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Meaning of SUCCOR

Pronunciation:  'sukur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
  2. [v]  help in a difficult situation

SUCCOR is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ministration, relief, succour, succour
 See Also: aid, aid, assist, assist, assistance, comfort, consolation, help, help, mercy, solace



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Suc"cor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Succored}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Succoring}.] [OE. socouren, OF. sucurre, soucourre,
    secorre, F. secourir, L. succurrere, succursum, to run under,
    run to the aid of, help, succor; sub under + currere to run.
    See {Current}.]
    To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when
    in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from
    suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city.
    [Written also {succour}.]
          He is able to succor them that are tempted. --Heb. ii.
    Syn: To aid; assist; relieve; deliver; help; comfort.
  2. \Suc"cor\, n. [OE. socours, sucurs, OF. sucurs, socors,
    secors, F. secours, L. succursus, fr. L. succurrere. See
    {Succor}, v. t.]
    1. Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and
       delivers from difficulty, want, or distress. ``We beseech
       mercy and succor.'' --Chaucer.
             My noble father . . . Flying for succor to his
             servant Bannister.                    --Shak.
    2. The person or thing that brings relief.
             This mighty succor, which made glad the foe.