serf / surf

serf / surf
   A serf is a slave or servant: Neil Downe came from a family of serfs but rose to become a landlord.
   To surf is to ride the waves of water, or to search on the Internet: The surf is up down at the beach; you can surf the Internet some other time.

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  • serf / surf —    A serf is a slave or servant: Neil Downe came from a family of serfs but rose to become a landlord.    To surf is to ride the waves of water, or to search on the Internet: The surf is up down at the beach; you can surf the Internet some other… …   Confused words

  • serf´like´ — serf «surf», noun. 1. a peasant in the feudal system midway between a freeman and a slave: »The serf was a bondman, generally bound to the soil, and required to provide certain payments and services to his lord…but by custom, the serf enjoyed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serf|dom — «SURF duhm», noun. 1. the condition of a serf: »Break up ere long The serfdom of this world! (Elizabeth Barrett Browning). 2. the custom of having serfs or people treated almost like slaves. Serfdom existed all over Europe in the Middle Ages and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • serf|hood — «SURF hud», noun. the condition of a serf …   Useful english dictionary

  • serf — surf …   American English homophones

  • surf — serf …   American English homophones

  • serf(s) — surf(s) …   English homophone dictionary

  • surf — /sɜf / (say serf) noun 1. the swell of the sea which breaks upon a shore or upon shoals. 2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, etc. 3. the beach, especially when used for recreation in the surf (def.… …  

  • surf lifesaving — /sɜf ˈlaɪfseɪvɪŋ/ (say serf luyfsayving) noun lifesaving which is appropriate for emergency situations occurring on surf beaches. Also, surf life saving. Usage: The form surf life saving is an older spelling still to be found in the names of… …  

  • surf-ride — /ˈsɜf raɪd/ (say serf ruyd) verb (i) (surf rode, surf ridden, surf riding) to ride a surfboard. –surf riding, noun …  

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