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Serf vs. Surf — What's the Difference?

Serf vs. Surf — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Serf and Surf

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Serf

A member of the lowest feudal class, legally bound to a landed estate and required to perform labor for the lord of that estate in exchange for a personal allotment of land.

Surf

The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or reef.

Serf

An agricultural laborer under various similar systems, especially in Russia and eastern Europe in the 1700s and 1800s.

Surf

To engage in surfing.

Serf

A person in bondage or servitude.
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Surf

(Informal) To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the internet or television channels.

Serf

A partially free peasant of a low hereditary class, attached like a slave to the land owned by a feudal lord and required to perform labour, enjoying minimal legal or customary rights.

Surf

To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.

Serf

A similar agricultural labourer in 18th and 19th century Europe.

Surf

To engage in surfing at
Had never surfed Malibu Beach.

Serf

(strategy games) A worker unit.

Surf

(Informal) To browse (the internet or television channels, for example).

Serf

A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.
In England, at least from the reign of Henry II, one only, and that the inferior species [of villeins], existed . . . But by the customs of France and Germany, persons in this abject state seem to have been called serfs, and distinguished from villeins, who were only bound to fixed payments and duties in respect of their lord, though, as it seems, without any legal redress if injured by him.

Surf

Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.

Serf

(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

Surf

An instance or session of riding a surfboard in the surf.
We went for a surf this morning.

Surf

A dance popular in the 1960s in which the movements of a surfboard rider are mimicked.

Surf

The bottom of a drain.

Surf

To ride a wave on a surfboard; to pursue or take part in the sport of surfing.

Surf

To surf at a specified place.

Surf

To bodysurf; to swim in the surf at a beach.

Surf

(ambitransitive) To browse the Internet, television, etc.

Surf

The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach.

Surf

The bottom of a drain.

Surf

Waves breaking on the shore

Surf

Ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard;
Californians love to surf

Surf

Look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular;
Browse a computer directory
Surf the internet or the world wide web

Surf

Switch channels, on television

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