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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.
We were now bound to the Gulf of Persia, and from thence to the coast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of the supercargo's design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missed his business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and return to the coast as he came home.
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.
Summary: Surat (Gujarat) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): Police here arrested eight accused in connection with a viral video which showed the men dancing with beer bottles at a Ganesh puja pandal, said Public Relations Officer (PRO), Surat Police, PL Choudhary.
Summary: Surat becomes 20th Indian destination in the Air India Express network
Co-workers found Rogelio Surat unconscious in the sidecar of a pedicab that was pinned by the tree at 12 p.m.
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 7.25 pm.
Mumbai, India, March 06, 2014 --( Surat Diamond Jewellery is offering couples who share the most interesting personal love story an opportunity to walk away with a diamond ring.
17 -- Surat's fashion conscious can now keep time in style.