Definitions for seresɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. dry; withered.

Origin of sere:

bef. 900; OE sēar, c. MLG sōr


  1. a stage in an ecological succession of plant communities.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of sere:

1915–20; extracted from series , or < L serere to join in a series

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered(adj)

    (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

    "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"


  1. sere(Noun)

    An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.

  2. sere(Adjective)

    Without moisture.

    1867 CE: Henry Lonsdale, The worthies of Cumberland

  3. Origin: From seer, from sear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sere(adj)

    [OE. seer, AS. sear (assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. /ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. Ã152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.

  2. Sere(adj)

    dry; withered. Same as Sear

  3. Sere(noun)

    claw; talon


  1. Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape

    Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape is a program, best known by its military acronym, that provides U.S. military personnel, U.S. Department of Defense civilians, and private military contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills, and the military code of conduct. Established by the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Korean War, it was extended during the Vietnam War to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. Most higher level SERE students are military aircrew and special operations personnel considered to be at high risk of capture. The U.S. Air Force SERE School is located at Fairchild AFB, Washington, while SERE Training for the U.S. Army is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The Navy and Marine Corps SERE School has known locations at: the U.S. Navy Remote Training Site at Warner Springs, California, the remote Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.


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