sur

[ sur ]
/ sɜr /
|

preposition Law.

upon; on the basis of: sur mortgage.

Origin of sur

< French < Latin super super-

Definition for sur (2 of 4)

Sur

[ soo r ]
/ sʊər /

noun

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

Definition 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-

Definition 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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Word Origin and History for sur

sur-


word-forming element meaning "over, above, beyond, in addition," especially in words from Anglo-French and Old French, from Old French sour-, sor-, sur-, from Latin super (see super-).

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