surPronunciation: (sûr), [key]
upon; on the basis of: sur mortgage.
SurPronunciation: (soor), [key]
a town in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean Sea: site of ancient port of Tyre.
a prefix meaning “over, above,” “in addition,” occurring mainly in loanwords from French and partial calques of French words: surcharge; surname; surrender; survive.
var. of sub-
before r: surrogate.
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