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
Example sentences from the Web for surface
Now Domokos had the average shapes produced by splitting a flat surface or a three-dimensional block.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The end of the maze is a platform just under the water’s surface.
Mighty mills the outside wall surfaces of the buildings, so it can give the structures any shape or appearance they want, from typical siding to more decorative patterns.A new material allows this company to 3D print most of a house in a single day|Stan Horaczek|November 18, 2020|Popular Science
Underwater, turbulence thrashed his body, then released him to the surface, where he drifted into the shallows.
It’s counterintuitive on the surface, but a variety of high-profile conservation laws, like NEPA, FLPMA, and NFMA, not only mandate significant local input but also provide the tools for it.
Whatever frustrations or disappointments he felt about politics never surfaced.
“I am just floored by this,” Jo Farrell, now 83, told The Denver Post eight years ago when the allegations first surfaced.
Recently, when whistleblowers finally surfaced, the Home Office officials could find no trace of the dossier.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks before this, a video surfaced of an Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia who had been presumed dead.
When the story surfaced in the press, Shumlin backtracked and said it all been a misunderstanding.
Landy rasped his feet to evenness and cautioned that he would have to be shod if used on hard-surfaced roads.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
But how do you disable a smooth-surfaced turtle-backed machine?The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
The cement can be forced into place with the hands and then surfaced with a trowel.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
They descended a minor slope and came to a hard-surfaced road with tire marks on it and a sign sternly urging care in driving.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
That was just the moment to "fall up against" the hard-surfaced man.The Golden Censer|John McGovern
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.