succor

succor
1. noun

providing succor in times of need

Syn:
aid, help, a helping hand, assistance; comfort, ease, relief, support, TLC
2. verb

the prisoners were succored

Syn:
help, aid, bring aid to, give/render assistance to, assist, lend a (helping) hand to; minister to, care for, comfort, bring relief to, support, take care of, look after, attend to

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • succor — [suk′ər] vt. [ME socouren < OFr sucurre, socorre < L succurrere < sub ,SUB + currere, to run: see COURSE] to give assistance to in time of need or distress; help; aid; relieve n. [ME socur, assumed sing. of socours < OFr sucurs <… …   English World dictionary

  • succor — index abet, accommodation (backing), aid (help), aid, alleviate, assist, assistance …   Law dictionary

  • succor — early 13c., from Anglo Fr. succors help, aid, O.Fr. sucurres, from M.L. succursus help, assistance, from pp. of L. succurrere run to help, from sub up to + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Final s mistaken as a plural inflexion and dr …   Etymology dictionary

  • succor — suc|cor1 [ sʌkər ] noun uncount LITERARY help given to someone who is in serious need succor suc|cor 2 [ sʌkər ] verb transitive LITERARY to help someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • succor — noun (U) the American spelling of succour succor verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • succor — US var. of SUCCOUR. * * * succor see succour, sugar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Succor Creek — is primarily located in eastern Malheur County, Oregon. Its source and mouth however are both in Owyhee County, Idaho. It debouches into the Snake River at Homedale, Idaho. The Mahogany Mountains separate this drainage from that of the Owyhee… …   Wikipedia

  • succor — I. noun Etymology: Middle English socour, sucurs (taken as plural), from Anglo French sucur, sucors, from Medieval Latin succursus, from Latin succurrere to run to the rescue, bring aid, from sub + currere to run more at car Date: 13th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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