serge

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See also: Serge and sergé

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French serge, replacing an older borrowing from Middle French sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica (silk garments).

Noun[edit]

serge (countable and uncountable, plural serges)

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  1. (textiles) A type of worsted cloth.
    • 1993, John Banville, Ghosts
      What I noticed most strongly was his smell, of hair oil and serge and cigarette smoke, and something else, something intimate and sour and wholly, shockingly other.
  2. (by metonymy) A garment made of this fabric.
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Verb[edit]

serge (third-person singular simple present serges, present participle serging, simple past and past participle serged)

  1. (sewing) To overlock.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French cierge.

Noun[edit]

serge (plural serges)

  1. A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French sarge, from Old French sarge, from Vulgar Latin *sarica, from Latin sērica, ultimately from the Ancient Greek σηρῐκός (sērikós, silken).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛʁʒ/
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Noun[edit]

serge f (plural serges)

  1. twill, serge

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  • English: serge

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French cerche (search).

Noun[edit]

serge

  1. Alternative form of serche (search)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French cerche (edge, margin).

Noun[edit]

serge

  1. Alternative form of serche (cut rock)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Anglo-Norman sercher.

Verb[edit]

serge

  1. Alternative form of serchen (to search)