['sɜːfɪs] or ['sɝfɪs]


(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; 'it was not what it appeared to be on the surface'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) come to the surface.

(adj.) on the surface; 'surface materials of the moon' .

贝莎整理--From WordNet


(n.) The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.

(n.) Hence, outward or external appearance.

(n.) A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.

(n.) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.

(v. t.) To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.

(v. t.) To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.



n. Superficies, exterior, outside, external part.



n. the exterior part of anything.—adj. Sur′faced having a surface.—ns. Sur′faceman a miner employed in open-air working: a workman employed in keeping a railway-bed in repair; Sur′face-print′ing printing from a relief surface as cotton-cloth; Sur′facer one who or that which smooths or levels a surface; Sur′face-ten′sion in liquids that property in virtue of which a liquid surface behaves as if it were a stretched elastic membrane—say a sheet of india-rubber; Sur′face-wa′ter drainage-water; Sur′facing the act of giving a certain surface to anything.





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