verb (used with object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
verb (used without object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
Origin of surface
Related Words for surfacesuperficial, outer, exterior, shallow, outward, facial, area, top, level, face, skin, expanse, side, facade, materialize, emerge, appear, arise, outside, shoal
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Contemporary Examples of surface
The more resources and education society becomes equipped with, the fewer stories like yours will surface.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
The most exciting and thrillingly unique artist to surface in 2014.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More
December 28, 2014
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
You can go as deep as you like, or float about on the surface.D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Was Worth Waiting 15 Years For
December 16, 2014
Its fissures are forever present and not that far beneath the surface of every day life.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of surface
A foreign stain floated on the surface, but never mingled with its waters.
See how their shining hair sparkles on the surface of the waters!
Yet see now, these funny little animals on the surface of the spinning-ball.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
There was abundance of water on the surface in the hollows of the sand-hills.Explorations in Australia
Surface manifestations are, in and of themselves, merely deceptive.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
- the exterior face of an object or one such face
- (as modifier)surface gloss
- the area or size of such a face
- (as modifier)surface measurements
- the superficial appearance as opposed to the real nature
- (as modifier)a surface resemblance
- the complete boundary of a solid figure
- a continuous two-dimensional configuration
- the uppermost level of the land or sea
- (as modifier)surface transportation
- to work at or near the ground surface
- to wash surface ore deposits
- to wake up
- to get up
Word Origin for surface
"come to the surface," 1898, from surface (n.). Earlier it meant "bring to the surface" (1885), and "to give something a polished surface" (1778). Related: Surfaced; surfacing.
see on the surface; scratch the surface.