Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or reef.
  • intransitive verb To engage in surfing.
  • intransitive verb Informal To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the Internet or television channels.
  • intransitive verb To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.
  • intransitive verb To engage in surfing at.
  • intransitive verb Informal To browse (the Internet or television channels, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, or upon banks or rocks.
  • noun Synonyms See wave.
  • noun The bottom or conduit of a drain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a ploverlike bird of the genus Aphriza, allied to the turnstone.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large clam living on the open coast, especially Mactra solidissima (syn. Spisula solidissima). See Mactra.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any one of several species of sea ducks of the genus Oidemia, especially Oidemia percpicillata; -- called also surf scoter. See the Note under Scoter.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of California embiotocoid fishes. See Embiotocoid.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Smelt.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See under Whiting.
  • noun Prov. Eng. The bottom of a drain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.
  • noun UK, dialect The bottom of a drain.
  • verb To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.
  • verb To browse the Internet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
  • verb look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
  • noun waves breaking on the shore
  • verb switch channels, on television

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Maybe suffe, of uncertain origin.

Examples

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  • The ambiance of the sun and pounding surf is the spice, which draws, and what it brings, certainly brought us.

    "Best" Beach

  • The ambiance of the sun and pounding surf is the spice, which draws, and what it brings, certainly brought us.

    "Best" Beach

  • The ambiance of the sun and pounding surf is the spice, which draws, and what it brings, certainly brought us.

    "Best" Beach

  • The ambiance of the sun and pounding surf is the spice, which draws, and what it brings, certainly brought us.

    "Best" Beach

  • The ambiance of the sun and pounding surf is the spice, which draws, and what it brings, certainly brought us.

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  • These two continued like this for the rest of the episode and it all seemed like a lot of immature disses in surf speak.

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  • Its now buried in a storage room with all my surf plugs weights, leaders, ect. as surf is not very common around Illinois, although it comes out now and then for Kings in lake Michigan or carp.

    What is you're surf rod?

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