verb (used with object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
verb (used without object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
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Origin of surface
OTHER WORDS FROM surfacesur·face·less, adjectivesur·fac·er, nounnon·sur·face, noun, adjectiveun·sur·faced, adjective
Words nearby surface
Example sentences from the Web for surface
Then tipped my feet up, pushed below the surface and held my breath, listening.
Meticulous in construction, Wu’s patterns nonetheless slip, slide and oscillate — much like images made by simply brushing paint onto a surface.In the galleries: Rejuvenating the obsolete into unconventional art|Mark Jenkins|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Three and a half billion years ago, all but a couple percent of the Earth’s surface was deep underwater, researchers have estimated, and LUCA lived far before that.
Make sure your mask stays folded so the inside doesn’t touch any other surface.Why you shouldn’t ever wear your mask around your neck|Erin Fennessy|February 11, 2021|Popular Science
After entering orbit, it will begin a landing attempt with the aim to place the rover on the surface in the massive impact basin Utopia Planitia.Check out the first images of Mars from China’s Tianwen-1 probe|Erin Fennessy|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
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|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Set a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, making sure that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
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|James Joiner|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nicki treats the obsession with her pop ambitions as an irrelevant, surface-level irritation.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First a shower of shells dropping all along the lower ridges and out over the surface of the Bay.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Some of those halls that Mr. Meadow Mouse mentioned ran right out beneath the surface of the garden.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
It depends upon the fact that bile acids lower surface tension.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
She did shout for joy, as with a sweeping stroke or two she lifted her body to the surface of the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Its vitals were going—were gone, before the smallest indications of mischief appeared upon the surface.
British Dictionary definitions for surface
- 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
Derived forms of surfacesurfaceless, adjectivesurfacer, noun
Word Origin for surface
Medical definitions for surface
Idioms and Phrases with surface
see on the surface; scratch the surface.