semicircle


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sem·i·cir·cle

 (sĕm′ĭ-sûr′kəl)
n.
1. A half of a circle as divided by a diameter.
2. An object or arrangement of objects or people in the shape of half a circle.

sem′i·cir′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.

semicircle

(ˈsɛmɪˌsɜːkəl)
n
1. (Mathematics)
a. one half of a circle
b. half the circumference of a circle
2. anything having the shape or form of half a circle
semicircular adj
ˌsemiˈcircularly adv

sem•i•cir•cle

(ˈsɛm ɪˌsɜr kəl)

n.
1. half of a circle; the arc from one end of a diameter to the other.
2. anything having or arranged in the form of a half of a circle.
[1520–30; < Latin sēmicirculus. See semi-, circle]
sem`i•cir′cu•lar (-ˈsɜr kyə lər) adj.
sem`i•cir′cu•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semicircle - a plane figure with the shape of half a circlesemicircle - a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
Translations
نِصْفُ دَائِرَةنِصْف دائِرَه
půlkruh
halvcirkel
puoliympyrä
polukrug
félkör
hálfhringur
半円
반원
išdėstytas puslankiupuslankispusratis
pusaplispusloks
polkruh
halvcirkel
ครึ่งวงกลม
hình bán nguyệt

semicircle

[ˈsemɪˌsɜːkl] Nsemicírculo m

semicircle

[ˈsɛmɪˌsɜːkl] nsemicerchio

semicircle

(ˈsemisəːkl) noun
a half circle. The chairs were arranged in a semicircle round the speaker.
ˌsemiˈcircular (-ˈsəːkju-) adjective

semicircle

نِصْفُ دَائِرَة půlkruh halvcirkel Halbkreis ημικύκλιο semicírculo puoliympyrä demi-cercle polukrug semicerchio 半円 반원 halve cirkel halvsirkel półkole semicírculo полукруг halvcirkel ครึ่งวงกลม yarım daire hình bán nguyệt 半圆形
References in classic literature ?
The Priests were to be painted in the same way, red being applied to that semicircle in which the eye and mouth formed the middle point; while the other or hinder semicircle was to be coloured green.
This is a semicircle cut into the lawn and edged with privet, and in this semicircle are eleven beds of different sizes bordered with box and arranged round a sun-dial, and the sun-dial is very venerable and moss-grown, and greatly beloved by me.
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
With its faint, grey streaks came the savages of Bekwando, crawling up in a semicircle through the long, rough grass, then suddenly, at a signal, bounding upright with spears poised in their hands - an ugly sight in the dim dawn for men chilled with the moist, damp air and only half-awake.
He was seated on a cushioned chair, and had a garland on his head, for he had been sacrificing in the court; and there were some other chairs in the room arranged in a semicircle, upon which we sat down by him.
Immediately about a dozen of the principal warriors, separating from the rest, descended to the edge of the river, lighted a fire, seated themselves in a semicircle round it, and, displaying the calumet, invited the party to land.
Welland and her sister-in-law were facing their semicircle of critics with the Mingottian APLOMB which old Catherine had inculcated in all her tribe, and that only May Welland betrayed, by a heightened colour
The soldiers passed in a semicircle round something where the ball had fallen, and an old trooper on the flank, a noncommissioned officer who had stopped beside the dead men, ran to catch up his line and, falling into step with a hop, looked back angrily, and through the ominous silence and the regular tramp of feet beating the ground in unison, one seemed to hear left.
In many successive visits we came to know his stage well--the purple semicircle of hills, the slim trees leaning over houses, the yellow sands, the streaming green of ravines.
This great range, although running in a straight north and south line, owing to an optical deception, always appeared more or less curved; for the lines drawn from each peak to the beholder's eye, necessarily converged like the radii of a semicircle, and as it was not possible (owing to the clearness of the atmosphere and the absence of all intermediate objects) to judge how far distant the farthest peaks were off, they appeared to stand in a flattish semicircle.
Broad on both bows, at the distance of some two or three miles, and forming a great semicircle, embracing one half of the level horizon, a continuous chain of whale-jets were up-playing and sparkling in the noon-day air.
And Moncharmin, behind Richard, also turned about; that is, he described a semicircle behind Richard and also WALKED BACKWARD