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surrey

[sur-ee, suhr-ee]
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noun, plural sur·reys.
  1. a light, four-wheeled, two-seated carriage, with or without a top, for four persons.
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Origin of surrey

1890–95; after Surrey, England

Surrey

[sur-ee, suhr-ee]
noun
  1. Earl ofHenry Howard, 1517?–47, English poet.
  2. a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km).
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  • Still, as we say, there is good verse in Surrey's translation.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • "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

    May Sinclair


British Dictionary definitions for surrey

surrey

noun
  1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
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Word Origin

C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made

Surrey1

noun
  1. 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)
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Surrey2

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for surrey

n.

"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.

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Surrey

Old English suþrige (722), literally "Southerly District" (relative to Middlesex).

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