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sur

[ sur ]
/ sɜr /
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preposition Law.
upon; on the basis of: sur mortgage.
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Origin of sur

<French <Latin supersuper-

Other definitions for sur (2 of 4)

Sur
[ soor ]
/ sʊər /

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

Other definitions for sur (3 of 4)

sur-1

a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition,” occurring mainly in loanwords from French and partial calques of French words: surcharge; surname; surrender; survive.
Compare super-.

Origin of sur-

1
Middle English <Old French <Latin super-super-

Other definitions for sur (4 of 4)

sur-2

variant of sub- before r: surrogate.
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British Dictionary definitions for sur (1 of 3)

Sur

Sour

/ (sʊə) /

noun
transliteration of the Arabic name for Tyre

British Dictionary definitions for sur (2 of 3)

sur-1

prefix
over; above; beyondsurcharge; surrealism Compare super-

Word Origin for sur-

from Old French, from Latin super-

British Dictionary definitions for sur (3 of 3)

sur-2

prefix
a variant of sub- surrogate
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