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Superficies meaning

superficies - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The surface; the exterior part, superficial area, or face of a thing.
  2. 2. Everything on the surface of a piece of ground, or of a building, so closely connected by art or nature as to constitute a part of it, as houses, or other superstructures, fences, trees, vines, etc.
  3. 3. A real right consisting of a grant by a landed proprietor of a piece of ground, bearing a strong resemblance to the long building leases granted by landholders in England, in consideration of a rent, and under reservation of the ownership of the soil.
  4. 4. Surface; outside.

superficies - examples of usage

  1. They spoke of it for a minute or two as they passed up and down, but Maggie only attended with one superficies of her mind. - "The Necromancers", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. It is Watteau that inspires him still; but the essential Watteau- Watteau the painter- not that superficies which is more or less familiar to every hack, be he limner or penman, who dabbles in the eighteenth century. - "Since C├ęzanne", Clive Bell.
  3. " You may be right," quoth the stranger, carelessly; " but I look on things in the mass, and perhaps see only the superficies, while you, I perceive already, are a lover of the abstract. - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
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