serif. a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M. noun (printing) a small line at the extremities of a main stroke in a type character n. “lines at the top or bottom of a letter;” see sans-serif. n. in typography, 1841, earlier […]
moderate to deep red. Historical Examples noun a moderate to dark red colour (as adjective): a cerise scarf n. shade of red, 1858, from French cerise, from rouge-cerise “cherry-red,” from cerise “cherry” (see cherry).
any of a subgroup of rare-earth metals, of which the terbium and yttrium metals comprise the other two subgroups.
a steel-gray, ductile metallic element of the rare-earth group found only in combination. Symbol: Ce; atomic weight: 140.12; atomic number: 58. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a malleable ductile steel-grey element of the lanthanide series of metals, used in lighter flints and as a reducing agent in metallurgy. Symbol: Ce; atomic no: 58; atomic wt: […]