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Supreme Court the highest federal court in the United States, consisting of nine appointed justices whose decisions on constitutional cases set precedents for all other courts in the nation. [2 definitions]
supreme sacrifice the sacrifice of one's own life, esp. to save the life of another.
Supreme Soviet the legislature or parliament of the former Soviet Union, which had two equal houses.
Supt. abbreviation of "Superintendent," one who supervises or administers an institution, area, job, or the like. [2 definitions]
sur-1 above; over; beyond.
sur-2 instead of. [2 definitions]
surah a soft silk or rayon cloth in a twill pattern.
surcease the cessation or end of something.
surcharge an added charge; tax. [4 definitions]
surcingle a girth or belt that wraps around the body of a horse to secure a saddle, pack, or the like to its back.
surcoat a loose outer garment, esp. a coat. [2 definitions]
surd of a speech sound, voiceless. (Cf. sonant.) [2 definitions]
sure free of doubt as to the truth or reliability of something; certain; positive. [6 definitions]
sure-fire (informal) certain to be successful; foolproof.
sure-footed not liable to trip, stumble, or fall.
surely certainly; positively. [5 definitions]
sure thing (informal) something considered certain to happen, succeed, win, or the like. [2 definitions]
surety something that is certain or sure; certainty. [3 definitions]
surf ocean waves that break on the shore or other land barriers. [3 definitions]
surface the exterior boundary of something. [10 definitions]
surface-active designating a substance that is capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid to which it is added.