WOW: Serried

This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

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Here’s my WOW for this week:

serried

Word
serried

Pronunciation
serried

Part of Speech
Adjective

Related Forms
Adverb: serriedly
Noun: serriedness

Meaning
In close or compact formation

Word Origin
First recorded use C17 (1667, in ‘Paradise Lost’): from Old French serré, meaning ‘close-packed’, from serrer, meaning ‘to shut up’.

Synonyms
arranged, assembled, close, compact, dense, massed, phalanxed

Use in a Sentence
1.
The crowds cheered from the roadside as the troops paraded past in serried ranks, their steps in perfect unison.

Guards of the Household Division on Parade MOD 45153754
Image from Wikimedia – by Sergeant Steven Hughes
2. The fans filled the stadium in a serried mass, uncaring of their close proximity in their eagerness to worship their idol.

Flickr - FXR - Cut Copy (Fans)
Image from Wikimedia – By FXR
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