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ser

or seer

[seer, sair] /sɪər, sɛər/
noun
1.
a unit of weight in India, varying in value but usually 1/40 of a maund: the government ser is divided into 80 tolas of 180 English grains and equals nearly 2 pounds 1 ounce avoirdupois (950 grams).
Origin of ser
1810-1820
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1810-20

Ser

Biochemistry.
1.

ser-

1.
variant of sero- before a vowel:
serous.

ser.

1.
2.
3.
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Examples from the Web for ser
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  • Does this mean that you are come to your senses on the score of a stipend, ser Galeotto?

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • "Your man, ser Francesco," he cried, his face white with excitement.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • “You need not be afraid of the baker now,” she told ser Giulia.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • They were listening to the thin notary, ser Cioni, who had just paused on his way to the Duomo.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Better don a cowl at once, ser Cioni: everybody will believe in your fasting.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Did he tell you about the pay, ser Ceccone, or was it Melema himself?

    Romola George Eliot
  • Why should ser Ceccone like Melema any the better for doing him favours?

    Romola George Eliot
  • ser Francesco patted her on the cheek, and called her semplicetta!

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • ser Francesco did not comprehend him, and expressed it not in words but in looks.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for ser

ser

/sɪə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund
Word Origin
from Hindi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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ser in Medicine

Ser abbr.
serine

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