Surprise

Surprise is something that is unsuspected. "Surprise" may refer to:

Unsuspected things

* Surprise (emotion)
* Surprise party, a party of which the honored person is not told of beforehand.
* 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
* 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

Places

In the United States:
* Surprise, Arizona, a city
* Surprise, Indiana, an unincorporated town
* Surprise, Nebraska, a village

Entertainment

;Music
* Symphony No. 94 (Haydn) in G major, the "Surprise Symphony" by Joseph Haydn
* "Surprise" (Sylvia album), a 1984 album by Sylvia
* "Surprise" (Paul Simon album), a 2006 album by Paul Simon
* "Surprise" (Better Than Ezra album), a 1989 album by Better Than Ezra
* Surprise Records, a record label

;Television and film
* Surprise (Buffy episode), an episode of the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
* "Surprise!", an award-winning short film by Veit Helmer
* "Surprise" (animated film), an animated short film created by Pixar Animation Studios for "Sesame Street"
* "Traumschiff Surprise - Periode 1", a German science fiction parody film by Michael "Bully" Herbig

;Novels
*HMS "Surprise" (novel), the third novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian.

hips

;Naval ships
* HMS "Surprise" or HMS "Surprize", the name of thirteen ships of the British Royal Navy
* "Surprise", the name of one ship of the Continental Navy of the United States, and USS "Surprise", the name of four ships of the United States Navy.

;Other ships
* HMS "Surprise", a modern replica of an 18th-century Royal Navy frigate named HMS "Rose", modified to represent the 6th rate frigate HMS "Surprise" in the film , and now owned by the San Diego Maritime Museum.

People

* Surprise Moriri, a South African football (soccer) player


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  • surprise — [ syrpriz ] n. f. • XVIe; « impôt extraordinaire » XIIe; de surprendre 1 ♦ Vx Action par laquelle on prend ou l on est pris à l improviste. « La Surprise de l amour », comédie de Marivaux. 2 ♦ Vx Action d attaquer à l improviste. ♢ (1549) Mod.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Surprise — ist der Name verschiedener Orte in den USA: Surprise (Arizona) Surprise (Indiana) Surprise (Kalifornien) Surprise (Nebraska) Surprise (New York) Surprise (Virginia) Surprise (Tennessee) sowie: ein Schweizer Straßenmagazin (siehe Surprise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • surprise — sur·prise n 1: a condition or situation in which a party to a proceeding is unexpectedly placed without any fault or neglect of his or her own and that entitles the party to relief (as a new trial) 2: an aspect of procedural unconscionability… …   Law dictionary

  • Surprise — Sur*prise , n. [F. surprise, fr. surprendre, surpris; sur over + prendre to take, L. prehendere. See {Sur }, and {Prehensile}.] 1. The act of coming upon, or taking, unawares; the act of seizing unexpectedly; surprisal; as, the fort was taken by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surprise — Sur*prise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surprising}.] [From {Surprise}, n.: cf. F. surprendre, p. p. surpris.] 1. To come or fall suddenly and unexpectedly; to take unawares; to seize or capture by unexpected attack. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surprise! — Surprise ! Surprise ! est un court métrage français réalisé en 2007 par Fabrice Maruca. On peut y voir notamment François Damiens, alias François l embrouille. Liens externes Site officiel Fiche IMDb …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Surprise! — is a 1995 short film by German director Veit Helmer. It won a Golden Space Needle award at the 1995 Seattle International Film Festival. The story centers on a Rube Goldberg device.External links …   Wikipedia

  • Surprise ! — Surprise ! est un court métrage français réalisé en 2007 par Fabrice Maruca. On peut y voir notamment François Damiens, alias François l embrouille. Liens externes Site officiel Fiche IMDb …   Wikipédia en Français

  • surprise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of surprise ADJECTIVE ▪ great, total, utter ▪ mild, slight, some ▪ initial …   Collocations dictionary

  • surprise — (sur pri z ) s. f. 1°   Action par laquelle on prend ou l on est pris à l improviste. •   Ah ! que je crains vos nuits, et la surprise de l air de Grignan !, SÉV. 1er nov. 1688. •   Nous devrions être assez convaincus de notre néant ; mais, s il… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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