- help; relief; aid; assistance.
- a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.
- to help or relieve.
Origin of succor
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Examples from the Web for succour
It did her, for the time, the good of having him to think of and to succour.Little Dorrit
No, no; there could be no succour for a spot supposed to be empty and closed.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
All hope was gone, and nothing was thought of but succour from abroad.
They know that at the cry of their distress England and America will rush to their succour.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
He pledged to give half of all he had in the world to any who should succour her.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
- help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty
- a person or thing that provides help
- (tr) to give aid to
Word Origin and History for succour
early 13c., from Anglo-French succors "help, aid," Old French sucurres, from Medieval Latin succursus "help, assistance," from past participle of Latin succurrere "run to help," from sub "up to" + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Final -s mistaken as a plural inflexion and dropped late 13c.