curr-, cur-, cor-, cour-
(Latin: to run, running)
2. Suggestive of more to follow: The president's joke about corn was a precursive introduction to his plea for financial support for improved harvests.
2. A person, animal, or thing that happens before and indicates the approach of someone or something else; a harbinger or foretelling: The budding of tree leaves is a precursor of spring and so is the sight of certain birds; such as, robins.
3. Someone or something that comes before, and is often considered to lead to the development of, another person or thing: Small tremors can be precursors to earthquakes.
Lightening is almost always the precursor to thunder.6. A person who held a position or a job before someone else: Being a skilled writer was Mark's precursor to being a full-time reporter for the local newspaper.
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2. Referring to an indication of something that is to come: The thunder and dark clouds were precursory warnings that heavy rain was on its way.
2. Someone who is available for help or safety: The governor will be the final recourse to getting the legislation passed for better roads.
3. The right by law to claim payment from an endorser when the person who is liable can't pay: Janet had a recourse to a lawyer who said he could get her payment refunded.
2. To come to one's attention or memory again and again: The sad meeting with Megan kept recurring in Jim's mind for a long time.
Eugenia had a recurrence of cancer cells in the same place as before.
2. Taking place or appearing again: Latonya's sister had a recurrent fever which came back after a few days of remission.
Surgery will be necessary to correct Becca's recurrent medical condition.
2. In computer programming, a process of defining a program, a function, a routine, or a procedure in terms of itself: Manfred used a function of recursion from within the same operation to compute a given series of whole numbers.
3. Etymology: from late Latin recursion; literally, "a running back"; from Latin recurs-, the past participle stem of recurrere, "to run back, to run again".
2. Pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly: The recursive research and simplifications of definitions and the creations of applicable sentences that extend one's understanding of word entries has been continually frustrating because there is such a lack of available resources in printed and internet lexicons!
3. Capable of being used again, or of being returned to after an interruption: Modern technology has been providing so many recursive devices that one could create a very long list of them and still not include all of the marvelous instruments that are available for people to utilize!
The Golden Rule in the Bible says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This is a command of succor based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount.
Additional translations of succor are: "Whatever you wish that people would do for you, do the same for them."
Two additional sources of succors are in the following biblical books:
- Matthew 7:12, "So whatever you wish that men should do to you, do so to them."
- Luke 6:31, "And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them."