WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
surf /sɝf/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. the swell of the waves of the sea that breaks upon a shore:rough surf during the hurricane.

v. [no object]
  • to go surfing.
  • surf•er, n. [countable]


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    surf /sɜːf/ n
    1. waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
    2. foam caused by the breaking of waves
    vb
    1. (intransitive) to take part in surfing
    2. (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
    3. to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)
    4. informal to be carried on top of something
    Etymology: 17th Century: probably variant of sough1



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