What does surcease mean?

Definitions for surcease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cessation, surcease(noun)

    a stopping

    "a cessation of the thunder"


  1. surcease(Noun)

    The cessation of something or someone.

  2. surcease(Verb)

    To come to an end; to desist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surcease(noun)

    cessation; stop; end

  2. Surcease(verb)

    to cause to cease; to end

  3. Surcease(verb)

    to cease

  4. Origin: [F. sursis, from sursis, p. p. of surseoir to suspend, postpone, defer, in OF., to delay, refrain from, forbear, L. supersedere. Surcease is not connected with E. cease. See Supersede.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surcease

    sur-sēs′, v.i. to cease.—v.t. to cause to cease.—n. cessation. [O. Fr. sursis, pa.p. of surseoir—L. super-sedēre, to refrain from.]

How to pronounce surcease?

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How to say surcease in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surcease in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surcease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of surcease in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Chaplin:

    Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Images & Illustrations of surcease

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