serried


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ser·ried

 (sĕr′ēd)
adj.
Pressed or crowded together, especially in rows: troops in serried ranks.

[Past participle of obsolete serry, to close ranks, from French serré, past participle of serrer, to crowd, fasten; see sear2.]

ser′ried·ly adv.

serried

(ˈsɛrɪd)
adj
in close or compact formation: serried ranks of troops.
[C17: from Old French serré close-packed, from serrer to shut up; see sear2]

ser•ried

(ˈsɛr id)

adj.
pressed together or compacted, as soldiers in rows.
[1660–70]
ser′ried•ly, adv.
ser′ried•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.serried - (especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together; "in serried ranks"
compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"

serried

adjective (Literary) massed, assembled, dense, close, compact, phalanxed the serried ranks of fans
Translations

serried

[ˈserɪd] ADJapretado
in serried ranksen filas apretadas

serried

[ˈsɛrid] adj [ranks, rows] → serré(e)

serried

adj serried rankseng geschlossene Reihen pl

serried

[ˈsɛrɪd] adj (liter) → serrato/a
in serried ranks → in ranghi serrati
References in classic literature ?
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand Banners rise into the Air With Orient Colours waving: with them rose A Forrest huge of Spears: and thronging Helms Appear'd, and serried Shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable: Anon they move In perfect PHALANX to the Dorian mood Of Flutes and soft Recorders; such as rais'd To highth of noblest temper Hero's old Arming to Battel, and in stead of rage Deliberate valour breath'd, firm and unmov'd With dread of death to flight or foul retreat, Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches, troubl'd thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds.
Ships" - and his keen glance, turning away from my face, ran along the vista of magnificent figure-heads that in the late seventies used to overhang in a serried rank the muddy pavement by the side of the New South Dock - "ships are all right; it's the men in 'em.
As when some mighty wave that thunders on the beach when the west wind has lashed it into fury--it has reared its head afar and now comes crashing down on the shore; it bows its arching crest high over the jagged rocks and spews its salt foam in all directions--even so did the serried phalanxes of the Danaans march steadfastly to battle.
He saw a great many pretty cheeks beneath high-plumed hats as he squeezed his way through serried waves of crumpled muslin; and sitting on little chairs at the base of the great serious English trees, he observed a number of quiet-eyed maidens who seemed only to remind him afresh that the magic of beauty had gone out of the world with Madame de Cintre: to say nothing of other damsels, whose eyes were not quiet, and who struck him still more as a satire on possible consolation.
But don't let me talk of misery now; time enough when it comes; ces demoiselles have gone to join the serried ranks of their amiable predecessors.
Dr Hood paced the length of his string of apartments, bounded-- as the boys' geographies say--on the east by the North Sea and on the west by the serried ranks of his sociological and criminologist library.
Creeping up the stairs before us, each on the tip of his silken toes, was a serried file of pink barbarians, redder in the face than anywhere else, and armed with crops carried by the wrong end.
In place of the grim ranks of serried warriors were company after company of Kukuana girls, not over-dressed, so far as clothing went, but each crowned with a wreath of flowers, and holding a palm leaf in one hand and a white arum lily in the other.
With an angry lash of her tail she bared her yellow fangs, curling her great lips in a hideous snarl that wrinkled her bristling snout in serried ridges and closed her wicked eyes to two narrow slits of rage and hatred.