Synonyms for serried

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ser-eed
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛr id

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Définition of serried

Origin :
  • "pressed close together," 1667 (in "Paradise Lost"), probably a past participle adjective from serry "to press close together" (1580s), a military term, from Middle French serre "close, compact" (12c.), past participle of serrer "press close, fasten," from Vulgar Latin *serrare "to bolt, lock up," from Latin serare, from sera "a bolt, bar, cross-bar," perhaps from PIE *ser- (3) "to line up" (see series). Modern use is due to the popularity of Scott, who used it with phalanx.
  • As in packed : adj full
  • As in serrated : adj jagged
Example sentences :
  • A thousand serried problems seemed to be pressing on me at once.
  • Extract from : « Women's Wild Oats » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • And how he thundered "Blaze with your serried columns, I will not bend the knee!"
  • Extract from : « The Romance of an Old Fool » by Roswell Field
  • They stood there looking down between the serried lines of trees.
  • Extract from : « A Mating in the Wilds » by Ottwell Binns
  • Swiftly, surely, their serried ranks were closing in on the Christian band.
  • Extract from : « With Spurs of Gold » by Frances Nimmo Greene
  • The Levitic officers were to protect the king's person with serried ranks.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible » by F. W. Farrar
  • Along the serried ranks of mosquitoes the signal runs, "Blood!"
  • Extract from : « The American Egypt » by Channing Arnold
  • They are like serried ranks; the ground literally bristles with them.
  • Extract from : « Autumn Impressions of the Gironde » by Isabel Giberne Sieveking
  • Then, armed to the teeth, they rode forward in serried ranks.
  • Extract from : « The Days of Chivalry » by Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine
  • Instead of charging in serried ranks, the moment the command "Charge!"
  • Extract from : « Trooper 3809 » by Lionel Decle
  • The serried ash-backets were driven this way and that by the gale.
  • Extract from : « Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City » by S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

Antonyms for serried

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