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cere 1

 (sîr)
tr.v. cered, cer·ing, ceres
To wrap in or as if in cerecloth.

[Middle English ceren, ciren, from Old French cirer, to cover with wax, from Latin cērāre; see cerate.]

cere 2

 (sîr)
n.
A fleshy or waxlike membrane at the base of the upper beak in certain birds, such as parrots, through which the nostrils open.

[Middle English sere, from Old French cire, from Medieval Latin cēra, from Latin, wax; see cerate.]

cered adj.

cere

(sɪə)
n
(Zoology) a soft waxy swelling, containing the nostrils, at the base of the upper beak in such birds as the parrot
[C15: from Old French cire wax, from Latin cēra]

cere

(sɪə)
vb
(tr) to wrap (a corpse) in a cerecloth
[C15: from Latin cērāre, from cēra wax]

cere1

(sɪər)

n.
a fleshy covering at the top of the beak of certain birds, as raptors or parrots, through which the nostrils open.
[1480–90; sere, sp. variant of *cere < Medieval Latin cēra literally, wax < Latin]
cered, adj.

cere2

(sɪər)

v.t. cered, cer•ing.
to wrap in or as if in a cerecloth.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin cērāre to wax, v. derivative of cēra wax]

cere


Past participle: cered
Gerund: cering

Imperative
cere
cere
Present
I cere
you cere
he/she/it ceres
we cere
you cere
they cere
Preterite
I cered
you cered
he/she/it cered
we cered
you cered
they cered
Present Continuous
I am cering
you are cering
he/she/it is cering
we are cering
you are cering
they are cering
Present Perfect
I have cered
you have cered
he/she/it has cered
we have cered
you have cered
they have cered
Past Continuous
I was cering
you were cering
he/she/it was cering
we were cering
you were cering
they were cering
Past Perfect
I had cered
you had cered
he/she/it had cered
we had cered
you had cered
they had cered
Future
I will cere
you will cere
he/she/it will cere
we will cere
you will cere
they will cere
Future Perfect
I will have cered
you will have cered
he/she/it will have cered
we will have cered
you will have cered
they will have cered
Future Continuous
I will be cering
you will be cering
he/she/it will be cering
we will be cering
you will be cering
they will be cering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cering
you have been cering
he/she/it has been cering
we have been cering
you have been cering
they have been cering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cering
you will have been cering
he/she/it will have been cering
we will have been cering
you will have been cering
they will have been cering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cering
you had been cering
he/she/it had been cering
we had been cering
you had been cering
they had been cering
Conditional
I would cere
you would cere
he/she/it would cere
we would cere
you would cere
they would cere
Past Conditional
I would have cered
you would have cered
he/she/it would have cered
we would have cered
you would have cered
they would have cered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cere - the fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds
beak, neb, nib, pecker, bill - horny projecting mouth of a bird
Verb1.cere - wrap up in a cerecloth; "cere a corpse"
wrap, wrap up - arrange or fold as a cover or protection; "wrap the baby before taking her out"; "Wrap the present"