Origin of surfacing
- the outer face, outside, or exterior boundary of a thing; outermost or uppermost layer or area.
- any face of a body or thing: the six surfaces of a cube.
- extent or area of outer face; superficial area.
- the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature: to look below the surface of a matter.
- Geometry. any figure having only two dimensions; part or all of the boundary of a solid.
- land or sea transportation, rather than air, underground, or undersea transportation.
- Aeronautics. an airfoil.
- of, on, or pertaining to the surface; external.
- apparent rather than real; superficial: to be guilty of surface judgments.
- of, relating to, or via land or sea: surface mail.
- Linguistics. belonging to a late stage in the transformational derivation of a sentence; belonging to the surface structure.
- to finish the surface of; give a particular kind of surface to; make even or smooth.
- to bring to the surface; cause to appear openly: Depth charges surfaced the sub. So far we've surfaced no applicants.
- to rise to the surface: The submarine surfaced after four days.
- to work on or at the surface.
Origin of surface
Examples from the Web for surfacing
And world affairs are no comfort either, with Ebola surfacing as the latest scary thing.Why Voters Are So Totally Checked Out
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Cast members of seminal TV show Twin Peaks have been surfacing in music videos lately.Wiz Khalifa, Paramore & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)
April 14, 2013
Drowned bodies are now surfacing and the number is expected to grow even further as more bodies are found.Typhoon Devastates The Philippines (Photos)
December 19, 2011
The weekend will have brought bickering, surfacing age-old frustrations.Horoscopes: May 29-June 4, 2011
Starsky + Cox
May 28, 2011
Already reports are surfacing that Mrs. Palin has signed with a Washington super-agent for a two-part book deal.What If McCain and Palin Won?
December 18, 2010
At this date also commences the art of surfacing articles of earthenware.Primitive Man
To summarize the features of surfacing varnish, note: First.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting
Mayton Clarence Hillick
Surfacing, they swam about for the sheer joy of swimming, then dived again.Swamp Cat
James Arthur Kjelgaard
I certainly had vigorously impressed upon me the necessity of surfacing.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
Those employing knives having straight edges for surfacing purposes and cutting the work to thickness.
- 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
- material resembling such a face, with length and width but without depth
- 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
- come to the surface to emerge; become apparent
- on the surface to all appearances
- to rise or cause to rise to or as if to the surface (of water, etc)
- (tr) to treat the surface of, as by polishing, smoothing, etc
- (tr) to furnish with a surface
- (intr) mining
- to work at or near the ground surface
- to wash surface ore deposits
- (intr) to become apparent; emerge
- (intr) informal
- to wake up
- to get up
Word Origin and History for surfacing
"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.
- The outer or topmost part of a solid structure.
Idioms and Phrases with surfacing
see on the surface; scratch the surface.