Noun: surface sur-fis
Adjective: surface sur-fis
- 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"
- 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"
- 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";
- Earth's surface
- A superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something
"it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
- Information that has become public
"the facts had been brought to the surface";
- A device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
- airfoil [N. Amer], aerofoil [Brit], control surface
Verb: surface sur-fis
- On the surface
"surface materials of the moon"
- Come to the surface
- come up, rise up, rise
- Put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
- Appear or become visible; make a showing
"I hope the list key is going to surface again";
- come on, come out, turn up, show up
Derived forms: surfaces, surfacing, surfaced
See also: aboveground, grade-constructed [N. Amer], opencast [Brit], opencut
Type of: appear, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], ascend, aspect, bound, boundary, bounds, cover, device, facet, general knowledge, go up, layer, public knowledge
Antonym: overhead, subsurface
Part of: geosphere, lithosphere