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  1. serial.
  2. service1.

ser

or seer

[seer, sair]
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

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1810–20

Ser

Biochemistry.
  1. serine.

ser-

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

ser.

  1. serial.
  2. series.
  3. sermon.
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Examples from the Web for ser

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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for ser

ser

seer

noun
  1. a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund

Word Origin

from Hindi
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ser in Medicine

Ser

abbr.
  1. serine
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