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Definitions of turf

  1. surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cover with turf Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (informal) range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; sward; sod. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border of a terrace. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Race course; horse racing; - preceded by the. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The Turbine grassy surface of ground; sod; peat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To cover with sod. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The surface of land matted with the roots of grass, etc.: a cake of turf cut off: sod: peat: race-ground: horseracing:-pl. TURFS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To cover with turf or sod. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Soil matted with roots of grass, &c.; sod; sward; peat; raceground; horse-racing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To cover with truf. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Turfy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. To cover with turf; sod. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Sod; peat; a grass-plot; race-course. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mould which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; peat, a peculiar kind of dark-brown, fibrous, vegetable earthy substance used as fuel; race-ground, or horse-racing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The grassy surface of untilled land; a detached piece of the surface of a grassy park or pasture hillside; sod; sward; the fibrous, black, earthy substance used as fuel; peat; race-ground; horse-racing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Race course; horse racing; -- preceded by the. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. Race course; horse racing; preceded by the. dictgcide_fs
  24. To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, or the border of a terrace. dictgcide_fs
  25. turf, n. the surface of land matted with the roots of grass, &c.: a cake of turf cut off: sod: peat: race-ground: horse-racing, the race-course:--pl. TURFS-- (obs.) TURVES.--v.t. to cover with peat or sod.--adj. TURF'-CLAD, covered with turf.--n. TURF'-DRAIN, a drain in which turf is used for a covering.--adj. TUR'FEN, made or covered with turf.--ns. TURF'-HEDGE, a combination of turf and hedge-plants, forming a fence; TUR'FINESS; TUR'FITE (slang), one devoted to horse-racing; TURF'-SPADE, a long narrow spade for digging turf.--adj. TUR'FY, resembling or abounding in turf: pertaining to horse-racing. [A.S. turf; Ice. torf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Surface earth filled with matted roots of grass &c.; piece of this cut from the ground, sod; (in Ireland) peat; the t., the race-course, occupation or profession of horse-racing, esp. on the t., so occupied; t.-bound, covered with close t.; t.-drain (covered with t.); turfman, person interested in horse-racing, so turfite n.; (v.t.) cover (ground) with t. Hence turfiness n., turfy a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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