Serrying
Serry Ser"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serrying}.] [F. serrer, LL. serrare, serare, from L. sera a bar, bolt; akin to serere to join or bind together. See {Serries}.] To crowd; to press together.

Note: [Now perhaps only in the form serried, p. p. or a.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Serried — Serry Ser ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serrying}.] [F. serrer, LL. serrare, serare, from L. sera a bar, bolt; akin to serere to join or bind together. See {Serries}.] To crowd; to press together. Note: [Now perhaps only in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Serry — Ser ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Serried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Serrying}.] [F. serrer, LL. serrare, serare, from L. sera a bar, bolt; akin to serere to join or bind together. See {Serries}.] To crowd; to press together. Note: [Now perhaps only in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serry — verb (serried; serrying) Etymology: Middle French serré, past participle of serrer to press, crowd more at sear Date: 1581 intransitive verb archaic to press together especially in ranks transitive verb to crowd together …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • serry — /ser ee/, v.i., v.t., serried, serrying. Archaic. to crowd closely together. [1575 85; < MF serré, ptp. of serrer to press tightly together; see SEAR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • serry — [c]/ˈsɛri/ (say seree) verb (serried, serrying) –verb (t) 1. to force to crowd closely together: *On high in the winery are the fortified wine casks in serried rows –max lake, 1966. –verb (i) 2. to crowd closely together. {apparently from French… …   Australian English dictionary

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