Sear in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is sear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word sear is a Scrabble US word. The word sear is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

S1E1A1R1

Is sear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word sear is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

S1E1A1R1

Is sear a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word sear is a Words With Friends word. The word sear is worth 4 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Sear

You can make 26 words from 'sear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'sear'

ARES 4ARSE 4
EARS 4ERAS 4
RASE 4SEAR 4
SERA 4 

3 letters words from 'sear'

ARE 3ARS 3
EAR 3EAS 3
ERA 3ERS 3
RAS 3RES 3
SAE 3SAR 3
SEA 3SER 3

2 letters words from 'sear'

AE 2AR 2
AS 2EA 2
ER 2ES 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of sear

sear esar saer aser easr aesr sera esra srea rsea ersa resa sare asre srae rsae arse rase ears aers eras reas ares raes

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sear. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sear.

Definitions and meaning of sear

sear

Alternative forms

  • sere
  • sare

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /siːɹ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɪə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English sere, seer, seere, from Old English sēar, sīere (dry, sere, sear, withered, barren), from Proto-Germanic *sauzaz (dry), from Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ews- (dry, parched) (also reconstructed as *h₂sews-). Cognate with Dutch zoor (dry, rough), Low German soor (dry), German sohr (parched, dried up), dialectal Norwegian søyr (the desiccation and death of a tree), Lithuanian saũsas (dry), Homeric Ancient Greek αὖος (aûos, dry). Doublet of sere and sare.

Adjective

sear (comparative searer or more sear, superlative searest or most sear)

  1. Dry; withered, especially of vegetation.

Etymology 2

From Middle English seren, seeren, from Old English sēarian (to become sere, to grow sear, wither, pine away), from Proto-Germanic *sauzōną, *sauzijaną (to become dry). Related to Old High German sōrēn (to wither, wilt). See Etymology 1 for more cognates. The use in firearms terminology may relate to French serrer (to grip).

Verb

sear (third-person singular simple present sears, present participle searing, simple past and past participle seared)

  1. (transitive) To char, scorch, or burn the surface of (something) with a hot instrument.
  2. To wither; to dry up.
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  3. (transitive, figuratively) To make callous or insensible.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To mark permanently, as if by burning.
    The events of that day were seared into her memory.
Translations

Noun

sear (plural sears)

  1. A scar produced by searing
  2. Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.
Translations

Anagrams

  • AREs, ARSE, Ares, EARs, ERAs, Ersa, SERA, ares, arse, ears, eras, rase, reas, sare, sera

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Adjective

sear

  1. eastern, east

Synonyms

  • an ear

Antonyms

  • siar

West Frisian

Adjective

sear

  1. painful

Inflection

Further reading

  • “sear (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SEAQUARIUM, an oceanarium.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)