Meaning of SURFACE in English

■ noun

1》 the outside part or uppermost layer of something.

↘(also ~ area ) the area of this.

2》 the upper limit of a body of liquid.

3》 outward appearance as distinct from less obvious aspects.

4》 Geometry a set of points that has length and breadth but no thickness.

■ adjective relating to or occurring on the ~.

↘carried by or denoting transportation by sea or overland as contrasted with by air.

■ verb

1》 rise or come up to the ~.

2》 become apparent.

3》 provide (something, especially a road) with a particular ~.

4》 informal appear after having been asleep.


~d adjective

~r noun


C17: from Fr. (see sur- 1 , face ), suggested by L. superficies .

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