Crossword clues for surface
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Surface \Sur"face\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surfaced; p. pr. & vb. n. Surfacing.]
To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.
Surface \Sur"face\, v. i.
To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries.
To become known or public; -- said of information.
To show up, as a person who was in hiding; as, he absconded with the payroll and surfaced in Argentina.
Surface \Sur"face`\, n. [F. See Sur-, and Face, and cf. Superficial.]
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.
The bright surface of this ethereous mold.
Hence, outward or external appearance.
Vain and weak understandings, which penetrate no deeper than the surface.
(Geom.) A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies; as, a plane surface; a spherical surface.
(Fort.) That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
Caustic surface, Heating surface, etc. See under Caustic, Heating, etc.
Surface condensation, Surface condenser. See under Condensation, and Condenser.
Surface gauge (Mach.), an instrument consisting of a standard having a flat base and carrying an adjustable pointer, for gauging the evenness of a surface or its height, or for marking a line parallel with a surface.
Surface grub (Zo["o]l.), the larva of the great yellow underwing moth ( Triph[oe]na pronuba). It is often destructive to the roots of grasses and other plants.
Surface plate (Mach.), a plate having an accurately dressed flat surface, used as a standard of flatness by which to test other surfaces.
Surface printing, printing from a surface in relief, as from type, in distinction from plate printing, in which the ink is contained in engraved lines.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"come to the surface," 1898, from surface (n.). Earlier it meant "bring to the surface" (1885), and "to give something a (polished) surface" (1778). Related: Surfaced; surfacing.
n. The overside or up-side of a flat object such as a table, or of a liquid. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To provide something with a surface. 2 (context transitive English) To apply a surface to something. 3 (context intransitive English) To rise to the surface. 4 (context intransitive English) To come out of hiding. 5 (context intransitive English) For information or facts to become known. 6 (context intransitive English) To work a mine near the surface. 7 (context intransitive English) To appear or be found.
n. 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"
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"
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" [syn: Earth's surface]
a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface" [syn: open]
put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate" [syn: coat]
In topology and differential geometry, a surface is a two-dimensional manifold, and, as such, may be an "abstract surface" not embedded in any Euclidean space. For example, the Klein bottle is a surface, which cannot be represented in the three-dimensional Euclidean space without introducing self-intersections (it cannot be embedded in the three dimensional Euclidean space).
A surface is a geometric shape, which looks like a curved plane.
Surface may also refer to:
Surface is an American science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on September 19, 2005. The program aired ten episodes before going on hiatus on November 28, 2005 due to NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It returned for five more episodes, beginning January 2, 2006. On May 15, 2006, NBC officially announced the series' cancellation.
Surface was an American music group, active from 1983 to 1994, and best known for its #1 pop and R&B hit " The First Time".
In mathematics, a surface is a generalization of a plane which needs not be flat, that is, the curvature is not necessarily zero. This is analogous to a curve generalizing a straight line. There are several more precise definitions, depending on the context and the mathematical tools that are used for the study.
Surface magazine is an American publication covering design, architecture, fashion, culture and travel. A branch of Surface Media, the magazine is published 10 times a year. Surface focuses on how design intersects and impacts society and culture at large, and emphasizes quality, originality, and crafstmanship. Marc Lotenberg is the CEO and Spencer Bailey is the Editor-in-Chief.
Surface is the seventh album by the Finnish experimental rock band Circle, led by bass guitarist Jussi Lehtisalo. It is a live recording, split with the Japanese band Marble Sheep, released by Metamorphos/Captain Trip in 1998.
Surface is the debut self-titled studio release from the popular late-eighties soul trio. Three years after releasing the heavenly midtempo boogie track " Falling in Love" on Salsoul, Surface released their first album self-produced and released in 1986 on Columbia Records. The album peacked number 11 at Billboard "R&B albums" chart and number 55 at Billboard Top 200 albums chart. At the same time hit single " Happy" peaked number 2 at Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. The other song, "Lately" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard singles chart.
The first-generation Surface (launched as Surface with Windows RT, later marketed as Surface RT) is a hybrid tablet computer, that was developed and manufactured by Microsoft. Announced on June 18, 2012, it was released on October 26, 2012, and was the first ever personal computer designed in-house by Microsoft.
Positioned as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad line, Surface included several notable features, including a folding kickstand, which allows the tablet to stand at some angles, and the ability to attach optional protective covers that incorporate keyboards. Surface served as the launch device for Windows RT, a variation of Windows 8 that was designed for devices based on ARM architecture. Windows RT contains notable differences and limitations compared to Windows 8, including several removed features, being bundled with a special edition of Microsoft Office 2013Home & Student, and, besides software included with the operating system, being incompatible with desktop software that runs on Windows 8 for personal computers and tablets with Intel compatible processors. Windows RT can only run Metro-style apps obtained from Windows Store. However visually resembling Surface Pro 2-in-1 detachable, Surface is not considered a 2-in-1 PC, being in fact a variant of a hybrid tablet.
Surface was met with mixed reviews. Although praised for its hardware design, accessories, and aspects of its operating system, criticism was directed towards the performance of the device, as well as the limitations of the Windows RT operating system and its application ecosystem. Sales of the Surface were poor, with Microsoft cutting its price worldwide and taking a US$990 million loss in July 2013 as a result. It was succeeded by the Surface 2 in 2013, which comes with the newer RT 8.1 OS. The original Surface has also since received this update, and support for it and the Surface 2 will end in 2023.
Usage examples of "surface".
In an atmosphere, every surface accreted a thin layer of water vapor and oxides that reduced drag.
The dust thus blown, from a desert region may, when it attains a country covered with vegetation, gradually accumulate on its surface, forming very thick deposits.
Only the showers, which accumulate a deep layer, are apt to be retained on the surface of the country.
As the particles which the creatures devour are rather small, the tendency is to accumulate the finer portions of the soil near the surface of the earth, where by solution they may contribute to the needs of the lowly plants.
After a thorough cleansing of the vaginal surfaces of mucus, by means of the warm or hot water, it is sometimes advisable to inject remedial fluids.
Genar-Hofoen had the suit appear milkily silver to an Affronter over most of its surface while keeping the hands and head transparent.
Momnets later, everyone still in the basket recognized the sensation as their craft ran aground on an oozy surface.
An allele that might not have come to the surface for years had Woytowich not been so keen on bestowing super-stimulated intelligence on her.
U-boats and light surface vessels tried to attack, though with little success, but sea mines, which were mostly laid by aircraft, took a serious toll of Allied shipping and delayed our build-up.
The surface seems to be some allotropic form of carbon, something like fuller-enes.
Pierrelatte, that enormous block of stone which overhangs the place where they dwell, a reef which rises from the surface of the ancient sea of alluvium, compared with these blocks of uprooted granite which lie upon the hillsides here?
Repetitive touching of the body surface results in a decrease in the amplitude and probability of withdrawal of the gill and siphon, a decrease which can persist for weeks.
He began to take little drops of glass from the furnace on the end of a thin iron, and he drew them out into thick threads and heated them again and laid them on the body of the ampulla, twisting and turning each bit till he had no more, and forming a regular raised design on the surface.
Darker green and flecks of gold had been fused into twelve vaguely zodiacal shapes, placed annular on the surface of the bubble to represent the iris and also the face of the watch.
The circular annulus on which the cut face of the donut half sits, as measured by Cst, represents the lunar surface where the shield intersects the ground.