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  • EN [ ˈsɜːfɪs]
  • US [ ˈsɜːrfɪs]

English definition


  • 1. the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;

    • "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"
    • "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
  • 2. the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object;

    • "they skimmed over the surface of the water"
    • "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"
    • "the sun has no distinct surface"
  • 3. the outermost level of the land or sea;

    • "earthquakes originate far below the surface"
    • "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
  • 4. a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;

    • "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
  • 5. information that has become public;

    • "all the reports were out in the open"
    • "the facts had been brought to the surface"
  • 6. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight


  • 1. come to the surface

  • 2. put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface;

    • "coat the cake with chocolate"
  • 3. appear or become visible; make a showing;

    • "She turned up at the funeral"
    • "I hope the list key is going to surface again"


  • 1. on the surface;

    • "surface materials of the moon"
  • 2. involving a surface only;

    • "her beauty is only skin-deep"
    • "superficial bruising"
    • "a surface wound"

Example sentences

  • A gentle wind disturbed the surface of the water.

  • This paint will adhere to any surface, whether rough or smooth.

  • To make an investigation one , should go into matters deeply, not just scratch the surface.

  • The surface of the water is as smooth as a mirror.

  • On the surface, she's a charming, helpful person.

  • Things rapidly became calm, though beneath the surface the argument rumbled on.

  • The teacher showed us how to cut out part of the surface of the wood and let a pattern in.

  • The surface cratered with the constant dropping of water.

  • Strain the sauce and skim away any fat that rises to the surface.

  • She touched its tough irregular surface.

  • The wind corrugates the surface of the sea.

  • When water boils, bubbles rise to the surface.

  • This machine part needs surface finishing.

  • Dust on the surface brushes off easily.

  • The surface water made the road treacherous for drivers.

  • The astronauts piloted their craft down to the lunar surface.

  • Surface water made driving conditions hazardous.

  • The search party was teleported down to the planet's surface.

  • Somewhere deep beneath the surface lay a caring character.

  • Constant wheelchair use will scuff almost any floor surface.

  • Sand the surface softly and carefully.

  • Every surface is scattered with photographs.

  • She watches him plane the surface of a walnut board.

  • The gadget can be attached to any vertical surface.

  • Place the fish on a flat surface and sprinkle the flesh with lemon juice and pepper.

  • Slowly a thick layer of fat builds up on the pan's surface.

  • I bobbed to the surface and gasped a lungful of air.

  • In 1664 Hooke observed a reddish spot on the surface of the planet.

  • The wires do not have a large enough surface to catalyse a big explosion.

Phrase collocation

  • on the surface

    To all intents and purposes; to all outward appearances

    • a soldier who, on the surface, appeared brave and patriotic.



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