Webster 1913 Edition
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;
surfaceof the earth; the
surfaceof a diamond; the
surfaceof the body
surfaceof this ethereous mold.
Hence, outward or external appearance.
Vain and weak understandings, which penetrate no deeper than the
A magnitude that has length and breadth without thickness; superficies;
as, a plane.
surface; a spherical
That part of the side which is terminated by the flank prolonged, and the angle of the nearest bastion.
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.–
the larva of the great yellow underwing moth (–
Triphoena pronuba). It is often destructive to the roots of grasses and other plants.
a plate having an accurately dressed flat surface, used as a standard of flatness by which to test other surfaces.–
printing from a surface in relief, as from type, in distinction from plate printing, in which the ink is contained in engraved lines.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition