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Meaning & Definition of Surface in English





1. 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"
  • surface

2. 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"
  • surface

3. 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"
  • surface,
  • Earth's surface

4. A superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something

  • "It was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
  • surface

5. Information that has become public

  • "All the reports were out in the open"
  • "The facts had been brought to the surface"
  • open,
  • surface

6. A device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air

  • Can lift or control a plane in flight
  • airfoil,
  • aerofoil,
  • control surface,
  • surface


1. Come to the surface

  • surface,
  • come up,
  • rise up,
  • rise

2. Put a coat on

  • Cover the surface of
  • Furnish with a surface
  • "Coat the cake with chocolate"
  • coat,
  • surface

3. Appear or become visible

  • Make a showing
  • "She turned up at the funeral"
  • "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
  • come on,
  • come out,
  • turn up,
  • surface,
  • show up


1. On the surface

  • "Surface materials of the moon"
  • surface

Examples of using

He also thought about the birches in the depths of the valley where, according to him, at a depth of several meters beneath the surface some moisture was hidden.
Tom held his breath till he got to the surface.
In every period of transition this riff-raff, which exists in every society, rises to the surface, and is not only without any aim but has not even a symptom of an idea, and merely does its utmost to give expression to uneasiness and impatience.