Definition of serried adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈserid//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈserid//
[usually before noun] (literary)
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standing or arranged closely together in rows or lines serried ranks of soldiers Word Originmid 17th cent.: past participle of serry ‘press close’, probably from French serré ‘close together’, based on Latin sera ‘lock’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serried