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Surface meaning

surface - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A small plane or surface, usually capable of adjustment but not of manipulation, for preserving lateral balance in an aeroplane or flying machine.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Hence, outward or external appearance.
  4. 4. A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.
  5. 5. That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
  6. 6. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
  7. 7. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.
  8. 8. Outside; outer face.

surface - examples of usage

  1. However, the next moment he rose to the surface, blew the water out of his mouth, and looked around. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. I was at the surface, breathing. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. His hands had dropped to the rough surface of the tree; and he spoke in his ordinary voice. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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