[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /
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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).
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Origin of ser1
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1810–20
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variant of sero- before a vowel: serous.
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How to use ser in a sentence
Ser Jaime Lannister is a member, sworn to serve King Robert.
The mute Ser Ilyn Payne (Wilko Johnson)—whose tongue was ripped out by the Mad King—fulfills this role for King Robert.
Wk-mi-ser, Corn; a warrior of distinction, of the Ne-caw-ee-gee band.
"Dis yeah am gettin' ser'us," mused Jethro, leaning against the side of the house in order to think more clearly.The Phantom of the River|Edward S. Ellis
His invariable reply to the question is, "Yiss, I'll ger-go, it's ser-something for ner-nothing."
While reading the ser-vice over a poor young man he had nursed many weeks he took cold.The Man Between|Amelia E. Barr
Eeeetoy said he would escape the flood by getting into the vessel he was making from the gum of the grease bushes or ser-quoy.Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights|J. William Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for ser
/ (sɪə) /
a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund
Word Origin for ser
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