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Semi vs Lori - What's the difference?

semi | lori |

As nouns the difference between semi and lori

is that semi is (uk|australia|canada) a semi-detached house while lori is loris.



(wikipedia semi)


(en noun)
  • (UK, Australia, Canada) A semi-detached house.
  • * 2008 , Elliott Placks, quoted in Helen Isbister, Morris Bryant, Property , Career FAQs, Australia, page 40,
  • I?m selling two side-by-side semis that are currently under construction, a waterfront apartment and a house in Rose Bay.
  • * 2008 , Barry Goodchild, Homes, Cities and Neighbourhoods: Planning and the Residential Landscapes of Modern Britain , page 52,
  • The smaller semis of the 1920s and 1930s were closely related to the three bedroom pre-1919 narrow fronted terraces, at least to the larger pre-1919 terraces.
  • A semitrailer; a tractor-trailer; an eighteen-wheeler.
  • * 2011 , Eamonn Duff, Schapelle Corby: The Untold Story Behind Her Ill-Fated Drug Run , Allen & Unwin, Australia, unnumbered page,
  • All night we couldn?t hear each other speak because of the sound of semis changing gear to get over the hill.
  • A semifinal.
  • (slang) A partial erection.
  • * 2010 , Mickey Erlach, Video Boys (page 158)
  • The twink got a semi just from that look.


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    Etymology 1

    In some cases, a 20th century spelling variant of Laurie, from Laura. In other cases, a diminutive form of names such as Loretta and Lorraine.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A female given name, popular in the US in the 1960s.
  • * 1957 , Paul Gallico, Thomasina: The Cat who Thought She was God (Doubleday 1957), page 243:
  • There was Lori' - '''Lori''' - '''Lori''' no longer daft - '''Lori''' who could fight like the very devil of a Scotswoman at the side of her man - '''Lori''' would pull Mary Ruadh back from the brink of the grave, and perhaps himself too. His spirits began to lift. His whole being sang with the name of ' Lori .
  • * 2006 , Christine W. Murphy, Through Iowa Glass (Hard Shell Word Factory 2006, ISBN 0759900949), page 23:
  • While she continued to cling to his arm, Lorraine pouted again. " Running away changed a lot of things, but it didn't change your name. Nobody's called me Lori for ages, but while you're here, we'll just have to put up with each other."
    English diminutives of female given names

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Proper noun

    (Lori Region) (en proper noun)
  • a region (marz) of the Republic of Armenia
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