Serge meaning

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A strong twilled fabric with a diagonal rib, made of wool, silk, rayon, etc. and used for suits, coats, etc.
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To finish (a cut edge, as of a garment seam) with overcast stitches to prevent raveling.
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A twilled cloth of worsted or worsted and wool, often used for suits.
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To overcast (the raw edges of a fabric) to prevent unraveling.
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A type of worsted cloth.
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(by metonymy) A garment made of this fabric.
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(sewing) To overlock.
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A large wax candle used in some church ceremonies.
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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
  • Back formation from serging type of overcast stitch from serge
    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 sÄ“rica.
    From Wiktionary
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