Definition of 'surface'
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The fish may have surfaced due to unusual cooling of the ocean depths. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They live on the sea surface with stinging tentacles dangling below. The Sun (2008)The problems that these advances also bring are more manageable on surface ships than anywhere else. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Turn out on to a floured surface and knead again for two minutes. The Sun (2014)We had a nice time in what appears on the surface to be a nice place. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their thicker cut means there is less surface area of chip and therefore less fat is absorbed. The Sun (2013)The submarine had to surface but then faced rough seas. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet if one scratches below the surface there is cause for concern. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The flat surfaces are then applied to the snake bite. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)How far below the surface does he need to dive? The Sun (2008)The kitchen surfaces are a rich grey mink stone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rain lands on the surfaces of the vegetation and fills the hollows. Geography Basic Facts (1983)Transfer the squeezed spinach to a work surface and slice through it a few times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You have a new ability to look beyond surface appearances and opportunities that others miss. The Sun (2009)Soft ground was to blame for his defeat last time but this surface should suit. The Sun (2008)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)Researchers say the continuing loss is most likely to be due to rising sea surface temperatures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will be his most highprofile public appearance since reports that he had suffered a heart attack surfaced last month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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)Swimming becomes flight as the ocean's surface becomes the sea floor above which figures float. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Liquid at Earth surface temperatures. Christianity Today (2000)
Synonyms of 'surface'
façade, outward appearance, superficial appearance
Trends of 'surface'
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Translations for 'surface'
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.
Definition of surface from the Collins English Dictionary
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