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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

surfsɜrf(n.)

  1. the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.

  2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, esp. a shallow or sloping shore.

  3. (v.i.)to ride a surfboard.

  4. to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.

  5. to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.

  6. to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (v.t.)to ride a surfboard on.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of surf:

1675–85; earlier suff; of uncert. orig.

surf′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surf, breaker, breakers(verb)

    waves breaking on the shore

  2. surfboard, surf(verb)

    ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

    "Californians love to surf"

  3. browse, surf(verb)

    look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

    "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"

  4. surf, channel-surf(verb)

    switch channels, on television

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. surf(verb)ɜrf

    to stand on a surfboard and move along on a wave

    I just learned to surf last summer.

  2. surfɜrf

    to look at different websites on the Internet or different channels on TV

    to surf the Net

  3. surf(noun)ɜrf

    waves as they fall toward the land

    kids playing in the surf

Wiktionary

  1. surf(Noun)

    Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.

  2. surf(Noun)

    The bottom of a drain.

  3. surf(Verb)

    To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.

  4. surf(Verb)

    To browse the Internet.

  5. Origin: Maybe suffe, of uncertain origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surf(noun)

    the swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach

  2. Surf(noun)

    the bottom of a drain

Freebase

  1. Surf

    Surf is the name of a brand of laundry detergent made by Unilever and sold in the India, Ireland, South Africa and many other countries. In the United States the Surf product line is owned by Sun Products. The brand Omo was used when it was introduced in Australia and New Zealand but in Australia, Surf as well as Omo are sold and they are both top- selling laundry detergents in Australia. Surf was introduced in 1959 after Rinso, formerly Lever's best selling detergent brand, had declined in both sales and market share. Formulations of the detergent and the market segment targeted vary by region; in some countries Unilever also markets Persil detergent.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. surf

    [from the ‘surf’ idiom for rapidly flipping TV channels] To traverse the Internet in search of interesting stuff, used esp. if one is doing so with a World Wide Web browser. It is also common to speak of surfing in to a particular resource.Hackers adopted this term early, but many have stopped using it since it went completely mainstream around 1995. The passive, couch-potato connotations that go with TV channel surfing were never pleasant, and hearing non-hackers wax enthusiastic about “surfing the net” tends to make hackers feel a bit as though their home is being overrun by ignorami.


Translations for SURF

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

surf(verb)

to ride on a surfboard as a sport.

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