surface

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈs3ːrfɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝfɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sûrfis)

Inflections of 'surface' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
surfaces
v 3rd person singular
surfacing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
surfaced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
surfaced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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surface

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the surface of the [water, lake, sea] was [calm, rough]
  2. the surface of [the moon, Mars]
  3. could see [myself, the moon's reflection] on the [water's] surface
  4. the rover landed on the surface of [Mars, Venus]
  5. a [rough, sticky, rubber] surface
  6. put a new surface on the [road, highway]
  7. the surface is worn down
  8. is wearing down the surface
  9. [scratches, marks, dents] on the surface
  10. skim [curdle, scum] from the milk's surface
  11. lives on the surface and [underground, underwater]
  12. comes up to the surface [to mate, in the rain]
  13. was [waiting, lurking, hidden] just below the surface
  14. so that the two surfaces are [touching, in contact]
  15. [touching] the surface (of)
  16. on the surface he may seem [shallow, stupid, unkind], but
  17. she may seem [shallow] on the surface, but
  18. need to look below to surface to see
  19. the six surfaces of a [cube, die]
adj
  1. a surface [coating, layer] (of)
  2. the surface layer of the [earth, soil, ground]
  3. use (a) surface [polish, cleaner]
  4. the surface tension on the [water, liquid]
  5. [measure, calculate, determine] the surface area (of)
  6. covers the [whole, entire, complete] surface area (of)
  7. surface [judgments, assessments, appearances]
  8. surface [interactions, modifications, changes]
  9. [interactions] at surface level
  10. was [only, just, merely] a surface wound
  11. a surface [vessel, ship, fleet]
  12. [take, upgrade, use] surface transportation
  13. [sent, delivered] by surface mail
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