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Definition of Surface

Surface

  1. A small plane or surface, usually capable of adjustment but not of manipulation, for preserving lateral balance in an aeroplane or flying machine.
  2. The exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; one of the limits that bound a solid, esp. the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.
  3. Hence, outward or external appearance.
  4. A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.
  5. That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
  6. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
  7. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.

Surface Quotations

Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
Amanda Peet

People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by human behavior, by what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
Johnny Depp

When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.
James A. Forbes

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.
John Dyer

You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what's wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever's in them rises to the surface in free play.
Erik Erikson
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Surface Translations

surface in Danish is overflade, top
surface in Dutch is oppervlakte, oppervlak
surface in French is superficie, surface
surface in Italian is superficie, superficie
surface in Latin is superficies
surface in Spanish is sobrefaz, superficie, plana
surface in Swedish is yta