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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sura mean? 

SURA (noun)
  The noun SURA has 2 senses:

1. one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
2. the muscular back part of the shank

  Familiarity information: SURA used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SURA (noun)

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One of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the Quran is divided in 114 suras

Hypernyms ("sura" is a kind of...):

section; subdivision (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical))

Instance hyponyms:

Fatiha; Fatihah (the first or opening sura of the Quran which is the central prayer of Islam and is used on all special occasions as well as during the five daily prayers)

Holonyms ("sura" is a part of...):

al-Qur'an; Book; Koran; Quran (the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina)

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The muscular back part of the shank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


calf; sura

Hypernyms ("sura" is a kind of...):

skeletal muscle; striated muscle (a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes)

Meronyms (parts of "sura"):

gastrocnemius; gastrocnemius muscle (the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot)

soleus; soleus muscle (a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle)

Achilles tendon; tendon of Achilles (a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sura"):

mid-calf (the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle)

Holonyms ("sura" is a part of...):

shank (the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle)

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