Alternative forms 
- surprize ((US))
From Middle English, from Middle French surprise (“an overtake”), from noun use of past participle of Old French surprendre (“to overtake”), from sur- (“over”) + prendre (“to take”), from Latin prendere, contracted from prehendere (“to grasp, seize”)
- (RP) IPA: /səˈpɹaɪz/, X-SAMPA: /s@"pr\aIz/
- (US) enPR: səprīzʹ, IPA: /səˈpɹaɪz/, /sɚˈpɹaɪz/, X-SAMPA: /s@"pr\aIz/, /s@`"pr\aIz/
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- Rhymes: -aɪz
surprise (plural surprises)
- Something not expected.
- It was a surprise to find out I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
- 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, BBC Sport:
- England were graphically illustrating the huge gulf in class between the sides and it was no surprise when Lampard added the second just before the half hour. Steven Gerrard found his Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson and Lampard arrived in the area with perfect timing to glide a header beyond Namasco.
- (attributive) Unexpected.
- The surprise attack was devastating.
- The feeling that something unexpected has happened.
- Imagine my surprise on learning I owed twice as much as I thought I did.
Derived terms 
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- (transitive) To cause (someone) to feel unusually alarmed or delighted.
- It surprises me that I owe twice as much as I thought I did.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To undergo or witness something unexpected.
- He doesn't surprise easily.
- (intransitive) To cause surprise.
- (transitive) To attack unexpectedly.
- (transitive) To take unawares.
surprise (not comparable)
From French surprise.
- IPA: /sʏrˈpriːzə/
- A gift wrapped in an ingenious or creative manner. Often given anonymously during Sinterklaas celebrations in a similar way to secret Santa.
From verb surprendre.
- feminine form of surpris
- Je t'ai surprise en flagrant délit.
surprise f (plural surprises)
- surprise (something unexpected)