sere

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English seer(e), from Old English sēar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sere (comparative serer, superlative serest)

  1. Without moisture.
    • 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.
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

sere (plural seres)

  1. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

French serre

Noun[edit]

sere (plural seres)

  1. (obsolete) claw; talon
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Czech[edit]

Verb[edit]

sere

  1. 3rd person singular indicative of srát

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

sere f (plural seris)

  1. evening

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

sere

  1. plural form of sera

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Kurdish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sere

  1. old

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

sere

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of serō

Etymology 3[edit]

Form of sērus.

Adjective[edit]

sēre

  1. vocative masculine singular of sērus

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

sere

  1. (anatomy) head