English adjective: surface
|1.||surface on the surface|
|Samples||Surface materials of the moon.|
|Similar||aboveground, grade-constructed, opencast, opencut|
English noun: surface
|1.||surface (artifact) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary|
|Samples||There is a special cleaner for these surfaces.|
The cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface.
|Broader (hypernym)||artefact, artifact|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bed, board, face, gameboard, ground, horizontal surface, Klein bottle, level, meniscus, miter, mitre, Mobius strip, plaster, plasterwork, projection screen, screen, side, silver screen, skin, spandrel, spandril, superficies, tread, vertical surface, work surface|
|2.||surface (location) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object|
|Samples||They skimmed over the surface of the water.|
A brush small enough to clean every dental surface.
The sun has no distinct surface.
|Broader (hypernym)||bound, boundary, bounds|
|Narrower (hyponym)||celestial sphere, empyrean, end, exterior, face, firmament, hard palate, heavens, inside, interface, interior, outside, palate, photosphere, roof of the mouth, side, sphere, substrate, substratum, vault of heaven, wave front, wavefront, welkin|
|3.||surface (object) the outermost level of the land or sea|
|Samples||Earthquakes originate far below the surface.|
Three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water.
|Narrower (hyponym)||floor, floor|
|Part holonym||body of water, gap, opening, water|
|Part meronym||geosphere, lithosphere|
|4.||surface (cognition) a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something|
|Samples||It was not what it appeared to be on the surface.|
|Broader (hypernym)||aspect, facet|
|5.||surface (cognition) information that has become public|
|Samples||All the reports were out in the open.|
The facts had been brought to the surface.
|Broader (hypernym)||general knowledge, public knowledge|
|6.||surface (artifact) a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight|
|Synonyms||aerofoil, airfoil, control surface|
|Narrower (hyponym)||aileron, elevator, flap, flaps, horizontal stabiliser, horizontal stabilizer, rotary wing, rotor blade, rudder, spoiler, spoiler, stabilizer, tailplane, vertical tail, wing|
|Part holonym||leading edge, trailing edge|
English verb: surface
|1.||surface (motion) come to the surface|
|Synonyms||come up, rise, rise up|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Broader (hypernym)||ascend, go up|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bubble up, emerge, intumesce, resurface, swell, well|
|2.||surface (contact) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface|
|Samples||Coat the cake with chocolate.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||anodise, anodize, blacktop, bonderise, bonderize, brush on, cement, copper, crumb, daub, dredge, egg, encrust, enrobe, finish, foliate, galvanise, galvanize, gelatinize, glaze, grit, incrust, macadamise, macadamize, metal, metalize, metallize, paint, patinate, patinise, patinize, pave, plaster, plate, platinize, porcelainize, refinish, render, resurface, rubber, rubberise, rubberize, seal, size, skim, skimcoat, soot, stucco, tar, tarmac, varnish, zinc|
|3.||surface (change) appear or become visible; make a showing|
|Samples||She turned up at the funeral.|
I hope the list key is going to surface again.
|Synonyms||come on, come out, show up, turn up|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP