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succor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Succor  \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 
  18. 
 
  Syn:  To  aid;  assist;  relieve;  deliver;  help;  comfort. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Succor  \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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  succor 
  n  :  assistance  in  time  of  difficulty;  "the  contributions 
  provided  some  relief  for  the  victims"  [syn:  {relief},  {succour}, 
  {ministration}] 
  v  :  help  in  a  difficult  situation  [syn:  {succour}] 




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