1 ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard; "Californians love to surf"
2 look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web" [syn: browse]
3 switch channels, on television [syn: channel-surf]
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)f
EtymologyMaybe suffe, of uncertain origin.
waves that break
- German: Brandung
to ride a wave
- German: wellenreiten
- Italian: surfare
to browse the Internet
- Dutch: surfen
- German: surfen
- Italian: navigare
- surfer noun
- surfboard noun
Surf may refer to:
- An ocean surface wave as it breaks in shallow water or upon the shore.
- Surfing, a surfboard-based water-sport
- Surf culture, the culture surrounding the sport of surfing
- Surf music
- Surf (detergent)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
- Atlantic City Surf Professional Baseball Club
- Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps.
- "Surfing the Web", i.e. exploring the World Wide Web
- SURF "Speeded Up Robust Features", a computer vision algorithm
surf in French: Surf (homonymie)
billow, bore, breakers, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, collar, comb, comber, dirty water, eagre, foam, froth, gravity wave, ground swell, head, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, lather, lift, lop, meringue, mousse, offscum, peak, popple, puff, riffle, ripple, rise, roll, roller, rough water, scend, scud, scum, sea, sea foam, send, soapsuds, souffle, spindrift, spoondrift, spray, spume, stinging, suds, surge, swell, tidal bore, tidal wave, tide wave, trough, tsunami, undulation, water wave, wave, wavelet, white horses, white water, whitecaps