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- (2 of 2)

sur-

2

variant of sub- before r: surrogate.

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British Dictionary definitions for sur- (1 of 2)

sur-

1

prefix

over; above; beyondsurcharge; surrealism Compare super-

Word Origin for sur-

from Old French, from Latin super-

British Dictionary definitions for sur- (2 of 2)

sur-

2

prefix

a variant of sub- surrogate

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