WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
suc•cor /ˈsʌkɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
v. [~ + object]
aid:providing succor to the wounded.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] ˈsuc•cour.
- to help (someone who is in difficulty, need, or distress).
(suk′ər),USA pronunciation n.
- a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] suc′cour.
- to help or relieve.
- Medieval Latin succursus, equivalent. to Latin succur(rere) + -sus, var of -tus suffix of verb, verbal action
- Old French
- Latin succurrere to go beneath, run to help, equivalent. to suc- suc- + currere to run (see current); (noun, nominal) Middle English soc(o)ur, back formation from sucurs (taken as plural)
- Old French suc(c)urre, socorre
- (verb, verbal) Middle English sucuren 1250–1300
- 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged support.
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See help.
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succour, US succor /ˈsʌkə/ n
- help or assistance, esp in time of difficulty
- a person or thing that provides help
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French sucurir, from Latin succurrere to hurry to help, from sub- under + currere to run
- (transitive) to give aid to