bimonthly / semimonthly

bimonthly / semimonthly
   Bimonthly means "every two months": We order from the co-op bimonthly.
   Semimonthly means "twice a month (biweekly)": We have our house cleaned semimonthly.

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  • bimonthly / semimonthly —    Bimonthly means every two months : We order from the co op bimonthly.    Semimonthly means twice a month (biweekly) : We have our house cleaned semimonthly …   Confused words

  • bimonthly — [bī munth′lē; ] esp.for n. [ bī′munth΄lē] adj., adv. 1. once every two months 2. Now Rare twice a month: in this sense, semimonthly is the preferred term n. pl. bimonthlies a publication appearing once every two months …   English World dictionary

  • semimonthly — I noun a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year) • Hypernyms: ↑series, ↑serial, ↑serial publication II adjective occurring twice a month a semimonthly publication …   Useful english dictionary

  • bimonthly — 1. adjective a) Occurring once every two months; bimestrial His bimonthly appointment was almost due. b) Twice every month; semimonthly. 2. adverb …   Wiktionary

  • bimonthly — /buy munth lee/, adj., n., pl. bimonthlies, adv. adj. 1. occurring every two months. 2. occurring twice a month; semimonthly. n. 3. a bimonthly publication. adv. 4. every two months: Next year we plan six field trips to take place bimonthly. 5.… …   Universalium

  • bimonthly — bi•month•ly [[t]baɪˈmʌnθ li[/t]] adj. n. pl. lies, adv. 1) occurring every two months 2) occurring twice a month; semimonthly 3) a bimonthly publication 4) every two months 5) twice a month; semimonthly • Etymology: 1840–50 usage: See bi …   From formal English to slang

  • bimonthly — I. adjective Date: 1845 1. occurring every two months 2. occurring twice a month ; semimonthly Usage: see bi II. adverb Date: 1858 1. once every two months 2. twice a month …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semimonthly — Synonyms and related words: annual, biannual, biennial, bimonthly, biweekly, catamenial, centenary, centennial, daily, decennial, diurnal, fortnightly, hebdomadal, hourly, menstrual, momentary, momently, monthly, quarterly, quotidian, secular,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bimonthly — adj, adv bimestrial, Obs. bimensal, every two months; semimonthly, fortnightly, twice a month …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • periodic — adj periodical, intermittent, alternating, alternate, remittent, recurrent, recurring, cyclic, cyclical; episodic, on again off again, spasmodic, sporadic; occasional, infrequent, rare, every once in a while, predictable, foreseeable; pulsating,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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