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Sere definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SERE, a. Dry; withered; usually written sear, which see.
SERE, n. A claw or talon. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines" [syn: dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective also sear Etymology: Middle English, from Old English s?ar dry; akin to Old High German s?r?n to wither, Greek hauos dry, Lithuanian sausas Date: before 12th century 1. being dried and withered 2. archaic threadbare II. noun Etymology: Latin series series Date: 1916 a series of ecological communities formed in ecological succession

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. a catch of a gunlock holding the hammer at half or full cock. Etymology: prob. f. OF serre lock, bolt, grasp, f. serrer (see SERRIED) 2. var. of SEAR adj. 3. n. Ecol. a sequence of animal or plant communities. Etymology: L serere join in a SERIES

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sear Sear, Sere Sere (s[=e]r), a. [OE. seer, AS. se['a]r (assumed) fr. se['a]rian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor[=e]n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. [,c]ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. [root]152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves. --Milton. I have lived long enough; my way of life Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sere Sere, a. Dry; withered. Same as Sear. But with its sound it shook the sails That were so thin and sere. --Coleridge.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sere Sere, n. [F. serre.] Claw; talon. [Obs.] --Chapman.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Dry, withered. See sear.

Moby Thesaurus

adust, arid, atrophied, baked, bare, bone-dry, brittle, burnt, corky, deep-worn, dehydrated, desiccated, dog-eared, dried, dried-up, droughty, dry, emaciated, evaporated, exsiccated, moistureless, mummified, papery, parched, parchmenty, scorched, sear, seared, shelfworn, shopworn, shriveled, shrunken, sun-dried, sunbaked, thirsty, threadbare, timeworn, unwatered, wasted, waterless, weazened, well-worn, wilted, wind-dried, withered, wizened, worn, worn ragged, worn to rags, worn to threads, worn-down, wrinkled

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