(Sur"cloy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surcloyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surcloying.] To surfeit. [Obs.]
(Sur"coat`) n. [OE. surcote, OF. surcote. See Sur-, and Coat, and cf. Overcoat.]
1. A coat worn over the other garments; especially, the long and flowing garment of knights, worn over
the armor, and frequently emblazoned with the arms of the wearer.
A long surcoat of pers upon he had..Chaucer.
At night, or in the rain,Emerson.
He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.
2. A name given to the outer garment of either sex at different epochs of the Middle Ages.
(Sur"crew`) n. [From F. surcroît increase, or surcrû, p. p. of surcroître to overgrow.] Increase; addition; surplus.
[Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Sur"cu*late) v. t. [L. surculatus, p. p. of surculare to purne, from surculus a shoot, sprout.
See Surcle.] To purne; to trim. [Obs.] Cockeram.
(Sur`cu*la"tion) n. Act of purning. [Obs.]
(Sur"cu*lose`) a. [CF. L. sucrulosus woody. See Surcle.] (Bot.) Producing suckers, or
shoots resembling suckers.
(Surd) a. [L. surdus deaf perhaps akin to E. swart. Cf. Sordine.]
1. Net having the sense of hearing; deaf. [Obs.] "A surd . . . generation." Sir T. Browne.
2. Unheard. [Obs.] Kenrick.
3. (Math.) Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a
surd expression or quantity; a surd number.
4. (Phonetics) Uttered, as an element of speech, without tone, or proper vocal sound; voiceless; unintonated; nonvocal; atonic; whispered; aspirated; sharp; hard,
as f, p, s, etc.; opposed to sonant. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§169, 179, 180.
(Surd), n. (Math.)
1. A quantity which can not be expressed by rational numbers; thus, &radic2 is a surd.
2. (Phon.) A surd element of speech. See Surd, a., 4.
(Surd"al) a. (Math.) Same as Surd, a., 3.
(Surd"i*ny) n. A sardine. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Surd"i*ty) n. [L. surditas.] Deafness. [Obs.]
(Sure) a. [Compar. Surer ; superl. Surest.] [OE. sur, OF. seür, F. sûr, L. securus; se aside,
without + cura care. See Secure, and cf. Assure, Insure, Sicker sure.]
1. Certainly knowing and believing; confident beyond doubt; implicity trusting; unquestioning; positive.
We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.Rom. ii. 2.
I'm sure care 's an enemy of life.Shak.