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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The swell and foam of the sea, which breaks upon the shore, or any rock lying near the surface. The most violent surfs are those which break upon a flat shore, as on the Coromandel and African coasts.
The numerical value of SURF in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of SURF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of SURF in a Sentence
You can see the ocean from the window and walk straight to surf, we are promoting the lifestyle that we’re trying to build.
Doug Bradley was loved by all that knew him, he was always positive, loved to surf, and had helped to turn around the City of Imperial Beach’s financial management as well as restructure city administration to make it more efficient and resident-friendly.
To be honest, I'm rethinking taking my kids to the beach. this year, it's too risky, a couple of years ago they got surf boards for Christmas. Maybe this year it'll be hiking boots.
We have been surfing for 20 years and we did not lose any chance to surf, this sport runs in our blood.
There's a general feeling that the art market in general is very strong, and we believe we can surf that wave, if you wish.
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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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