Se*rene" (?), a. [L. serenus to grow dry, Gr. hot, scorching.]


Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky.

The moon serene in glory mounts the sky. Pope.

Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. Gray.


Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul.


⇒ In several countries of Europe, Serene is given as a tittle to princes and the members of their families; as, His Serene Highness.

Drop serene. Med. See Amaurosis.



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Se*rene", n.


Serenity; clearness; calmness.

[Poetic.] "The serene of heaven."


To their master is denied To share their sweet serene. Young.

2. [F. serein evening dew or damp. See Serein.]

Evening air; night chill.

[Obs.] "Some serene blast me."

B. Jonson.


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Se*rene", v. t. [L. serenare.]

To make serene.

Heaven and earth, as if contending, vie To raise his being, and serene his soul. Thomson.


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