The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of surface

surface

verb - transitive

  • in a computing user interface, to present something to the user. Often used in reference to settings.
    We should really surface the 'turn off all email notices' setting in the user profile.

    Last edited on Nov 21 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 21 2011.

  • to present openly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from Complete Idiot's Guide to A Career in Computer Programming, Jesse Liberty, 1999 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 30 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 30 2011.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'computer slang':

Definitions include: acronym for "sorry, could not resist".
Definitions include: software that does bad things.
Definitions include: a computer whose security has been compromised, and is then used to perform computer misdeeds, such as sending spam or performing denial-of-service attacks.
Definitions include: before.
Definitions include: pejorative name for Microsoft Windows.
Definitions include: zapping someone is cussing them out.
Definitions include: acronym for "thank you so much".
Definitions include: "Internet BFF", i.e. "Internet Best Friend(s) Forever".
Definitions include: "later gator".
Definitions include: the internal portions of some system.
Definitions include: to skip a pre-arranged meeting, especially a date.
Definitions include: acronym for "talk to the hand".
Definitions include: the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.
Definitions include: a chronologically-ordered collection of articles, posted to the world-wide web, about any topic.
Definitions include: the accepted etiquette on the internet.

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: acronym for "double vaginal, double anal".
Definitions include: very thin due to their cocaine usage.
Definitions include: herpes.
Definitions include: under control.
Definitions include: noun, to be hit upside the head when not thinking clearly, to "knock the dust off your brain."
Definitions include: to engage in coitus.
Definitions include: a girlfriend.
Definitions include: an alcoholic.
Definitions include: sleep.
Definitions include: an unkind person; "jerk"; "asshole".

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(2)  
No longer use it(0)  
Heard it but never used it(1)  
Have never heard it(9)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 3 votes: 49%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/surface">surface</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/surface surface]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.