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Meaning of SUE

Pronunciation:  soo, soo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
  2. [v]  institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"

SUE is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Eugene Sue, litigate, process
 See Also: author, challenge, expedite, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suing}.]
    [OE. suen, sewen, siwen, OF. sivre (pres.ind. 3d sing. il
    siut, suit, he follows, nous sevons we follow), LL. sequere,
    for L. sequi, secutus; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. sac to accompany,
    and probably to E. see, v.t. See {See}, v. t., and cf.
    {Consequence}, {Ensue}, {Execute}, {Obsequious}, {Pursue},
    {Second}, {Sect} in religion, {Sequence}, {Suit}.]
    1. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win;
       to woo.
             For yet there was no man that haddle him sued.
             I was beloved of many a gentle knight, And sued and
             sought with all the service due.      --Spenser.
             Sue me, and woo me, and flatter me.   --Tennyson.
    2. (Law)
       (a) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to
           institute process in law against; to bring an action
           against; to prosecute judicially.
       (b) To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its
           proper termination; to gain by legal process.
    3. (Falconry) To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
    4. (Naut.) To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.
       --R. H. Dana, Jr.
    {To sue out} (Law), to petition for and take out, or to apply
       for and obtain; as, to sue out a writ in chancery; to sue
       out a pardon for a criminal.
  2. \Sue\, v. i.
    1. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to
       entreat; to plead.
             By adverse destiny constrained to sue For counsel
             and redress, he sues to you.          --Pope.
             C[ae]sar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of
             a triumph and the consulship.         --C.
             The Indians were defeated and sued for peace.
    2. (Law) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for
       something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
    3. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover. --Massinger.
    4. (Naut.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
       --R. H. Dana, Jr.
Computing Dictionary

The system language used to write an operating system for the ibm 360. It is a cross between pascal and xpl. It allows type checked separate compilation of internal procedures using a program library.

["The System Language for Project Sue", B.L. Clark e al, SIGPLAN Notices 6(9):79-88 (Oct 1971)].