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  Definition of surface
  1. a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
  2. 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"
  3. information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
  4. a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
  8. put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
  9. come to the surface
  10. on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
Similar Words: airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, open, Earth's surface, come on, come out, turn up, show up, coat, come up, rise up, rise

 

Hyponyms: aileron, elevator, flap, flaps, horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser, tailplane, rotor blade, rotary wing, rudder, spoiler, stabilizer, vertical tail, wing, bed, board, gameboard, face, ground, horizontal surface, level, Klein bottle, miter, mitre, Mobius strip, plaster, plasterwork, screen, silver screen, projection screen, side, skin, spandrel, spandril, superficies, tread, vertical surface, work surface, interface, hard palate, palate, roof of the mouth, celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin, end, inside, interior, outside, exterior, wave front, wavefront, photosphere, floor, rubberize, rubberise, rubber, anodize, anodise, gelatinize, skim, stucco, egg, encrust, incrust, dredge, soot, refinish, brush on, patinate, patinize, patinise, resurface, crumb, copper, finish, bonderize, bonderise, blacktop, foliate, galvanize, galvanise, pave, varnish, seal, glaze, tar, enrobe, daub, render, skimcoat, paint, cement, grit, plate, metal, macadamize, macadamise, tarmac, size, emerge, bubble up, intumesce, well, swell

 

Part Meronyms: lithosphere, geosphere

 

Derivational Morphology: coat, come on, come out, turn up, show up, afford, open, give, come up, rise up, rise, coating, finish, finishing, application, covering, lift, Earth's surface, surfacing

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: površina   Catalan: superfície  
Chinese: 表面   Croatian: površina  
Dutch: oppervlakte   Finnish: pinta  
French: surface   German: Oberfläche  
Hungarian: felszín   Ido: surfaco  
Italian: superficie   Japanese: 表面  
Korean: 표면   Malayalam: ഉപരിതലം  
Norwegian: overflate   Polish: powierzchnia  
Portuguese: superfície   Russian: поверхность  
Slovak: povrch   Slovene: površina  
Spanish: superficie   Swedish: yta  
Telugu: ఉపరితలం   Turkish: yüzey  
 
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