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surf

 (sûrf)
n.
The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or reef.
v. surfed, surf·ing, surfs
v.intr.
1. To engage in surfing.
2. Informal To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the internet or television channels.
v.tr.
1.
a. To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.
b. To engage in surfing at: had never surfed Malibu Beach.
2. Informal To browse (the internet or television channels, for example).

[Origin unknown.]

surf′er n.
surf′y adj.

surf

(sɜːf)
n
1. (Physical Geography) waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
2. (Physical Geography) foam caused by the breaking of waves
vb
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to take part in surfing
4. (Computer Science) computing (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
5. to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)
6.
a. informal to be carried on top of something: that guy's surfing the audience.
b. (in combination): trainsurfing.
[C17: probably variant of sough1]
ˈsurfable adj
ˈsurfˌlike adj

surf

(sɜrf)

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.
v.i.
3. 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.
v.t.
7. to ride a surfboard on.
8. to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
[1675–85; earlier suff; of uncertain orig.]
surf′a•ble, adj.
surf′er, n.

surf


Past participle: surfed
Gerund: surfing

Imperative
surf
surf
Present
I surf
you surf
he/she/it surfs
we surf
you surf
they surf
Preterite
I surfed
you surfed
he/she/it surfed
we surfed
you surfed
they surfed
Present Continuous
I am surfing
you are surfing
he/she/it is surfing
we are surfing
you are surfing
they are surfing
Present Perfect
I have surfed
you have surfed
he/she/it has surfed
we have surfed
you have surfed
they have surfed
Past Continuous
I was surfing
you were surfing
he/she/it was surfing
we were surfing
you were surfing
they were surfing
Past Perfect
I had surfed
you had surfed
he/she/it had surfed
we had surfed
you had surfed
they had surfed
Future
I will surf
you will surf
he/she/it will surf
we will surf
you will surf
they will surf
Future Perfect
I will have surfed
you will have surfed
he/she/it will have surfed
we will have surfed
you will have surfed
they will have surfed
Future Continuous
I will be surfing
you will be surfing
he/she/it will be surfing
we will be surfing
you will be surfing
they will be surfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been surfing
you have been surfing
he/she/it has been surfing
we have been surfing
you have been surfing
they have been surfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been surfing
you will have been surfing
he/she/it will have been surfing
we will have been surfing
you will have been surfing
they will have been surfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been surfing
you had been surfing
he/she/it had been surfing
we had been surfing
you had been surfing
they had been surfing
Conditional
I would surf
you would surf
he/she/it would surf
we would surf
you would surf
they would surf
Past Conditional
I would have surfed
you would have surfed
he/she/it would have surfed
we would have surfed
you would have surfed
they would have surfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surf - waves breaking on the shoresurf - waves breaking on the shore    
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Verb1.surf - ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard; "Californians love to surf"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
glide - move smoothly and effortlessly
windsurf - ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water; "You cannot windsurf when the air is completely still"
2.surf - look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
browse, shop - shop around; not necessarily buying; "I don't need help, I'm just browsing"
3.surf - switch channels, on television
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
Translations
زَبَد الأمواجزَبَدُ الأَمْوَاجيَتَجَوَّل في الإنترنِتيَتَزَلَّج على المَوجيَرْكَبُ الأَمْوَاج
surfovatpěnapěnící příboj
surfebrændingskum
surffatatyrsky
surfanjesurfati
szörföziktajtékzó parti hullám
brim
サーフィンをする打ち寄せる波
밀려오는 파도파도타기를 하다
banglenčių sportasbanglentėbanglentininkasbangų mūšanaršymas po internetą
banganodarboties ar serfinguserfotserfot pa Internetuviļņu putas
surfovať na Internete
deskatimorska pena
bränningarsurfa
เล่นกระดานโต้คลื่นคลื่นที่ซัดฝั่ง
sörf yapmakdalga köpüğügezinmekköpüksörf
bọt sónglướt sóng

surf

[sɜːf]
A. N (= waves) → olas fpl, rompientes mpl; (= foam) → espuma f; (= swell) → oleaje m; (= current) → resaca f
B. VIhacer surf
C. VT
1. (lit) → hacer surf en
2. (Internet) to surf the Netnavegar por Internet

surf

[ˈsɜːrf]
n [sea] → vagues fpl
vi
(SPORT)surfer
to go surfing → faire du surf
vt
(SPORT) [+ waves] → surfer
to surf the Net → surfer sur le Net
to surf the Internet → surfer sur Internet

surf

nBrandung f
visurfen
vt to surf the wavessurfen, wellenreiten; to surf the Net (inf)im Netz or (Inter)net surfen (inf)

surf

[sɜːf] n (waves) → cavalloni mpl; (foam) → spuma

surf

(səːf) noun
the foam made as waves break on rocks or on the shore. The children were playing in the white surf.
verb
1. to ride on a surfboard as a sport.
2. to look for interesting sites on the Internet.
surfer noun
ˈsurfing noun
(also ˈsurf-riding).
1. the sport of riding on a surfboard.
2. looking for interesting sites on the Internet.
ˈsurfboard noun
a board on which a bather rides towards shore on the surf.

surf

زَبَدُ الأَمْوَاج, يَرْكَبُ الأَمْوَاج pěna, surfovat brænding, surfe Brandung, surfen αφρός κύματος, σερφάρω hacer surf, oleaje surffata, tyrsky ressac, surfer surfanje, surfati praticare il surf, spuma delle onde サーフィンをする, 打ち寄せる波 밀려오는 파도, 파도타기를 하다 branding, surfen brenning, surfe fale przyboju, uprawiać surfing arrebentação, rebentação, surfar заниматься серфингом, пена прибоя bränningar, surfa เล่นกระดานโต้คลื่น, คลื่นที่ซัดฝั่ง köpük, sörf yapmak bọt sóng, lướt sóng 冲浪, 海浪
References in classic literature ?
I thought the surf at the Cliff House was wonderful, but it gave no idea of this.
Again I turned my face to leeward, and again I saw the jutting promontory, black and high and naked, the raging surf that broke about its base and beat its front high up with spouting fountains, the black and forbidden coast-line running toward the south-east and fringed with a tremendous scarf of white.
Below at the ship's side half a dozen surf boats were waiting, manned by Kru boys, who alone seemed perfectly comfortable, and cheerful as usual.
We proceeded onwards, and never shall I forget the ecstasy I felt when I first heard the roar of the surf breaking upon the beach.
Late the following morning the lookout announced that he could discern surf about a mile ahead; and as we approached, we all saw the line of breakers broken by a long sweep of rolling surf upon a narrow beach.
Perhaps it was this--perhaps it was the look of the island, with its grey, melancholy woods, and wild stone spires, and the surf that we could both see and hear foaming and thundering on the steep beach--at least, although the sun shone bright and hot, and the shore birds were fishing and crying all around us, and you would have thought anyone would have been glad to get to land after being so long at sea, my heart sank, as the saying is, into my boots; and from the first look onward, I hated the very thought of Treasure Island.
Every now and then she looked over her shoulder at that thin line of white surf which they were all the time approaching.
The waif-pole was thrust upright into the dead whale's spout-hole; and the lantern hanging from its top, cast a troubled flickering glare upon the black, glossy back, and far out upon the midnight waves, which gently chafed the whale's broad flank, like soft surf upon a beach.
Were one to bump into a Bengal tiger in the ravine behind the Bimini Baths, one could be no more surprised than was I to see a perfectly good quart thermos bottle turning and twisting in the surf of Cape Farewell at the southern extremity of Greenland.
The voice of the surf heard now and then was a positive pleasure, like the speech of a brother.
The surf, however, broke with such violence along the shore that they could find no landing place.
It was far too dark to distinguish whether they had approached close to the mouth of the Ugambi or not, so Tarzan ran in through the surf at the closest point to await the dawn.