HyperDic: serf

English > 1 sense of the word serf:
NOUNperson serf, helot, villein(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
serf > pronunciation
Soundsser'f
Rhymessurf ... turf: 3 rhymes with erf...
English > serf: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord.
Synonymshelot, villein
CategoryMiddle Ages, Dark AgesThe period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
RegionEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
Narrowercotter, cottierA medieval English villein
Broaderthrallsomeone held in bondage
Catalanserf
Nounsserfdom, serfhoodthe state of a serf
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