Definitions for serifˈsɛr ɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ser•ifˈsɛr ɪf(n.)

  1. a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of


    Category: Printing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serif, seriph(noun)

    a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character


  1. serif(Noun)

    A short line added to the tops and bottoms of traditional typefaces, such as Times Roman.


  1. Serif

    In typography, a serif is a small line trailing from the edges of letters and symbols, such as when handwriting is separated into distinct units for a typewriter or typsetter. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface. A typeface without serifs is called sans serif or sans-serif, from the French sans, meaning “without”. Some typography sources refer to sans-serif typefaces as "Grotesque" or "Gothic", and serif typefaces as "Roman".

Anagrams of serif

  1. fires, fries

  2. Fries

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(American) an official with certain duties in the lawcourts.

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