Surface meaning

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The definition of a surface is the outer face or side of something.

An example of surface is the hardwood covering of a table.

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Surface is defined as to cause to appear, to come to the top or to finish the outer part of something.

An example of surface is for negative emotions to take over.

An example of surface is to sand a table.

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The superficial or external aspect.
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Surface means relating to the outer or superficial characteristics, or carrying something on land or sea.

An example of surface is the texture of the top of a table.

An example of surface is a person who appears honest but really isn't.

An example of surface is mail that is carried by truck instead of by air.

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The superficial or external aspect.
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An airfoil.
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Relating to, on, or at a surface.

Surface algae in the water.

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Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
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To make known; expose or reveal.

The first news report that surfaced the allegations.

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An airfoil.
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To provide with a surface or apply a surface to.

Surface a table with walnut; surface a road with asphalt.

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To bring to the surface.

Surface a submarine.

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To rise to the surface.
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To work or dig a mine at or near the surface of the ground.
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Relating to, on, or at a surface.

Surface algae in the water.

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Relating to or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.
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To provide with a surface or apply a surface to.

Surface a table with walnut; surface a road with asphalt.

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To bring to the surface.

Surface a submarine.

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To make known; expose or reveal.

The first news report that surfaced the allegations.

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To rise to the surface.
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To emerge after concealment.
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To work or dig a mine at or near the surface of the ground.
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Superficial features, as of a personality; outward appearance.
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(geom.) An extent or magnitude having length and breadth, but no thickness.
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Of, on, or at the surface.
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Intended to function or be carried on land or sea, rather than in the air or under water.

Surface forces, surface mail.

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Merely apparent; external; superficial.
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To treat the surface of, esp. so as to make smooth or level.
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To give a surface to, as in paving.
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To bring to the surface; esp., to bring (a submarine) to the surface of the water.
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To work at or near the surface, as in mining.
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To rise to the surface of the water.
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To appear or become known, esp. after having been concealed; come to light.
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(1) (Surface) Microsoft's hardware brand. See Surface versions.
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The overside or up-side of a flat object such as a table, or of a liquid.
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(figuratively) Outward or external appearance.

On the surface, the spy looked like a typical businessman.

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(mathematics, geometry) The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space.
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(fortification) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

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To provide something with a surface.
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To apply a surface to something.
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(intransitive) To rise to the surface.
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(intransitive) To come out of hiding.
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(intransitive) For information or facts to become known.
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(intransitive) To work a mine near the surface.
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(intransitive) To appear or be found.
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To emerge after concealment.
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on the surface
  • To all intents and purposes; to all outward appearances:
    A soldier who, on the surface, appeared brave and patriotic.
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on the surface
  • To all intents and purposes; to all outward appearances:
    A soldier who, on the surface, appeared brave and patriotic.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of surface

  • French sur- above (from Old French sur–) face face (from Old French face)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sur- above (from Old French sur–) face face (from Old French face)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French surface.

    From Wiktionary