HyperDic: surface

English > 10 senses of the word surface:
NOUNartifactsurfacethe outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
locationsurfacethe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
objectsurface, Earth's surfacethe outermost level of the land or sea
cognitionsurfacea superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something
cognitionsurface, openinformation that has become public
artifactsurface, airfoil, aerofoil, control surfacea device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
ADJECTIVEallsurfaceon the surface
VERBmotionsurface, come up, rise up, risecome to the surface
contactsurface, coatput a coat on
changesurface, come on, come out, turn up, show upappear or become visible
surface > pronunciation
Soundsser'fahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > surface: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOn the surface.
Example"surface materials of the moon"
NarrowerabovegroundOn or above the surface of the ground
grade-constructedConstructed at ground level
opencast, opencut(of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
OppositeoverheadLocated or originating from above
subsurfaceBeneath the surface
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary.
Examples
  • "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"
  • "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
NarrowerKlein bottleA closed surface with only one side
Mobius stripA continuous closed surface with only one side
bedThe flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage / stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book / book etc.
board, gameboardA flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games
faceThe striking or working surface of an implement
ground(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
horizontal surface, levelA flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
meniscus(physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid / liquid in a vertical tube
miter, mitreThe surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
plaster, plasterworkA surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
screen, silver screen, projection screenA white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
sideAn extended outer surface of an object
skinAn outer surface (usually thin)
spandrel, spandrilAn approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them
superficiesOuter surface of an area / area or a body
treadThe grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
vertical surfaceA surface that is vertical
work surfaceA horizontal surface for supporting objects used in working or playing games / games
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Catalansuperfície
Spanishsuperficie, superfície
Verbssurfaceput a coat on
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object.
Examples
  • "they skimmed over the surface of the water"
  • "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"
  • "the sun has no distinct surface"
Narrowercelestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkinThe apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
endThe surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object
hard palateThe bony part of the roof of the mouth
inside, interiorThe inner or enclosed surface of something
interface(chemistry) a surface forming a common boundary between two things (two objects or liquids / liquids or chemical phases)
outside, exteriorThe outer side or surface of something
palate, roof of the mouthThe upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
photosphereThe intensely luminous surface of a star (especially the sun)
side, faceA surface forming part of the outside of an object
substrate, substratumA surface on which an organism grows or is attached
wave front, wavefront(physics) an imaginary surface joining all points in space that are reached at the same instant by a wave propagating / propagating through a medium
Broaderboundary, bound, boundsThe line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
Catalansuperfície
Spanishsuperficie
Adjectivessuperficialof, affecting, or being on or near the surface
Verbssurfacecome to the surface
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningThe outermost level of the land or sea.
Examples
  • "earthquakes originate far below the surface"
  • "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
SynonymEarth's surface
Part oflithosphere, geosphereThe solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
Partsbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
opening, gapAn open or empty space in or between things
NarrowerfloorThe bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
floorThe lower inside surface of any hollow structure
BroaderlayerA relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
Catalansuperfície, superfície terrestre
Spanishsuperficie
Adjectivessurficialpertaining to or occurring on or near the earth's surface
Verbssurfacecome to the surface
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something.
Example"it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
Broaderaspect, facetA distinct / distinct feature or element in a problem
Verbssurfacecome to the surface
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningInformation that has become public.
Example "the facts had been brought to the surface"
Synonymopen
Broaderpublic knowledge, general knowledgeknowledge that is available to anyone
Verbssurfaceappear or become visible
English > surface: 10 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight.
Synonymsairfoil, aerofoil, control surface
Partsleading edgeForward edge of an airfoil
trailing edgeThe rear edge of an airfoil
NarroweraileronAn airfoil that controls lateral motion
elevatorThe airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
flap, flapsA movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing
horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser, tailplaneThe horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged
rotor blade, rotary wingThe long airfoil that rotates to provide the lift that supports a helicopter in the air
rudderA hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes
spoilerA hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag
spoilerAn airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds
stabilizerairfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tailThe vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
wingOne of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishperfil alar
English > surface: 10 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCome to the surface.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymscome up, rise up, rise
Narrowerbubble up, intumesceMove upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating
emergeCome up to the surface of or rise
resurfacereappear on the surface
well, swellcome up, as of a liquid
Broaderascend, go upTravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
Catalansalir
Nounssurfacea superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something
surfacethe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
surfacethe outermost level of the land or sea
surfacingemerging to the surface / surface and becoming apparent
English > surface: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPut a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcoat
Narroweranodize, anodisecoat / coat a metal with an oxide coat
blacktopcoat with blacktop
bonderize, bonderisecoat with a substance that will prevent corrosion
brush onapply with a brush
cementCover or coat with cement
coppercoat with a layer of copper
crumbcoat with bread crumbs
dredgeCover before cooking
eggcoat / coat with beaten egg
encrust, incrustCover or coat / coat with a crust
enrobeProvide with a coating / coating
finishProvide with a finish
foliatecoat or back with metal foil
galvanize, galvaniseCover with zinc
gelatinizecoat with gelatin
glazecoat with a glaze
gritCover with a grit
macadamize, macadamise, tarmacsurface with macadam
metalCover with metal
metalize, metallizecoat with metal
paintapply paint to
patinate, patinize, patinisecoat with a patina
paveCover with a material such as stone or concrete to make suitable for vehicle traffic
plaster, daubcoat with plaster
platecoat with a layer of metal
platinizecoat with metallic platinum
porcelainizecoat with porcelain or a porcelain-like surface
refinishGive a new surface
rendercoat with plastic or cement
resurfaceCover with a new surface
rubberize, rubberise, rubbercoat / coat or impregnate with rubber
sizeCover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
skimcoat / coat (a liquid / liquid) with a layer
skimcoatcoat with a mixture of gypsum and spackle
sootcoat with soot
stuccocoat / coat with stucco
tarcoat with tar
varnish, sealCover with varnish
zinccoat or cover with zinc
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Catalanrecobrir
Nounssurfacethe outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
English > surface: 10 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningAppear or become visible; make a showing.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
Synonymscome on, come out, turn up, show up
BroaderappearCome into sight or view
Catalansorgir, sortir
Spanishsalir, surgir
Nounssurfaceinformation that has become public
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