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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

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

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
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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

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