Part of speech: adjective
Definition: above the surface of the ground
Part of speech: noun
Definition: The up-side of a flat object such as a table.The outside hull of a tangible object.The locus of an equation (especially one with exactly two degrees of freedom) in a more-than-two-dimensional space.
Part of speech: verb
Definition: To provide something with a surface.To apply a surface to something.To rise to the surface.To come out of hiding.For information or facts to become known.To work a mine near the surface.
Example sentence: When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.