Definition of Serif

1. Noun. A short line at the end of the main strokes of a character.

Exact synonyms: Seriph
Category relationships: Printing, Printing Process
Generic synonyms: Line



Definition of Serif

1. Noun. (typography) A short line added to the tops and bottoms of traditional typefaces, such as ''Times Roman''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Serif

1. a fine line used to finish off the main stroke of a letter [n -S] : SERIFED, SERIFFED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serif

sericteria
sericterium
serictery
sericultural
sericulture
sericultures
sericulturist
sericulturists
seriema
seriemas
series
series circuit
series circuits
series original
serif (current term)
serifed
seriffed
serifs
serigraph
serigrapher
serigraphers
serigraphies
serigraphs
serigraphy
serin
serine
serine-glyoxylate aminotransferase
serine-pyruvate aminotransferase
serine-tRNA ligase

Literary usage of Serif

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Plain English Handbook: How to Create Clear Sec Disclosure Documents edited by Nancy M. Smith (2001)
"Kinds of typefaces Typefaces come in two varieties: serif and sans serif. : serif sans serif IN N All serif typefaces have small lines at the beginning or ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1805)
"... for many of their story books, which are founded on fiction. •persed with historical Anecdotes and poetical Extracts. In a serif» of Letters to a Pupil. ..."

3. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"... the least variation from established precedents will totally distract and bewilder him: ila lex serif to est is the utmost his knowledge will arrive at ..."

4. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"The prisoner serif, a man to the post-office with the following note: "Have the kindness to deliver any letter directed to J. Parke and Son, or J. Parke and ..."

5. Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp (2004)
"This version (A) has short ascenders and descenders; Fedra serif B has ... Fedra serif A Book Italic Normal Italic Medium Italic Bold Italic SMALL CAPS BOOK ..."

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