- a light, four-wheeled, two-seated carriage, with or without a top, for four persons.
Origin of surrey
- Earl ofHenry Howard, 1517?–47, English poet.
- a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for surrey
Contemporary Examples of surrey
The two brothers were in a fierce dispute over property in Surrey.Breakthrough In Alps Family Murder Case
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 19, 2014
The English grave he shares with his parents in Compton, Surrey, has been neglected.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
The car manages to escape, but Surrey is sure of one detail—it does not have a license plate.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
October 3, 2013
Al-Hilli also owned property in France and Iraq in addition to his comfortable Tudor-style home in Surrey.Mystery of Iraqi-British Family’s Murder in the French Alps Deepens
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 9, 2012
Historical Examples of surrey
Still, as we say, there is good verse in Surrey's translation.A Dish Of Orts
So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.Monday or Tuesday
"You see that in Surrey and even Hampshire now," she continued.Howards End
E. M. Forster
It was rather far from there, in Camberwell, on the Surrey side of the river.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
She said so, and her tone implied that she had left illusion behind her on the Surrey side.Audrey Craven
- a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
Word Origin for surrey
- a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)
- Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517–47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason
Word Origin and History for surrey
"two-seated, four-wheeled pleasure carriage," 1895, from Surrey cart, an English pleasure cart (introduced in U.S. 1872), named for Surrey, England, where it first was made.
Old English suþrige (722), literally "Southerly District" (relative to Middlesex).