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Surat

[soo-rat, soo r-uh t]
noun
  1. a seaport in S Gujarat, in W India: first British settlement in India 1612.
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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


British Dictionary definitions for surat

surat

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

noun
  1. a port in W India, in W Gujarat: a major port in the 17th century; textile manufacturing. Pop: 2 433 787 (2001)
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