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Definitions of turf

  1. To cover with sod. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To cover with turf or sod. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. To cover with truf. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To cover with turf; sod. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. (informal) range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Race course; horse racing; - preceded by the. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The Turbine grassy surface of ground; sod; peat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. 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. 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.
  15. Turfy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Sod; peat; a grass-plot; race-course. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.

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Usage examples for turf

  1. We followed noiselessly along the turf the dark figure of our leader guiding us through the gloom. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  2. He stooped and felt the turf – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
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