Definition of Sperre
1. to bolt [v SPERRED, SPERRING, SPERRES] - See also: bolt
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sperre
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Literary usage of Sperre
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catholicon Anglicum: An English-Latin Wordbook, Dated 1483 by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1882)
"... to sperre (Spere A.) oute; exclud- ere, de-. a sperre (Spere A.) for А ... vel con/rin</ere. t)?e sperre (Spere A.) of y« firmament 3 ; spera, ..."
2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"Spenser writes it sperre, and so do some others, but the word is the same. See sperre. The bar of a door was also termed a spar. See Minshew and Sherwood, ..."
3. A German-English Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... m. pupillary border Pupillen-reactionen, pl. pupil reactions Pupillen-reflex, m. reaction to light Pupillen-sperre, /. atresia of pupil Pupillen ..."
4. Dizionario italiano ed inglese: = A Dictionary Italian and English ...by Ferdinando Altieri by Ferdinando Altieri (1726)
"Sporger la tefta in giíi, te lean dmn ene'i head. (. sperre ... sperre [levare] te rife, te rife up. ..."
5. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"(sv Speer, vb. 6. 2); ' To sper, to shut, to fasten a door with a bar of wood' (Jamieson). ME. sperre, ' claudere' (Cath. ..."
6. Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare (2001)
"To "sperre," or "spar," (from the old Teutonic word, "sper- ren ") signifies, to " shut up, defend by Barrs," &c. And in this very Sense has Chaucer used ..."