French translation of 'surface'
1. [of earth, water, road, object] surface f
little waves on the surface of the water des vaguelettes à la surface de l’eau
2. (also: work surface) surface f de travail
He cleaned all the kitchen surfaces. Il nettoya toutes les surfaces de travail de la cuisine.
3. (figurative) surface f
feelings that are well hidden beneath the surface des sentiments bien cachés sous la surface
on the surface (in appearance) en surface
1. [diver, submarine, whale] faire surface
2. (= emerge)
[problem, emotions, rumours, doubts] refaire surface
[evidence] faire surface
Such rumours have surfaced several times over the past ten years. Ces rumeurs ont refait surface plusieurs fois au cours des dix dernières années.
3. (informal) (= get out of bed) émerger (informal)
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The flat surfaces are then applied to the snake bite.JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)
The problems that these advances also bring are more manageable on surface ships than anywhere else.Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)
This was the last great clash between rival surface fleets.Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
Place the fish under the grill and cook until the surface of the fish turns brown.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Swimming becomes flight as the ocean's surface becomes the sea floor above which figures float.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The kitchen surfaces are a rich grey mink stone.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Their thicker cut means there is less surface area of chip and therefore less fat is absorbed.The Sun (2013)
Transfer the squeezed spinach to a work surface and slice through it a few times.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Turn out on to a floured surface and knead again for two minutes.The Sun (2014)
Yet if one scratches below the surface there is cause for concern.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We had a nice time in what appears on the surface to be a nice place.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is far better to express emotions when they surface rather than feeling you need to keep a stiff upper lip.Healthy By Nature (1994)
How far below the surface does he need to dive?The Sun (2008)
It will be his most highprofile public appearance since reports that he had suffered a heart attack surfaced last month.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Researchers say the continuing loss is most likely to be due to rising sea surface temperatures.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Soft ground was to blame for his defeat last time but this surface should suit.The Sun (2008)
The fish may have surfaced due to unusual cooling of the ocean depths.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The submarine had to surface but then faced rough seas.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They live on the sea surface with stinging tentacles dangling below.The Sun (2008)
You have a new ability to look beyond surface appearances and opportunities that others miss.The Sun (2009)
Liquid at Earth surface temperatures.Christianity Today (2000)
Rain lands on the surfaces of the vegetation and fills the hollows.Geography Basic Facts (1983)
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'surface' in Other Languages
British English: surface /ˈsɜːfɪs/ NOUN
The surface of something is the top part of it or the outside of it.
...little waves on the surface of the water.
- American English: surface
- Arabic: سَطْحُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: superfície
- Chinese: 表面
- Croatian: površina
- Czech: povrch
- Danish: overflade
- Dutch: oppervlak
- European Spanish: superficie
- Finnish: pinta
- French: surface
- German: Oberfläche
- Greek: επιφάνεια
- Italian: superficie
- Japanese: 表面
- Korean: 표면
- Norwegian: overflate
- Polish: powierzchnia
- European Portuguese: superfície
- Romanian: suprafață
- Russian: поверхность
- Spanish: superficie
- Swedish: yta
- Thai: พื้นผิว
- Turkish: yüzey
- Ukrainian: поверхня
- Vietnamese: bề mặt
British English: surface VERB
If someone or something under water surfaces, they come up to the surface of the water.
He surfaced, gasping for air.
Translation of surface from the Collins English to French Dictionary