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Meaning of surf

surf

Pronunciation: (sûrf), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to ride a surfboard.
  2. to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
  3. to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
  4. to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
—v.t.
  1. to ride a surfboard on: We surfed every big wave in sight.
  2. to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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