surface

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
surface

Plural
surfaces

  1. The surface of an object is the outside of the thing.
    The surface of the earth is very large.
  2. The surface of a liquid is the top of it.
    The surface of the lake was smooth.

Verb[change]

Plain form
surface

Third-person singular
surfaces

Past tense
surfaced

Past participle
surfaced

Present participle
surfacing

  1. (intransitive) When a thing surfaces, it comes to the top of liquid.
    The fish surfaced to get food.