the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.
the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, especially a shallow or sloping shore.
verb (used without object)
to ride a surfboard.
to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
verb (used with object)
to ride a surfboard on:
We surfed every big wave in sight.
to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
foam caused by the breaking of waves
(intransitive) to take part in surfing
(computing) (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)
(informal) to be carried on top of something: that guy’s surfing the audience
(in combination): trainsurfing
The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or a reef.
noun 1. the outer face, outside, or exterior boundary of a thing; outermost or uppermost layer or area. 2. any face of a body or thing: the six surfaces of a cube. 3. extent or area of outer face; superficial area. 4. the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature: to look below […]
adjective 1. (of a substance, esp a detergent) capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid, usually water See also surfactant surface-active adj. Of, relating to, or being a substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved. Used especially of detergents.
- Surface-active agent
[sur-fis-ak-tiv] /ˈsɜr fɪsˌæk tɪv/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any substance that when dissolved in water or an aqueous solution reduces its surface tension or the interfacial tension between it and another liquid.
- Surface analgesia
surface analgesia n. See topical anesthesia.