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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calm, unagitated, serene, tranquiladjective

    not agitated; without losing self-possession

    "spoke in a calm voice"; "remained calm throughout the uproar"; "he remained serene in the midst of turbulence"; "a serene expression on her face"; "she became more tranquil"; "tranquil life in the country"

  2. sereneadjective

    completely clear and fine

    "serene skies and a bright blue sea"


  1. Serenenoun

    . A rare variant of Serena.

  2. Etymology: serein, * — from substantive use of serum, neuter of serus + -anus suffix.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SERENEadjective

    Etymology: serein, French; serenus, Latin.

    Spirits live inspher’d
    In regions mild, of calm and serene air. John Milton.

    The moon, serene in glory, mounts the sky. Alexander Pope.

    There wanted yet a creature might erect
    His stature, and upright with front serene
    Govern the rest. John Milton.

    Exciting them, by a due remembrance of all that is past, unto future circumspection, and a serene expectation of the future life. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.

  2. Serenenoun

    A calm damp evening.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Where ever death doth please t’ appear,
    Seas, serenes, swords, shot, sickness, all are there. Ben Jonson.

  3. To Sereneverb

    Etymology: serener, French; sereno, Latin.

    Take care
    Thy muddy bev’rage to serene, and drive
    Precipitant the baser ropy lees. Philips.


  1. serene

    Serene refers to a state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled, typically used to describe a person's demeanor or an environment's atmosphere. It can also refer to clear and free from storms or disturbances when used to describe the weather.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sereneadjective

    bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky

  2. Sereneadjective

    calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul

  3. Serenenoun

    serenity; clearness; calmness

  4. Serenenoun

    evening air; night chill

  5. Sereneverb

    to make serene

  6. Etymology: [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. hot, scorching.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Serene

    sē-rēn′, adj. calm: unclouded: unruffled: an adjunct to the titles of certain German princes—a translation of Durchlaucht.—v.t. to tranquillise.—n. the chilly damp of evening: blight.—adv. Serēne′ly, calmly, coolly.—ns. Serēne′ness; Seren′itude; Seren′ity, state or quality of being serene, calmness, peace.—v.t. Serenise′, to make bright: to glorify. [L. serenus, clear.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Serene is ranked #71042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Serene surname appeared 275 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Serene.

    92% or 253 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serene in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of serene in a Sentence

  1. Maitri Upanishads:

    Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.

  2. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Our days are a kaleidoscope. Every instant a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort. Nothing ever happens twice alike. The most familiar people stand each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects. The most tranquil house, with the most serene inhabitants, living upon the utmost regularity of system, is yet exemplifying infinite diversities.

  3. James Allen, "As A Man Thinketh":

    As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.

  4. Wilton Gregory:

    It remains an unresolved concern for our nation and the violent protests that have taken place over the last year, year and a half are an indication that it's still an unresolved issue, and so I'm very grateful that he addressed it and I'm grateful that he was able to do so in such a serene way.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We don’t know anything about silent sages, buried knowledge, the eye of the mute poet, serene seers, yet how many talkative destroyers, prophets and ideologues, teachers and beautifiers there are on the other side.

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