serried

[ ser-eed ]
/ ˈsɛr id /

adjective

pressed together or compacted, as soldiers in rows: serried troops.

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Origin of serried

First recorded in 1660–70; serry + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM serried

ser·ried·ly, adverbser·ried·ness, nounun·ser·ried, adjective

Definition for serried (2 of 2)

serry
[ ser-ee ]
/ ˈsɛr i /

verb (used with or without object), ser·ried, ser·ry·ing. Archaic.

to crowd closely together.

Origin of serry

1575–85; < Middle French serré, past participle of serrer to press tightly together; see sear2
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British Dictionary definitions for serried

serried
/ (ˈsɛrɪd) /

adjective

in close or compact formationserried ranks of troops

Word Origin for serried

C17: from Old French serré close-packed, from serrer to shut up; see sear ²
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