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Definitions of surface

  1. appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. come to the surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To put a surface on. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The outside part of anything that has length, breadth, and thickness; the upper face of a solid; outside; hence, outward appearance; as, all looks well, on the surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The exterior part of anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. The outside of anything. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Geom. That which has length and breadth, but not thickness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; a superficies; a magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The upper face or side of a thing; the outside; the upper stratum of the soil; that which has length and breadth only. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. on the surface; "surface materials of the moon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A small plane or surface, usually capable of adjustment but not of manipulation, for preserving lateral balance in an aeroplane or flying machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Hence, outward or external appearance. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Outside; on the surface merely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for surface

  1. When he rose again to the surface their canoe was at no great distance. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  2. On the surface it is all well. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
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