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Sur·rey

 (sûr′ē, sŭr′ē)
A historical region of southeast England. Dominated by Mercia and Wessex in Anglo-Saxon times, it was overrun by the Danes in the ninth century.

sur·rey

 (sûr′ē, sŭr′ē)
n. pl. sur·reys
A four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats.

[Short for Surrey cart, after Surrey, a county of southeast England.]

Surrey

(ˈsʌrɪ)
n
(Placename) a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)

Surrey

(ˈsʌrɪ)
n
(Biography) Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517–47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason

surrey

(ˈsʌrɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
[C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made]

sur•rey

(ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i)

n., pl. -reys.
a light, four-wheeled, two-seated horse-drawn carriage, with or without a top, for four persons.
[1890–95; after Surrey, England]

Sur•rey

(ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i)

n.
1. Earl of (Henry Howard), 1517?–47, English poet.
2. a county in SE England, bordering S London. 1,035,500; 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).

Surrey

A light, four-wheeled conveyance intended for personal transportation that was much like a Buggy except that it had two seats and could accommodate more passengers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Surrey - a county in southeastern England on the ThamesSurrey - a county in southeastern England on the Thames
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Home Counties - the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
2.surrey - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
Translations

surrey

n (US) → zweisitzige Kutsche
References in classic literature ?
The son of a noble and ancient house, Surrey lived a gay life in court and camp.
A later writer* has called Surrey the "first refiner" of our language.
As the fashion was, Surrey chose a lady to whom to address his verses.
Besides following Wyatt in making the sonnet known to English readers, Surrey was the first to write in blank verse, that is in long ten-syllabled lines which do not rime.
It was in translating part of Virgil's Aeneid that Surrey used blank verse.
Meanwhile I am approaching a decorative old Surrey town, little more than a cluster of ripe old inns, to one of which I have much pleasure in inviting the reader to dinner.
Our lesson is, that there are two Richmonds, one in Surrey and one in Yorkshire, and that mine is the Surrey Richmond.
Many people in Berkshire, Surrey, and Middlesex must have seen the fall of it, and, at most, have thought that another meteorite had descended.
Thus, they crossed the bridge, from the Middlesex to the Surrey shore, when the woman, apparently disappointed in her anxious scrutiny of the foot-passengers, turned back.
The steps to which the girl had pointed, were those which, on the Surrey bank, and on the same side of the bridge as Saint Saviour's Church, form a landing-stairs from the river.
Contract: Scc agc time to change - surrey anti-mental health stigma programme
Surrey Police were called to the High Street at about 1pm on Saturday (February 17) after a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a silver Hyundai i10.

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