Adjective surface has 2 senses
  1. surface - on the surface; "surface materials of the moon"
    subsurface, belowground, underground, submarine, undersea, submerged, submersed, underwater, subterranean, subterraneous, overhead, elevated
  2. skin-deep, superficial, surface - involving a surface only; "her beauty is only skin-deep"; "superficial bruising"; "a surface wound"
    Antonym: deep (indirect, via shallow)
,Noun surface has 6 senses
  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"
    --1 is a kind of
    artifact, artefact
    --1 has particulars:
     bed; board, gameboard; face; ground; horizontal surface, level; Klein bottle; miter, mitre; Mobius strip; plaster, plasterwork; screen, silver screen, projection screen; side; skin; spandrel, spandril; superficies; tread; vertical surface; work surface
    Derived form: verb surface2
  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"
    --2 is a kind of
    boundary, bound, bounds
    --2 has particulars:
     interface; hard palate; palate, roof of the mouth; side, face; celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin; end; inside, interior; outside, exterior; wave front, wavefront; photosphere
    Derived form: verb surface1
  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"
    --3 is a kind of layer
    --3 is a part of lithosphere, geosphere
    --3 has parts: body of water, water; opening, gap
    --3 has particulars: floor
    Derived form: verb surface1
  4. surface - a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
    --4 is a kind of
    aspect, facet
    Derived form: verb surface1
  5. open, surface - information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface"
    --5 is a kind of public knowledge, general knowledge
    Derived form: verb surface3
  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
    --6 is a kind of device
    --6 has parts: leading edge; trailing edge
    --6 has particulars:
     aileron; elevator; flap, flaps; horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser, tailplane; rotor blade, rotary wing; rudder; spoiler; spoiler; stabilizer; vertical tail; wing
,Verb surface has 3 senses
  1. surface, come up, rise up, rise - come to the surface
    --1 is one way to ascend, go up
    Derived forms: noun surface4, noun surface3, noun surface2, noun surfacing1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
    --2 is one way to cover
    Derived form: noun surface1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  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"
    --3 is one way to appear
    Derived form: noun surface5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP