- a twilled worsted or woolen fabric used especially for clothing.
- cotton, rayon, or silk in a twill weave.
Origin of serge1
- to overcast (unfinished seams or edges, as in a fabric or rug), especially by machine, in order to prevent fraying.
Origin of serge2
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for serge
Contemporary Examples of serge
This was to Serge Sorokko, the art dealer, with whom she moved to San Francisco, where he has a gallery on Geary.Tatiana Sorokko Is the Queen of Vintage Couture
October 8, 2014
In response, Putin adviser Serge Glazyev said Russia would strike back through financial means.Did Russia Just Dump a Huge Amount of U.S. Government Bonds?
March 20, 2014
In 1968, filmmaker Serge Bard gave the art world a high-contrast buzz.When All Life Was A Warhol
December 17, 2013
Based in Montreal, CGI was started by founder and executive chairman Serge Godin in 1976 when Godin was 26.The Company That Built Obamacare Is Doing Better Than Ever
October 18, 2013
Or you can take that to your advantage and make yourself unique—it is rare—and that is what Serge did.‘War Witch’ Filmmaker Kim Nguyen on Africa’s Child Soldiers
March 1, 2013
Historical Examples of serge
Anthony's Browning was in Monny's hand, and hidden only under her serge coat.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
When her brother Serge was appointed priest of Les Artaud, she accompanied him there.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
She talked of sending for Doctor Pascal, but Serge would not have it.
Thus Albine and Serge strolled on together in the sunlight for the first time.
Albine's snowy skin was but the whiteness of Serge's browner skin.
- a twill-weave woollen or worsted fabric used for clothing
- a similar twilled cotton, silk, or rayon fabric
Word Origin for serge
late 14c., from Old French serge (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *sarica, in Medieval Latin "cloth of wool mixed with silk or linen," from Latin serica (vestis) "silken (garment)," from serica, from Greek serike, fem. of serikos "silken" (see silk). The French word is the source of German sarsche, Danish sarge, etc.