Haft vs Semi - What's the difference?

haft | semi |


As nouns the difference between haft and semi

is that haft is custody, imprisonment while semi is (uk|australia|canada) a semi-detached house.

haft

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • The handle of a tool or weapon.
  • * Dryden
  • This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
    Synonyms
    * hilt (sword handle ) * stale, stail, stele, steal (axe handle )

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * heft

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
  • semi

    English

    (wikipedia semi)

    Noun

    (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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