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a smooth/rough/hard surface
Road surfaces are slick from the icy rain.
Wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
Papers and books covered the surface of the desk.
All counter surfaces in the kitchen should be carefully cleaned.
Underneath his cool surface was a growing sense of insecurity.
Hostility lies beneath the surface of calm in the region.
On the surface, they looked like a happily married couple.
This is the American English definition of surface. View British English definition of surface.