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surface

sur·face

surface

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr fihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outside limit or top layer of something.
Most of the earth's surface is covered by water.The surface of the ice was very smooth at the rink today.
synonyms:
face, outside
antonyms:
interior
similar words:
exterior, side
definition 2: the outside look of something.
On the surface, his plan looked easy.
synonyms:
face
similar words:
exterior
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: surfaced, surfaces, surfacing
definition 1: to finish by smoothing or leveling.
His dad surfaced the wood for a tree house.
similar words:
even, level, smooth
definition 2: to rise to the top; come up from being submerged below.
The submarine surfaced and the crew came out.
antonyms:
submerge
similar words:
emerge
derivation: surfacer (n.)