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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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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.
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.
The suit was among 455 items Modi had received as gift during his tenure as Prime Minister which were put up for sale during the three-day auction by the Surat Municipal Corporation.
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.
New Delhi, July 18 ( ANI ): The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all of the accused in the 1993 Surat bomb blasts case, in which one girl was killed and more than 40 people were injured.
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Surat If all goes well and if direct flights are established between Dubai and Surat in India, then the two cities together can take the world of diamonds by storm.
BMW AG (Xetra:BMW), a Germany-based automaker, is launching a new dealership named Parsoli Motors, in Surat, India.