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surface

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of surface

  1. lying on or affecting only the outer layer of something <a surface stain on the wood that can easily be removed with a mild detergent> Synonyms skin-deep, superficialRelated Words depthless, shallow, shoal; two-dimensional; externalNear Antonyms deep, deep-seated


surface

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of surface

  1. an outer part or layer <the surface of just about everything in the kitchen was covered with soot after we put the grease fire out> Synonyms face, outside, shell, skin, exterior, veneerRelated Words facade (also façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, showAntonyms inside, interior


surface

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of surface

  1. 1 to come to one's attention especially gradually or unexpectedly <no information regarding the stolen car has surfaced since the police found it abandoned on a country road> Synonyms come up, crop (up), emerge, materialize, spring (up), ariseRelated Words appear, come out, show up, turn up; chance, come, come about, fall out, go (on), go off, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire; interfere, interpose, intervene, intrude

  2. 2 to penetrate the surface (as of water) from below <a submarine surfaced on the starboard side of the aircraft carrier> Synonyms break, broachRelated Words emerge, riseNear Antonyms dive, drop, drown, founder, plunge, sink, submerge, submerse


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