super-, supra-, sur-
Sur- is a variation of super- developed through the French and shouldn't be confused with another assimilated sur- form that comes from sub- and means: "under, below, beneath".
In some words, super- is amplified to mean: "on top of; higher in rank or position than; superior to; greater in quality, amount, or degree than others of its kind".
, more surrealist, most surrealist
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Referring to something that seems to be very strange because it combines images or ideas which are usually not related to each other.
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Descriptive of someone, or something, which shows things happening in an unusual or seemingly impossible way: The play was surrealistically humorous despite the fact that the actors were amateurs and not at all experienced in such dramatic roles.
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Something that resembles or relates to the absurd, fantastic, grotesque, etc.
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To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rebuttle.
In a civil court action, an act of giving evidence to support the third reply (surrebutter) of the person bringing the action (plaintiff).
, surrejoins; surrejoined; surrejoining
To reply, as a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.
1. An answer or response to a reply by another person.
2. A pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder.
, surrenders; surrendered; surrendering
1. To relinquish possession or control of to another because of demand or compulsion: Irvin hates to surrender his favorite book back to the library, but he doesn’t want to pay the overdue fine.
2. To give up or to give back something that has been granted: As part of the court settlement, the farmer agreed to surrender part of his contractual right to the deciduous trees on his land.
3. In law, to restore an estate, for example; especially, to give up a lease before the expiration of the term: The renter agreed to surrender her two year lease of the apartment so she would be able to purchase a new home somewhere else.
4. Etymology: from 1441, "to give something up", from Old French surrendre, "to give up, to deliver over"; from sur-, "over" + rendre, "to give back".
surrenderee (s) (noun)
, surrenderees (pl)
Someone who receives the relinquishment of property, power, etc. from another person: "The sergeant served as the surenderee when the renegade captain agreed to surrender his arms."
surrenderer (s) (noun) (usually only singular)
A person who yields or gives up and stops fighting or resisting: The surrenderer ordered all of his followers to lay down their arms and pledge allegiance to the king.
surrenderor (s) (noun)
, surrenderors (pl)
Someone who gives up an estate or lease: Roy was a surrenderor of property into the hands of a higher authority in his city.
, surrounds; surrounded; surrounding
1. To extend on all sides simultaneously; to encircle.
2. To enclose or to confine on all sides so as to stop escape or outside communication.
3. Something; such as, fencing or a border, that surrounds an area.
4. The space around a thing or place: Karl has an inflammation that surrounds his left eye.
5. Etymology: "to flood, overflow" came from Middle French soronder, "to overflow, to abound, to surpass, to dominate"; from Late Latin superundare, "to overflow"; from Latin super, "over" + undare, "to flow in waves"; from unda, "wave">
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1. Confined on all sides.
2. Extended on all sides simultaneously; encircled.
3. Enclosed or confined on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units:
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing":