surrey Unabridged


[sur-ee, suhr-ee]
Earl of (Henry Howard) 1517?–47, English poet.
a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km). Unabridged
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surrey (ˈsʌrɪ)
a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats
[C19: shortened from Surrey cart, after Surrey, where it was originally made]

Surrey1 (ˈsʌrɪ)
a county of SE England, on the River Thames: urban in the northeast; crossed from east to west by the North Downs and drained by tributaries of the Thames. Administrative centre: Kingston upon Thames. Pop: 1 064 600 (2003 est). Area: 1679 sq km (648 sq miles)

Surrey2 (ˈsʌrɪ)
Earl of, title of Henry Howard. ?1517--47, English courtier and poet; one of the first in England to write sonnets. He was beheaded for high treason

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Word Origin & History

"two-seated, four-wheeled pleasure carriage," 1895, from Surrey cart, an English pleasure cart (introduced in U.S. 1872), named for Surrey, England, where it was first made. The place name is O.E. suþrige (722), lit. "Southerly District" (relative to Middlesex).
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popular American doorless, four-wheeled carriage of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Usually two-seated (for four passengers), surreys had a variety of tops, ranging from the rigid, fringed canopy-top, popularized in the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein song "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," to parasol and extension tops

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