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succor

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Anglo-French succors "help, aid", Old French sucurres, from Medieval Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Aid | international aid | overseas aid | foreign aid

- from the perspective of governments - a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Humanitarianism and altruism are at least partly an objective for the giving of aid. It may have other functions as well: it may be given as a signal... (45 of 7542 words, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

succor [United States] | succour | succourable [derived]

[US] Same as "succour" | [US] Same as "succour" | help or assistance, especially in time of difficulty | a person or thing that provides help | ... (23 of 295 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/succor

Oxford Dictionary:

succor | succour [British] | succors [British] | succorless [derived]

Syllabification: (suc┬Ěcor) | assistance and support in times of hardship and distress. | ("succors") [archaic] : reinforcements of troops. | give ... (18 of 87 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

succor [entry 1, noun] | succour [British] | relief [synonym, sense-specific] | help [synonym, sense-specific] | also [synonym, sense-specific]

"relief" ; also, "aid", "help" | something that furnishes relief (9 of 82 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/succor

succor [entry 2, verb] | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | relieve [synonym] | succorer [noun, related]

to go to the aid of; "relieve" (7 of 24 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

succor | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succors [3rd-person singular present] | succour [British] | succorable [adjective, related] | succorer [noun, related]

Assistance in time of distress; relief. | One that affords assistance or relief. | To give assistance to in time of want, difficulty, or distress. (23 of 80 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

succor

to give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve | aid; help; relief | a person or thing that succors (22 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

succor | succour [British, sense-specific]

help; relief; aid; assistance. | a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc. | to help or relieve. (18 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/succor

Wiktionary:

succor | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succors [3rd-person singular present] | succour [sense-specific] | help [synonym, sense-specific] | aid [synonym, sense-specific] | assist [synonym, sense-specific] | support [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Aid, assistance or relief given to one in distress; ministration. | [transitive] to give such assistance (15 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

succor | succors [plural] | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succour [Canadian spelling, British spelling]

help or relief for somebody or something in a difficult or unpleasant situation | somebody or something that provides help or relief | to provide help ... (24 of 97 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716672​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

succor

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Anglo-French succors "help, aid", Old French sucurres, from Medieval Latin succursus "help, assistance", from past participle of ... (20 of 44 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

succor

Origin: Middle English socouren from Old French sucurre, ... | Middle English socur, assumed singular of socours from Old French ... (18 of 40 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

succor | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succors [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English sucur, back-formation from sucurs (taken as plural), from Old French secors, from Medieval Latin ... (16 of 39 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

succor | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succors [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English sucuren, from Old French sucurre, sucurir ("to rescue, remedy"), from Latin succurrō ("go beneath, run for cover, run for help", v), from sub- + currō ("run", v). More at... (31 of 32 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

succor | succour [British] | succors [British]

Origin: Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere "run to the help of", from sub- "from below" + currere "run"

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Collins Dictionary:

succor [United States] | succour

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/succor

Merriam-Webster:

succor [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English socour, sucurs (taken as plural), from Anglo-French sucur, sucors, from Medieval Latin succursus, ... (17 of 32 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

succor | succors [plural] | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French sucurs from medieval Latin succursus from Latin succurrere "run under" from currere "run"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716672​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

succor [United States] | succour

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "succor"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

succor [uncountable, literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "succor"

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the Free Dictionary:

succor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "succor"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "succor" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

succor | succoured [past tense] | succored [past tense] | succoring [present participle] | succouring [present participle] | succors [3rd-person singular present] | succours [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "succor"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

succor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "succor"

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YourDictionary Audio:

succor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "succor" by speech synthesizer

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