from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The outer surface of an area or a body.
- n. External appearance or aspect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A two-dimensional magnitude that has length and breadth; especially such a surface that forms the boundary of a solid
- n. The area of a two-dimensional surface.
- n. The visible, external surface of a body
- n. The 'surface' (of something immaterial, esp. of the mind or soul)
- n. A building intimately associated with the land on which it is built
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The surface; the exterior part, superficial area, or face of a thing.
- n. Everything on the surface of a piece of ground, or of a building, so closely connected by art or nature as to constitute a part of it, as houses, or other superstructures, fences, trees, vines, etc.
- n. A real right consisting of a grant by a landed proprietor of a piece of ground, bearing a strong resemblance to the long building leases granted by landholders in England, in consideration of a rent, and under reservation of the ownership of the soil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boundary between two bodies; a surface.
- n. In civil law, the right which one person might have over a building or other thing in or upon the surface of the land of another person. Also used for such thing itself, if so united with the land as to form a part of it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance
- n. outer surface of an area or a body
Latin superficiēs : super-, super- + faciēs, face; see face.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)