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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Definition of surface them

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 "love you lots".
Definitions include: to kill or seriously damage.
Definitions include: "about".
Definitions include: "what do you think".
Definitions include: acronym for "real life".
Definitions include: A synonym of "swap in".
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "thanks".
Definitions include: a method of accomplishing something that is otherwise prevented due to a bug.
Definitions include: to "text" - i.e. send a text message.
Definitions include: to overwhelm a web site with massive amounts of traffic due to Slashdot linking to it.
Definitions include: acronym for "not safe for work".
Definitions include: a type of shareware that only requires users to send a postcard to the author in order to purchase it.
Definitions include: used for commentary on something that has been overstated.
Definitions include: "ta-ta for now", i.e. "goodbye for now."
Definitions include: acronym for "laughing my rear off" or "laughing my rump off".

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: having smoked so much marijuana that a person is slow, dumb, or act like they are under the influence when they aren't.
Definitions include: to receive oral sex.
Definitions include: exceedingly interested in.
Definitions include: to trim or shape one's "kitchen" (the hair on the back of the neck.)
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: surf board, specially shaped laminated board used for surfing
Definitions include: semen.
Definitions include: menstrual period.
Definitions include: alcohol.
Definitions include: alternate spelling of "'cept" ("except").

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-them">surface them</a>

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

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

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