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(Entry 1 of 3)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of surface (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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2 to penetrate the surface (as of water) from below
  • a submarine surfaced on the starboard side of the aircraft carrier

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Synonyms & Antonyms of surface (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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The first known use of surface was circa 1600

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“Surface.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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