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surpassing exceeding others in a particular quality or characteristic; exceptional.
surplice a white gown with full sleeves and a loose fit that is worn over a cassock by the clergy in some religious services.
surplus the quantity that exceeds what is needed or required; an extra amount. [3 definitions]
surplusage an excessive amount, esp. of speech or words. [2 definitions]
surplus value in Marxist theory, the difference between the value of the products of a worker's labor and the wage he or she receives, which constitutes the profit made by a capitalist owner of land, a factory, or the like.
surprise to catch unawares; occur to unexpectedly. [8 definitions]
surprised showing surprise.
surprising causing surprise or wonder; astonishing. [2 definitions]
surprisingly in a way or to a degree that surprises ;unexpectedly.
surreal of, like, involving, or typical of surrealism; surrealistic. [2 definitions]
surrealism (sometimes cap.) an artistic and literary movement of the twentieth century that attempts to depict the subconscious mind with dream imagery, fantastic juxtapositions, and other unusual effects.
surrender to turn over or yield to the power, control, or possession of another, esp. under compulsion. [5 definitions]
surreptitious made, performed, or achieved by stealth or in secret.
surrey a lightweight horse-drawn carriage with four wheels and two seats, each of which accommodates two people.
surrogate one that acts in another's place, esp. in an official capacity; substitute. [4 definitions]
surround to encompass by closing off all sides. [4 definitions]
surrounding the process of encircling. [4 definitions]
surroundings all the things around you; environment.
surtax an additional tax imposed on something that has already been taxed; extra tax. [3 definitions]
surtout a long, close-fitting overcoat often worn by men in the late nineteenth century.
surveillance a close watch or observation, esp. of a person or group of people under suspicion.