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 (so͝or′ət, sə-răt′)
A city of west-central India on the Gulf of Khambhat north of Mumbai. Once the chief port of India, it is now a railroad junction and manufacturing center.


(Textiles) (formerly) a cotton fabric from the Surat area of India


(sʊˈræt; ˈsʊərət)
(Placename) a port in W India, in W Gujarat: a major port in the 17th century; textile manufacturing. Pop: 2 433 787 (2001)


(sʊˈræt, ˈsʊər ət)

a seaport in S Gujarat, in W India: first British trading post in India 1612. 1,505,872.
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From Surat we see him going over to Australia, and in 1845 participating in Captain Sturt's expedition, which had been sent out to explore the new Caspian Sea, supposed to exist in the centre of New Holland.
I was now alone in a most remote part of the world, for I was near three thousand leagues by sea farther off from England than I was at my island; only, it is true, I might travel here by land over the Great Mogul's country to Surat, might go from thence to Bassora by sea, up the Gulf of Persia, and take the way of the caravans, over the desert of Arabia, to Aleppo and Scanderoon; from thence by sea again to Italy, and so overland into France.
I took leave of my wife, and boy and girl, with tears on both sides, and went on board the Adventure, a merchant ship of three hundred tons, bound for Surat, captain John Nicholas, of Liverpool, commander.
The travellers made a hasty breakfast and started off for Assurghur, after skirting for a little the banks of the small river Tapty, which empties into the Gulf of Cambray, near Surat.
Tenders are invited for House keeping work in rural area of surat telecom district
Summary: Surat (Gujarat) [India], Mar 01 (ANI): A couple along with their five-year-old son allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping off the 12th floor of a residential building in Surat's Sarthana Jakat Naka area.
IN A shocking security lapse, over 140 passengers of a Delhi- bound SpiceJet flight, SG 662, from Surat had a miraculous escape on Thursday when a stray buffalo ran onto the runway as the aircraft was about to take- off at around 7.
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Akala ko kurot lang (I thought it was just a pinch)," said Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Richard Fadullon, referring to the injury he got in his last encounter with Onofre Surat Jr.
Virtuous Retail, India's largest institutionally owned developer-operator of lifestyle shopping centers, is excited to bring India's largest retailer of luxury watches, Ethos along with the prestigious Swiss brand Omega to the city's new premium lifestyle shopping center, VR Surat.
25 -- Verint Systems is working on Safe City Project initiated by the Surat City Police Department and Surat Traffic Education Trust to help enhance the safety and security of Surat City inhabitants.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 21, 2013-Verint enables surveillance monitoring in Surat, India(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.