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[soo-rat, soo r-uh t] /sʊˈræt, ˈsʊər ət/
a seaport in S Gujarat, in W India: first British settlement in India 1612. Unabridged
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  • Two rival factories, one English and the other Dutch, were established in Surat in 1613 and 1618.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • The anniversary of this cruel carnage is still observed at Surat.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • Sonneratt confirms this in the account he gives of the dancing girls of Surat.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • At the time of the Surat Congress, there was almost a fight.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
  • At Surat, however, the British were thwarted by the Portuguese.

    India Under British Rule

    James Talboys Wheeler
  • The Banian hospital at Surat is a most remarkable institution.

  • His brother John was given an almost uncontrolled hand at Surat.

    Cornish Characters S. Baring-Gould
  • Not only had they lost the fortune within their grasp, but they and their Surat partner were ruined.

    The Great Mogul

    Louis Tracy
  • Amongst these were the rulers of Broach, of Baroda, and of Surat.

    Rulers of India: Akbar George Bruce Malleson
British Dictionary definitions for Surat


(formerly) a cotton fabric from the Surat area of India


/sʊˈræt; ˈsʊərət/
a port in W India, in W Gujarat: a major port in the 17th century; textile manufacturing. Pop: 2 433 787 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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