cere


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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"
References in classic literature ?
God only knows, Captain Giles," was my sin- cere answer.
Mother Ceres was exceedingly fond of her daughter Proserpina, and seldom let her go alone into the fields.
Indeed, it is most probable that Ceres was then a thousand miles off, making the corn grow in some far distant country.
The child mustered all her strength, and gave one more scream, but was out of sight before Ceres had time to turn her head.
But my story must now clamber out of King Pluto's dominions, and see what Mother Ceres had been about, since she was bereft of her daughter.
It seemed so unaccountable, however, that the girl should have strayed over so many lands and seas (which she herself could not have traversed without the aid of her winged dragons), that the good Ceres tried to believe that it must be the child of some other parent, and not her own darling Proserpina, who had uttered this lamentable cry.
He sacrifices not to Ceres and the Terrestrial Jove, but to the infernal Plutus rather.
While thus he spake, th' Angelic Squadron bright Turnd fierie red, sharpning in mooned hornes Thir Phalanx, and began to hemm him round With ported Spears, as thick as when a field Of CERES ripe for harvest waving bends Her bearded Grove of ears, which way the wind Swayes them; the careful Plowman doubting stands Least on the threshing floore his hopeful sheaves Prove chaff.
That tribute, which it would seem nations must ever pay, by way of a weary probation, around the shrine of Ceres, before they can be indulged in her fullest favours, is in some measure exacted in America, from the descendant instead of the ancestor.
So again when Ceres fell in love with Iasion, and yielded to him in a thrice-ploughed fallow field, Jove came to hear of it before so very long and killed Iasion with his thunderbolts.
All he had to shower was vegetables, and he showered them in a way that would have caused the goddess Ceres to be talked about.
Now we learn what patient periods must round themselves before the rock is formed; then before the rock is broken, and the first lichen race has disintegrated the thinnest external plate into soil, and opened the door for the remote Flora, Fauna, Ceres, and Pomona to come in.