surprise

  • 1 surprise — [ syrpriz ] n. f. • XVIe; « impôt extraordinaire » XIIe; de surprendre 1 ♦ Vx Action par laquelle on prend ou l on est pris à l improviste. « La Surprise de l amour », comédie de Marivaux. 2 ♦ Vx Action d attaquer à l improviste. ♢ (1549) Mod.… …

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  • 2 Surprise — is something that is unsuspected. Surprise may refer to:Unsuspected things* Surprise (emotion) * Surprise party, a party of which the honored person is not told of beforehand. * Surprise factor, the fundamental element in humor that puts a twist… …

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  • 3 Surprise — ist der Name verschiedener Orte in den USA: Surprise (Arizona) Surprise (Indiana) Surprise (Kalifornien) Surprise (Nebraska) Surprise (New York) Surprise (Virginia) Surprise (Tennessee) sowie: ein Schweizer Straßenmagazin (siehe Surprise… …

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  • 4 surprise — vb 1 Surprise, waylay, ambush are comparable when they mean to attack unawares. Surprise is in military as well as in general use. As a technical term it implies strategy in the disposition and movement of troops and equipment and secrecy in the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 surprise — Surprise. s. f. Action par laquelle on surprend. Il s est rendu maistre de cette Place par surprise. il s est servi de surprise autant que de force. c est une estrange surprise. il faut se garder des surprises des chicaneurs. Surprise, se prend… …

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  • 6 surprise — sur·prise n 1: a condition or situation in which a party to a proceeding is unexpectedly placed without any fault or neglect of his or her own and that entitles the party to relief (as a new trial) 2: an aspect of procedural unconscionability… …

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  • 7 Surprise — Surprise, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 44 Housing Units (2000): 22 Land area (2000): 0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq …

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  • 8 surprise — [sər prīz′, sə prīz′] vt. surprised, surprising [ME surprysen < OFr surpris, pp. of sorprendre, to surprise, take napping < sur (see SUR 1) + prendre, to take (see PRIZE2)] 1. to come upon suddenly or unexpectedly; take unawares 2. to at …

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  • 9 Surprise — Sur*prise , n. [F. surprise, fr. surprendre, surpris; sur over + prendre to take, L. prehendere. See {Sur }, and {Prehensile}.] 1. The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Surprise — Sur*prise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surprising}.] [From {Surprise}, n.: cf. F. surprendre, p. p. surpris.] 1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. [1913… …

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  • 11 surprise — [n] something amazing; state of amazement abruptness, amazement, astonishment, astoundment, attack, awe, bewilderment, bombshell*, consternation, curiosity, curveball*, disappointment, disillusion, eye opener*, fortune, godsend*, incredulity,… …

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  • 12 surprise — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of mild astonishment or shock caused by something unexpected. 2) an unexpected or astonishing thing. ► VERB 1) cause to feel surprise. 2) capture, attack, or discover suddenly and unexpectedly. ● take by surprise Cf. ↑ …

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  • 13 Surprise! — Surprise ! Surprise ! est un court métrage français réalisé en 2007 par Fabrice Maruca. On peut y voir notamment François Damiens, alias François l embrouille. Liens externes Site officiel Fiche IMDb …

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  • 14 Surprise, AZ — U.S. city in Arizona Population (2000): 30848 Housing Units (2000): 16260 Land area (2000): 69.493923 sq. miles (179.988427 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.018654 sq. miles (0.048314 sq. km) Total area (2000): 69.512577 sq. miles (180.036741 sq. km) …

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  • 15 Surprise, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 44 Housing Units (2000): 22 Land area (2000): 0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.399762 sq. miles (1.035380 sq. km) FIPS… …

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  • 16 surprise — (n.) late 14c., unexpected attack or capture, from M.Fr. surprise a taking unawares, from noun use of pp. of O.Fr. surprendre to overtake, from sur over (see SUR (Cf. sur )) + prendre to take, from L. prendere, contracted from prehendere to grasp …

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  • 17 Surprise! — is a 1995 short film by German director Veit Helmer. It won a Golden Space Needle award at the 1995 Seattle International Film Festival. The story centers on a Rube Goldberg device.External links …

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  • 18 Surprise ! — Surprise ! est un court métrage français réalisé en 2007 par Fabrice Maruca. On peut y voir notamment François Damiens, alias François l embrouille. Liens externes Site officiel Fiche IMDb …

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  • 19 surprise — is spelt ise, not ize, as a noun and a verb. See ize, ise …

    Modern English usage

  • 20 surprise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of surprise ADJECTIVE ▪ great, total, utter ▪ mild, slight, some ▪ initial …

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