Serge Definition

sûrj
serged, sergei, serges, serging
noun
A strong twilled fabric with a diagonal rib, made of wool, silk, rayon, etc. and used for suits, coats, etc.
Webster's New World

A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.

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Synonyms:
silk-sergewool sergetwill
verb
To finish (a cut edge, as of a garment seam) with overcast stitches to prevent raveling.
Webster's New World

(sewing) To overlock.

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Other Word Forms of Serge

Noun

Singular:
serge
Plural:
serges

Origin of Serge

  • Middle English sarge from Old French from Vulgar Latin sārica from Latin sērica (vestis) silken (clothing) feminine of sēricus silken from Greek sērikos of the Seres, silken from Sēres a people of eastern Asia, perhaps China

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French serge, replacing an older borrowing from Middle French sarge < Old French < Vulgar Latin *sarica < Latin sērica.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back formation from serging type of overcast stitch from serge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French cierge.

    From Wiktionary

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