Pronunciation of surface: S ER1 F AH0 S ('sɜrfɪs)
Number of syllables of surface: 2
Definition of surface
- (n): a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
- (n): 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"
- (n): information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
- (n): a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
- (n): 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"
- (n): 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"
- (v): appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
- (v): put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
- (v): come to the surface
- (a): on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
Examples of surface
- Firs0,t the hole surface is moistened with water.
- The only alteration in design involves the outside surface of the ingot mold.
- The rubber band sinks below the surface of the water.
- The surface is then moistened with water.
- The outside surface of the enclosure is coated with conductive paint for safety.
- Unlike hydraulics, eddies swirl on the horizontal surface of the water.
- Phytoplankton rapidly use any nutrients in the surface water.
- Ground water is very close to the surface and is potable.
- A common mode signal travels on the outside surface of the braid.
- Shark fin was shown on surface of the water.