the outer part of an object, especially when considered with regard to its roughness or smoothness
the top of a body of liquid
the part that is easily seen, not the main (hidden) part
"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"
"the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
"they skimmed over the surface of the water"
"a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"
"the sun has no distinct surface"
"earthquakes originate far below the surface"
"three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
"it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
"all the reports were out in the open"
"the facts had been brought to the surface"
"surface materials of the moon"
"coat the cake with chocolate"
"She turned up at the funeral"
"I hope the list key is going to surface again"
The gold..was lying there on the surface of the ground.
出自： A. Moorehead
Poor roadssbad surfaces, dangerous bends.
Gazing out..at the bay, its surface webbed with light.
出自： D. Profumo
I surfaced..hard and softwoods at differing depths of cut.
Roads..were usually surfaced with cobblestones.
出自： M. Meyer
误 His cleverness is only on surface.
正 His cleverness is only on the surface.
析 on the surface用作表语,作“表面上”或“外表上”解,是习惯用法,其中定冠词the不能省略。