- of or relating to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated.
- (in boxing) of or relating to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout.
- a semifinal contest or round.
- (in boxing) the second most important bout on a card.
- the round before the final in a competition
- (as modifier)the semifinal draw
adj.also semi-final, 1867, from semi- + final. As a noun from 1868.