Origin of surface

1605–15; < French, equivalent to sur- sur-1 + face face, apparently modeled on Latin superficies superficies

OTHER WORDS FROM surface

sur·face·less, adjectivesur·fac·er, nounnon·sur·face, noun, adjectiveun·sur·faced, adjective
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Examples from the Web for 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

British Dictionary definitions for unsurfaced

surface
/ (ˈsɜːfɪs) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of surface

surfaceless, adjectivesurfacer, noun

Word Origin for surface

C17: from French, from sur on + face face, probably on the model of Latin superficies
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Medicine definitions for unsurfaced

surface
[ sûrfəs ]

n.

The outer or topmost part of a solid structure.
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Idioms and Phrases with unsurfaced

surface

see on the surface; scratch the surface.

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