Surf n. The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach.
Surf bird Zool., a ploverlike bird of the genus Aphriza, allied to the turnstone.
Surf clam Zool., a large clam living on the open coast, especially Mactra solidissima (syn. Spisula solidissima). See Mactra.
Surf duck Zool., any one of several species of sea ducks of the genus Oidemia, especially Oidemia percpicillata; -- called also surf scoter. See the Note under Scoter.
Surf fish Zool., any one of numerous species of California embiotocoid fishes. See Embiotocoid.
Surf smelt. Zool. See Smelt.
Surf whiting. Zool. See under Whiting.
Surf, n. The bottom of a drain. [Prov. Eng.]
n : waves breaking on the shore [syn: breaker, breakers]
v 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]