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Definitions for Serra
ˈsɛr ə; huˈni pəˌroʊser·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Serra, Junipero Serra, Miguel Jose Serranoun

    Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)


  1. Serra

    Serra a municipality in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Bordering the north of the state's capital, Vitória, the municipality is part of the Greater Vitória metropolitan area. Its population was 409,324 and its area is 553 km². Serra, the seat of the municipality, is to the north of the characteristic Mestre Álvaro mountain which juts out of the coastal lowlands, and which is said to look like a small mountain range or "serra", in Portuguese, which is where the town and municipality got its name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Serra

    ser′a, n. a saw, or saw-like part [L.]


  1. Serra

    a saw or saw-like part.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SERRA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Serra is ranked #5674 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Serra surname appeared 6,114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Serra.

    67.1% or 4,108 total occurrences were White.
    28.5% or 1,744 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 169 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.7% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 42 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. ersar

  2. raser

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Serra in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Serra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Serra in a Sentence

  1. Olin Tezcatlipoca:

    Our protest is to tell the Pope that by canonizing Junipero Serra, they want to canonize colonialism, they want to canonize white supremacy and they want to canonize the genocide of our people. And that is an immoral act.

  2. Pope Francis:

    In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States, who was the evangelizer of the west of the United States.

  3. Valentin Lopez:

    It seems like the church is doing all it can to separate Serra from the atrocities and deaths and what happened to the Indians, but that does not work.

  4. Corrina Gould:

    I am totally against the canonization of Serra, serra came up here with the intention of wiping out the people, whether he thought he was going to do that through disease or through Christianity, it happened.

  5. Emma Taila:

    A lot of people make the argument Serra had goodintentions —of course, we don’t know that for sure because all of our accounts are from a Spanish perspective — but our view is that he was complicit in the mission system that killed and enslaved a lot of native people, and we can’t just go around honoring everyone who had good intentions with a high school name, especially if they caused so much damage.

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    relating to or involving money
    • A. pecuniary
    • B. irascible
    • C. ostensive
    • D. jejune

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