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SURF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surf mean? 

SURF (noun)
  The noun SURF has 1 sense:

1. waves breaking on the shore

  Familiarity information: SURF used as a noun is very rare.


SURF (verb)
  The verb SURF has 3 senses:

1. ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
2. look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
3. switch channels, on television

  Familiarity information: SURF used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURF (noun)


Sense 1surf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Waves breaking on the shore

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

breakers; surf; breaker

Hypernyms ("surf" is a kind of...):

moving ridge; wave (one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water))


SURF (verb)


Sense 1surf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

surf; surfboard

Context example:

Californians love to surf

Hypernyms (to "surf" is one way to...):

glide (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "surf"):

windsurf (ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2surf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

surf; browse

Context examples:

browse a computer directory / surf the internet or the world wide web

Hypernyms (to "surf" is one way to...):

look for; search; seek (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3surf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Switch channels, on television

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

channel-surf; surf

Hypernyms (to "surf" is one way to...):

change; shift; switch (lay aside, abandon, or leave for another)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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