Pronunciation Noun


  1. Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      […] perhaps it was the look of the island, with its gray, melancholy woods, and wild stone spires, and the surf that we could both see and hear foaming and thundering on the steep beach […]
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
      'But when the surf fell enough for the boats to get ashore, and Greening held a lantern for me to jump down into the passage, after we had got the side out of the tomb, the first thing the light fell on at the bottom was a white face turned skyward.
  2. An instance or session of riding a surfboard in the surf.
    We went of a surf this morning.
  3. (UK, dialect) The bottom of a drain.
Translations Verb

surf (surfs, present participle surfing; past and past participle surfed)

  1. To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.
  2. (ambitransitive) To browse the Internet, television, etc.
  • French: surfer
  • German: wellenreiten, surfen
  • Italian: surfare, fare surf
  • Portuguese: surfar
  • Russian: занима́ться сёрфингом
  • Spanish: surfear

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