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Overview of noun surface

The noun surface has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (90) surface

(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")

2. (36) surface

(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")

3. (11) surface, Earth's surface

(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")

4. (4) surface

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

5. (1) open, surface

(information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface")

6. airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface

(a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)


Overview of verb surface

The verb surface has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) surface, come up, rise up, rise

(come to the surface)

2. coat, surface

(put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

3. come on, come out, turn up, surface, show up

(appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again")


Overview of adj surface

The adj surface has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) surface

(on the surface; "surface materials of the moon")

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