American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Withered; dry: sere vegetation at the edge of the desert.
- n. The entire sequence of ecological communities successively occupying an area from the initial stage to the climax.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Without moisture.
- n. An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.
- n. obsolete claw; talon
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
- French serre (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English sēar.From series. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was inflicted, and endured, by those members of the Special Forces who underwent the advanced form of training known as sere (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape).”
“Some derived from personal training experiences, including a military program known as sere (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), designed to help soldiers persevere in the event of capture.”
“Both worked in a classified military training program known as sere — for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape — which trains soldiers to endure captivity in enemy hands.”
“Many people assume that Special Forces operatives looked around for interrogation methods, recalled their sere training, and decided to try the techniques.”
“Though they were all in what Dr. Spinks afterwards termed the sere and yellow leaf, both he and the good captain really vied with each other in paying kindly attention to their wants.”
“He used it three and a half times in the book, annoying me at least as much as Andre Norton's use of 'sere' in every one of her books.”
“Yes, sir, I'm a-looking, and there's a heap o 'sere' ood with a bit of”
“He had signed on, drawn down his bank account, paid his first wife a lump sum to cover her maintenance and child support for the twins, married the love of his soul on a sere, scorched afternoon three weeks ago, and put the finishing touches on his yurt.”
“We picked up speed and hauled through sere yellow farmland.”
“Non posso transport the meno di montare ogni mio movie tutte le sere.”
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