The defendant announced, with a blush, that he had just finished up his first semester of college and was awaiting his grades.
Denise: We would be able to pay 2/3 of ONE semester of community college for our daughter.
The exposure my client would have had in criminal court doesn't compare to a second semester senior getting expelled.
1827, from German Semester "half-year course in a university," from Latin semestris, in cursus semestris "course of six months," from semestris, semenstris "of six months, lasting six months, half-yearly, semi-annual," from sex "six" (see six) + mensis "month" (see moon (n.)). Related: Semestral; semestrial.