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Synonyms

surface

noun

the top layer or outside part of something

cover

noun

something that you put over something else in order to hide it, protect it, or close it

layer

noun

an amount or sheet of a substance that covers a surface or that lies between two things or two other substances

plate

noun

a piece of metal or a hard substance used for covering or protecting something

skin

noun

the thin outer layer of a sausage

plate

noun

a piece of metal used for covering something, or for joining two parts of something together

skin

noun

a thin layer that forms on top of a liquid such as milk or soup when it becomes cold after being hot

paint

noun

dried paint on wood or another surface

blanket

noun

a thick layer of something, for example snow or cloud, that completely covers an area

membrane

noun

a very thin layer that covers something

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accretion

noun

science a layer of a substance that gradually forms on a rock or area of land, making it bigger

a lick of something

a layer of something such as paint that you put on something to make it look better

bloom

noun

a very thin white layer that forms on the surface of some fruits and plants

carpet

noun

literary a layer of something soft covering the ground

casing

noun

a layer of a substance that is used for covering something

cloak

noun

mainly literary something that covers or hides something else

coating

noun

a thin layer that covers something

cocoon

noun

literary a cover that keeps someone safe or warm

covering

noun

something that covers something else

crust

noun

a hard layer of a substance covering a softer substance or a liquid

cushion

noun

a layer that separates two objects and prevents one from hitting or touching the other

deposit

noun

a layer of a substance that gradually forms on or inside something

ferrule

noun

a piece of metal or rubber fixed to the end of a stick or post to prevent it from being damaged

film

noun

a very thin layer of something that forms on a surface

gilt

noun

a thin layer of gold or something like gold, used for decorating objects

gloss

noun

the shiny surface of something such as paper, paint, or a photograph

liner

noun

something that you use inside another thing to keep it clean or to protect it

lining

noun

something put on the inside of another thing to keep it clean or to protect it

mantle

noun

mainly literary something that covers, hides, or surrounds something else

meniscus

noun

the curved surface of a liquid in a tube as a result of surface tension. It is usually concave (=curved inwards) if the liquid is pulled towards the sides of the container, and convex (=curved outwards) if it is not.

overlay

noun

a thin layer of a substance that has been applied to a surface, especially for decoration

padding

noun

a thick soft substance used in clothing, furniture etc to make it more comfortable, give it an attractive shape, or add a layer of protection

patina

noun

a green layer that forms naturally on some metals, especially copper, over a period of time

patina

noun

a thin layer of something such as dirt that covers an object or a surface

plate

noun

a thin layer of silver or gold that covers a less valuable metal to improve its appearance

plating

noun

a thin layer of metal, especially silver or gold, that covers a metal object

sediment

noun

a layer of a substance that forms at the bottom of a liquid

sheathing

noun

a hard substance that covers and protects something

shroud

noun

mainly literary something that covers or hides something

skin

noun

the outer layer of something, for example a plane or boat

substrate

noun

biology the material that a plant or an animal that does not move much feeds on or uses as support

substratum

noun

a layer of something that is below another layer, especially in the ground

tarp

noun

mainly American a tarpaulin

tarpaulin

noun

a large piece of thick plastic or other material that you put over something to protect it from rain

thickness

noun

a layer of something

tier

noun

one of several rows or layers of something with each one at a different height

veil

noun

a layer of something such as rain that prevents you from seeing very far

veneer

noun

a thin layer of wood or plastic that covers something made of a cheap material and improves its appearance

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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