sur-


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Related to sur-: Oradour-sur-Glane, Esch-sur-Alzette

sur-

pref.
1. Over; above; upon: surprint.
2. Additional: surtax.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin super-; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

sur-

prefix
1. over; above; beyond: surcharge; surrealism. Compare super-
2. (Art Terms) over; above; beyond: surcharge; surrealism. Compare super-
[from Old French, from Latin super-]

sur-

prefix
a variant of sub-: surrogate.

Sur

(sʊər)

n.
a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of the ancient port of Tyre.

sur-1

,
a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition”: surcharge; surname; surrender.
[Middle English < Old French < Latin super- super-]

sur-2

,
var. of sub- before r: surrogate.
References in classic literature ?
By the time I had recovered from the electric sur- prise of this remark, he was gone.
He nearly cried he was so glad, but he warn't sur- prised.
I found a little crowd of perhaps twenty people sur- rounding the huge hole in which the cylinder lay.