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See also: sére, seré, and Sêre

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sere, seer, seere, from Old English sēar. More at sear.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sere (comparative serer, superlative serest)

  1. (archaic) Without moisture, dry.
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, part 5:
      The roaring wind! it roar'd far off,
      It did not come anear;
      But with its sound it shook the sails
      That were so thin and sere.
    • 1868, Henry Lonsdale, The Worthies of Cumberland, volume concerning Sir J. R. G. Graham, chapter 1, page 1:
      …whilst the recitation of Border Minstrelsy, or a well-sung ballad, served to revive the sere and yellow leaf of age by their refreshing memories of the pleasurable past.
    • 1984, Vernor Vinge, The Peace War, chapter 37:
      The grass was sere and golden, the dirt beneath white and gravelly.
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

sere (plural seres)

  1. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English sere, ser, from Old Norse sér (for oneself, separately, dative reflexive pronoun, literally to oneself), from Old Norse sik, from Proto-Germanic *sek (oneself). Cognate with Scots seir. Compare Icelandic sig, German sich, Latin se.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sere (comparative more sere, superlative most sere)

  1. (rare, archaic, dialectal) Set apart; separate; individual; different; diverse; several; many.
    • 1815, Roger Ascham, The English Works. A New Ed - Page 133:
      Therefore I have seen good shooters which would have for every bow a sere case, made of woollen cloth, and then you may put three or four of them, so cased, into a leather case if you will.
    • 1912, Eliakim Littell, ‎Robert S. Littell, The Living Age - Volume 274 - Page 153:
      Thou wert wellnee moidered' wi' me, I know, but it thou'd telled me, Mary, I mun do better or else we mun goo our sere-ways,' belike I should a done better. I'm nobbut a mon, Mary, a lundy day-tale mon. Thou might a glen me that much [...]
    • 1999, Richard Beadle, ‎Pamela M. King, York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling - Page 104:
      Behold now sir, and thou shalt see Sere kingdoms and sere country; All this will I give to thee For evermore, And thou fall and honour me As I said ere.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From French serre.

NounEdit

sere (plural seres)

  1. (obsolete) Claw; talon.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sere in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

VerbEdit

sere

  1. 3rd person singular indicative of srát

FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēra, from sērō (at a late hour, late), from sērus (late). Compare Italian sera, Venetian séra, Romansch saira, seira, Romanian seară, French soir.

NounEdit

sere f (plural seris)

  1. evening

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈseː.re], /ˈsere/
  • Hyphenation: sé‧re

NounEdit

sere f

  1. plural of sera

AnagramsEdit


KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. old

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Form of the verb serō (I sow or plant).

VerbEdit

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 2Edit

Form of the verb serō (I join or weave).

VerbEdit

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 3Edit

Form of sērus.

AdjectiveEdit

sēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sērus

LeoneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

sere

  1. to be

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch sēro. Equivalent to sêer +‎ -e.

AdverbEdit

sêre

  1. strongly, very, to a great degree
  2. hard, forcefully
  3. fast, with speed

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • sere”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sere”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English sēar, from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz. Doublet of sor (sorrel).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. (especially referring to plants) dry, withered, shrunken, brittle
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French seür.

AdjectiveEdit

sere

  1. Alternative form of sure

ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Persian سر(sar).

NounEdit

sere ?

  1. (anatomy) head