[ ur, oor ]
/ ɜr, ʊər /
an ancient Sumerian city on the Euphrates, in S Iraq: extensive excavations, especially of royal tombs.
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Definition for Ur (2 of 4)
variant of uro-1: uranalysis.
Definition for Ur (3 of 4)
variant of uro-2 before a vowel: urite.
Definition for Ur (4 of 4)
(sometimes initial capital letter)
a combining form meaning “earliest, original,” used in words denoting the primal stage of a historical or cultural entity or phenomenon: ur-civilization; urtext.
Origin of ur-3
<German ur-,Middle High German, Old High German; cognate with Old English or-
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British Dictionary definitions for Ur (1 of 4)
/ (ɜː) /
an ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates
British Dictionary definitions for Ur (2 of 4)
/ text messaging /
British Dictionary definitions for Ur (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for Ur (4 of 4)
Word Origin for Ur-
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for Ur
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