(Latin: half)

demibastion (s) (noun), demibastions (pl)
A two-sided fortification, or half a bastion, that consists of a wall facing forward and a wall facing away from the middle: Ademibastion is designed to permit the firing of weapons to the flanks along the sides of the barriers.
demigod (s) (noun), demigods (pl)
1. An important or revered man who is treated like a god.
2. A mythological being who is half human and half god.
3. A male being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god.
4. A god regarded as minor in a hierarchy of other gods.
demigoddess (s) (noun), demigoddesses (pl)
1. An important or greatly respected woman who is treated like a goddess.
2. A mythological being who is half woman and half goddess.
3. A female being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a goddess.
demilitarization (s) (noun), demilitarizations (pl)
To do away with a military organization or potential, or to prohibit; such as, a zone or frontier area, from being used for armed forces purposes.
demilitarize (verb), demilitarizes; demilitarized; demilitarizing
1. To remove or prohibit the presence of soldiers, weapons, and military installations in an area after an agreement has been made to stop military operations: In accordance between the two countries, acceptance of withdrawing all armed forces to demilitarize the region was quickly acted upon during the following months.
2. To eliminate the military character of a zone: All buildings and housing of the soldiers were removed to demilitarize the area.
3. To prohibit military forces or installations in an area: In order to demilitarize the section of the city, all bases, camps, headquarters, etc. of the armed forces were forbidden.
4. To replace military control with civilian control: To demilitarize the area, the politicians agreed on removing all armed forces and power in the area and having the city return to a normal civil life of people not connected with armed forces and services.
demilune (s) (noun), demilunes (pl))
1. A half-moon or a crescent moon .
2. A crescent-shaped cell; such as, one of the serous cells of the body known as a submandibular salivary gland.
demimonde (s) (noun), demimondes (pl)
1. A class of women kept by wealthy lovers or protectors.
2. Women prostitutes considered as a group.
3. A class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior.
4. A group whose respectability is dubious or whose success is marginal.
5. Etymology: from French demi-monde; consisting of demi-, "half" + monde, "world"; borrowed from Latin mundus, "world".
demi-pension (s) (noun),demi-pensions (pl)
The price of a room in a hotel for a night with breakfast and one main meal included.
demirelief (s) (noun), demireliefs (pl)
Sculptural relief composed of modeled forms that project approximately halfway from the background.
demirep (s) (noun), demireps (pl)
A person of doubtful reputation or respectability: A demirep is considered to be a woman whose chastity or moral behavior is considered to be doubtful.
demisemiquaver (s) (noun), demisemiquavers (pl)
Primarily used in Britain, a musical note having the time value or duration of a thirty-second of a whole note.
demitasse (s) (noun), demitasses (pl)
A small cup of strong black coffee or espresso: A demitasse is also defined as a bowl-shaped container for people to drink from, typically having a handle and used with a matching saucer for hot drinks.
A small cup of black coffee.
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demiurge (s) (noun), demiurges (pl)
1. A very strong, driving, and influential force or personality.
2. In history, a public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
3. When capitalized, Demiurge in Gnostic and Platonic philosophies, refers to the creator and controller of the material world: A Dimiurge is a being, or a living creature, who is considered to be responsible for the creation of the universe.
demiurgical (adjective), more demiurgical, most demiurgical
Relatoing to a supernatural being who was imagined as creating or fashioning the world in subordination to the Supreme Being, and sometimes regarded as the originator of evil: In many states of ancient Greece, a dimiurgical person was referring to a public official, or a magistrate, a civilian officer who administered the law.
demivolt (s) (noun), demivolts (pl)
A half vault (volt); one of the seven artificial motions of a horse, in which it raises its front legs in a particular manner.