noun, plural sur·ger·ies for 3–5.
- surgeon general,
- surgeon's knot,
- surgical abdomen,
- surgical anatomy,
- surgical anesthesia,
- surgical boot
Origin of surgery
Examples from the Web for surgery
When the father arrived at the hospital, he was told that Andrew Dossi was in surgery, but the wounds were not life-threatening.
“As far as we were aware, and as far as the surgeon was aware, the surgery was a go,” Shaheen sighs.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I sign the forms to be admitted to have surgery the next day, I ask my husband the date.
I feel sorry because (patients) got the surgery with improper devices, so they might suffer from it.
Before my father had his surgery, my brother wanted to get down all the stories about his Kansas City childhood.
Dr. Knox, then going off on foot to see a patient, came across the yard from the surgery at the same moment.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The arts incidental to medicine and surgery, were equally backward.
I left the surgery noiselessly and passed along the alley to Pye's cabin.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
She knew nothing of the craft of the delicate instrument-creator, and he knew even less of the craft of surgery.The Fourth R|George Oliver Smith
In the practical parts of medicine, in its speculative parts, and in the arts connected with surgery, the same law prevails.
noun plural -geries
Word Origin for surgery
c.1300, from Old French surgerie, contraction of serurgerie, from Late Latin chirurgia (see surgeon).