verb (used with object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
verb (used without object), sur·faced, sur·fac·ing.
Origin of surface
Examples from the Web for unsurfaced
Historical Examples of unsurfaced
The house itself was of unsurfaced redwood, battened with lath to keep out the winter rain.Stories of the Foot-hills
Margaret Collier Graham
- 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.