[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /
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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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for ser
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.