Serrated
Serrate Ser"rate, Serrated Ser"ra*ted, a. [L. serratus, fr. serra a saw; perhaps akin to secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument. Cf. {Sierra}.] 1. Notched on the edge, like a saw. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves. [1913 Webster]

{Doubly serrate}, having small serratures upon the large ones, as the leaves of the elm.

{Serrate-ciliate}, having fine hairs, like the eyelashes, on the serratures; -- said of a leaf.

{Serrate-dentate}, having the serratures toothed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • serrated — 1703, pp. adj. from SERRATE (Cf. serrate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • serrated — [adj] jagged denticulate, indented, notched, ragged, sawlike, sawtooth, sawtoothed, scored, serrate, serried, serriform, serrulate, toothed; concept 486 Ant. smooth …   New thesaurus

  • serrated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or denoting a jagged edge like the teeth of a saw. ORIGIN Latin serratus, from serra saw …   English terms dictionary

  • serrated — adjective a) saw like. That knife has a serrated blade. b) Having a row of sharp or tooth like projections. Maple leaves have serrated edges …   Wiktionary

  • serrated — [[t]sere͟ɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A serrated object such as a knife or blade has a row of V shaped points along the edge. Bread knives should have a serrated edge …   English dictionary

  • serrated — /ser ay tid, seuh ray /, adj. 1. having a notched edge or sawlike teeth, esp. for cutting; serrate: the serrated blade of a bread knife. 2. serrate. [1695 1705; SERRATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • serrated — adj. Serrated is used with these nouns: ↑blade, ↑edge, ↑knife …   Collocations dictionary

  • serrated — ser|rat|ed [sıˈreıtıd, se ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of serrare to cut with a saw , from Latin serra saw ] having a sharp edge made of a row of connected points like teeth ▪ Use a knife… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • serrated — ser|rat|ed [ sə reıtəd ] adjective a serrated object such as a knife or blade has a row of regular sharp points along its edge …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • serrated — adj. having a jagged edge, having a notched edge like the teeth of a saw ser·rate || sereɪt , serÉ™t v. make serrated, cause to be notched adj. having a jagged edge, having a notched edge like the teeth of a saw …   English contemporary dictionary

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