surf, breaker, breakers(verb)
waves breaking on the shore
ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
"Californians love to surf"
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
"browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
switch channels, on television
Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.
The bottom of a drain.
To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.
To browse the Internet.
Origin: Maybe suffe, of uncertain origin.
the swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach
the bottom of a drain
Origin: [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
surf, n. the foam made by the dashing of waves.—ns. Surf′-bird, a plover-like bird found on the Pacific coasts of North and South America, akin to sandpipers and turnstones, and sometimes called Boreal sandpiper and Plover-billed turnstone; Surf′-duck, the scoter (q.v.); Surf′man, one skilful in handling boats in surf.—adj. Surf′y. [Skeat explains the r as intrusive, and suggests that suffe is the same as 'sough of the sea,' M. E. swough, swoughen, swowen—A.S. swógan, to make a rushing sound.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
The numerical value of SURF in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of SURF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People wouldn't believe that in the Mediterranean there is a lot of surf.
A couple of years ago they got surf boards for Christmas. Maybe this year it'll be hiking boots.
I'm deathly afraid of sharks and I love to surf, i needed a greater level of comfort in the water.
We have been surfing for 20 years and we did not lose any chance to surf, this sport runs in our blood.
We were up and down, over and around on sandbars, it turned sideways in the surf, and it dawned on me what it was.
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- brig y don, syrffio, ewyn môr, ewyn y don, beistonnaWelsh
- Brandung, surfen, wellenreitenGerman
- ondorajdi, retumiEsperanto
- surfear, oleaje, mareaSpanish
- surffata, surffi, lainelautaillaFinnish
- surfer, brisantsFrench
- navigare, surfare, frangenti, fare surfItalian
- rosya, mordardh, mordardhaCornish
- auheke, whakaretireti, eke ngaru, whakahekeheke ngaru, whakahekeheke, karekare, whakaheke ngaruMāori
- bitaaʼ dilkʼąąsNavajo, Navaho
- surfar, navegarPortuguese
- прибой, заниматься сёрфингомRussian
- sörf yapmakTurkish
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