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surf

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noun \ˈsərf\

Simple Definition of surf

  • : large waves that fall on the shore and the white foam and sound that they produce

Full Definition of surf

  1. 1 :  the swell of the sea that breaks upon the shore

  2. 2 :  the foam, splash, and sound of breaking waves

Examples of surf

  1. We could hear the roar of the surf.

  2. <beachgoers romping in the swirling surf>



Origin of surf

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1685

Other Oceanography Terms

Rhymes with surf


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surf

verb

Simple Definition of surf

  • : to ride on ocean waves using a special board (called a surfboard)

  • : to look for information or other interesting things on the Internet

Full Definition of surf

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to ride the surf (as on a surfboard)

    2. 2 :  to scan a wide range of offerings for something of interest

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to scan the offerings of (as television or the Internet) for something of interest

    surf·er noun

    Examples of surf

    1. He learned to surf when he was living in California.



    1917

    First Known Use of surf

    1917



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