| source : web1913 | Series \Se"ries\, n. 1. (Bot.) In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the {cohort} of some writers, and to the {order} of many modern systematists. 2. (Elec.) A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed to {parallel}. The parts so arranged are said to be {in series}. 3. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities. | source : web1913 | Cohort \Co"hort\, n. [L. cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. F. cohorte. See {Court}, n.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A body of about five or six hundred soldiers; the tenth part of a legion. 2. Any band or body of warriors. With him the cohort bright Of watchful cherubim. --Milton. 3. (Bot.) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class. | source : wn | cohort n 1: a company of companions or supporters 2: a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)