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Etymology

From Middle French surprise.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
surprise

Plural
surprises

surprise (plural surprises)

  1. Something not expected.
    It was a surprise to find out I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
  2. (attributively) Unexpected.
    The surprise attack was devastating.
  3. The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
    Imagine my surprise on learning I owed twice as much as I thought I did.

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Verb

Infinitive
to surprise

Third person singular
surprises

Simple past
surprised

Past participle
surprised

Present participle
surprising

to surprise (third-person singular simple present surprises, present participle surprising, simple past and past participle surprised)

  1. (transitive) To cause (someone) to feel surprise.
    It surprises me that I owe twice as much as I thought I did.
  2. (transitive) To do something to (a person) that they are not expecting, as a surprise.
    He doesn't know that I'm in the country - I thought I'd turn up at his house and surprise him.

Translations


French

Etymology

From verb surprendre.

Pronunciation

Verb form

surprise

  1. Feminine form of surpris.
    Je t'ai surprise en flagrant délit.

Noun

surprise f. (plural surprises)

  1. surprise (something unexpected)

Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Surprise can mean many things:

  • Surprise (emotion)
  • Surprise party, a party where the person it is for is not told it will happen
  • Surprise factor, the fundamental element in humor that puts a twist on familiar subjects
  • Surprise, surprisal, or self-information, the information-theoretic quantity \log {1 \over p} = - \log{p}, where p is the probability of occurrence
  • Symphony No. 94 (Haydn) in G major "Surprise Symphony" by Joseph Haydn
  • "Surprise" (Buffy episode), an episode of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Surprise, Arizona, a city in the United States
  • Surprise, Nebraska, a village in the United States
  • Surprise (Paul Simon album), a 2006 album by Paul Simon
  • Surprise (Better Than Ezra album), a 1989 album by Better Than Ezra
  • (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1, a German science fiction parody film by Michael "Bully" Herbig
  • HMS Surprise, various real and fictional Royal Navy ships
  • Ambush or military surprise, a military strategy to strike the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which they are unprepared
  • Surprise!, an award-winning short film by Veit Helmer
  • Surprise (animated film), an animated short film created by Pixar Animation Studios for Sesame Street
  • Surprise Records, a record label
  • "Surprise, Arizona" a song by Richard Buckner
  • Surprise Moriri, a South African football (soccer) player








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