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serge 1

 (sûrj)
n.
A twilled cloth of worsted or worsted and wool, often used for suits.

[Middle English sarge, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *sārica, from Latin sērica (vestis), silken (clothing), feminine of sēricus, silken, from Greek sērikos, of the Seres, silken, from Sēres, a people of eastern Asia, perhaps China.]

serge 2

 (sûrj)
tr.v. serged, serg·ing, serg·es
To overcast (the raw edges of a fabric) to prevent unraveling.

[Back formation from serging, type of overcast stitch, from serge.]

serg′er n.

serge

(sɜːdʒ)
n
1. (Textiles) a twill-weave woollen or worsted fabric used for clothing
2. (Textiles) a similar twilled cotton, silk, or rayon fabric
[C14: from Old French sarge, from Vulgar Latin sārica (unattested), from Latin sēricum, from Greek sērikon silk, from sērikos silken, from sēr silkworm]

serge1

(sɜrdʒ)

n.
any of various twill-weave fabrics with the characteristic diagonal wale, esp. a smoothly finished worsted fabric used for suits.
[1350–1400; earlier, Middle English sarge < Old French sarge (French serge) < Vulgar Latin *sārica, for Latin sērica (lāna) Chinese (wool), i.e., silk; see seric-]

serge2

(sɜrdʒ)

v.t. serged, serg•ing.
to overcast (unfinished seams or edges, as in a fabric or rug), esp. by machine, in order to prevent fraying.
serg′er, n.

Serge

 of herons. See sedge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serge - a twilled woolen fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations
صِرج: نَسيج صوفي رقيق
serž
serges
szerzs
skáofinn dúkur
seržas
saržs
serž
bir tür kumaşşayakşerj

serge

[sɜːdʒ] Nsarga f

serge

[ˈsɜːrdʒ]
n (= fabric) → serge f

serge

nSerge f

serge

[sɜːdʒ] nserge f

serge

(səːdʒ) noun, adjective
(of) a type of strong, usually woollen, cloth. brown serge tunics.
References in classic literature ?
Her knapsack was already packed, and its contents included a serge skirt "in case of emergencies.
A cloak or mantle of coarse black serge, enveloped his whole body.
Next there presented itself to my sight a stately royal palace or castle, with walls that seemed built of clear transparent crystal; and through two great doors that opened wide therein, I saw coming forth and advancing towards me a venerable old man, clad in a long gown of mulberry-coloured serge that trailed upon the ground.
He was dressed in dark-blue serge, and had peculiarly thick, coarse, black hair.
Arriving at the window Parry found an unfinished scaffold, over which they were nailing a covering of black serge.
It was a man in an old-fashioned dress of black serge and having the aspect of a steward or principal domestic in the household of a nobleman or great English landholder.
I gazed upon my other self for a while before drawing across carefully the two green serge curtains which ran on a brass rod.
I therefore sought the knife which had been in my pocket, when led into the inquisitorial chamber; but it was gone; my clothes had been exchanged for a wrapper of coarse serge.
Then a deputation set off for The Worm's quarters and found him, betwixt and between, unlacing his stays, with the hat, wig, serge dress, etc.
The strong shadows cast by the green serge curtains, arranged according to the needs of each easel, produced a multitude of contrasts, and the piquant effects of light and shade.
Thus Tess walks on; a figure which is part of the landscape; a fieldwoman pure and simple, in winter guise; a gray serge cape, a red woollen cravat, a stuff skirt covered by a whitey-brown rough wrapper, and buff-leather gloves.
An individual who was standing beyond the railing, in the free space around the marble table, and whom no one had yet caught sight of, since his long, thin body was completely sheltered from every visual ray by the diameter of the pillar against which he was leaning; this individual, we say, tall, gaunt, pallid, blond, still young, although already wrinkled about the brow and cheeks, with brilliant eyes and a smiling mouth, clad in garments of black serge, worn and shining with age, approached the marble table, and made a sign to the poor sufferer.