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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who wins early competitions but who has not yet participated in the event that will determine the winner.

Usage examples (37)
  • He was thrilled to be a semifinalist; only one more contest for the win.
  • The first-time Grand Slam semifinalist is 13-5 at Roland Garros and 7-15 in other major events.
  • And the two-time Wimbledon semifinalist is not dwelling on how he will be remembered a couple of hundred years from now.
  • The RED classified as a semifinalist in the IDEAS Competition for more
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