Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun surface

6 senses of surface

Sense 1
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")
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 2
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")
       => boundary, bound, bounds -- (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

Sense 3
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")
       => layer -- (a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another)

Sense 4
surface -- (a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface")
       => aspect, facet -- (a distinct feature or element in a problem; "he studied every facet of the question")

Sense 5
open, surface -- (information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface")
       => public knowledge, general knowledge -- (knowledge that is available to anyone)

Sense 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)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb surface

3 senses of surface

Sense 1
surface, come up, rise up, rise -- (come to the surface)
       => ascend, go up -- (travel up, "We ascended the mountain"; "go up a ladder"; "The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope")

Sense 2
coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 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")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Antonyms of adj surface

1 sense of surface

Sense 1
surface (vs. subsurface) (vs. overhead) -- (on the surface; "surface materials of the moon")

subsurface (vs. overhead) (vs. surface) -- (beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon")
        => belowground, underground -- (under the level of the ground; "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns")
        => submarine, undersea -- (beneath the surface of the sea)
        => submerged, submersed, underwater -- (beneath the surface of the water; "submerged rocks")
        => subterranean, subterraneous -- (being or operating under the surface of the earth; "subterranean passages"; "a subsurface flow of water")
overhead (vs. surface) (vs. subsurface) -- (located or originating from above; "an overhead crossing")

Similarity of adj surface

1 sense of surface

Sense 1
surface (vs. subsurface) (vs. overhead) -- (on the surface; "surface materials of the moon")
       => aboveground -- (on or above the surface of the ground; "aboveground nuclear testing"; "surface instruments for detecting oil deposits"; "surface transportation")
       => grade-constructed -- (constructed at ground level; "grade-constructed accesses to the freeway")
       => opencast, opencut -- ((of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface; "opencast mining"; "an opencut iron mine")

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