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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 ?
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.
By the bye, Aynesworth, have you noticed that unwholesome-looking youth in a serge suit there?
And noticing a gleam of light peeping in beside one of the serge curtains, he cheerfully dropped his feet over the edge of the sofa, and felt about with them for his slippers, a present on his last birthday, worked for him by his wife on gold-colored morocco.
Her knapsack was already packed, and its contents included a serge skirt "in case of emergencies.
He was dressed in dark-blue serge, and had peculiarly thick, coarse, black hair.
Anne, in her flannel blouse and serge skirt, with her hair rather blown from her windy walk home, was sitting squarely in the middle of the floor, teasing the Sarah-cat with a wishbone.