sur-

prefix

1
: over : super-
surprint
surtax
2
: above : up
surbase

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin super-

Dictionary Entries Near sur-

Cite this Entry

“Sur-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sur-. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sur-

prefix
: over
surprint
surtax
Etymology

derived from Latin super "over, above"

Legal Definition

sur

preposition
ˈsu̇r, ˈsᵫ̅r
: on the basis of : with regard to
sur petition for rehearing
Etymology

Anglo-French, on, upon, from Latin super over

Geographical Definition

Sur

geographical name

coastal town on the Mediterranean Sea in southern Lebanon at the site of ancient Tyre
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