searce

1 of 2

noun

ˈsərs
variants or less commonly search
-rch
plural searces also searches
archaic
: a fine sieve : strainer

searce

2 of 2

transitive verb

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-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: sift, bolt

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English saarce, sarche, from Middle French saas small sieve made of horsehair or bristles, from Medieval Latin setaceum, from Latin seta, saeta bristle

Transitive verb

Middle English sarcen, from saarce, sarche, noun

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“Searce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/searce. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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