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Meaning of TOFT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Toft\, n. [OE. toft a knoll; akin to LG. toft a field
hedged in, not far from a house, Icel. topt a green knoll,
grassy place, place marked out for a house, Dan. toft.]
1. A knoll or hill. [Obs.] ``A tower on a toft.'' --Piers
   Plowman.

2. A grove of trees; also, a plain. [Prov. Eng.]

3. (O. Eng. Law) A place where a messuage has once stood; the
   site of a burnt or decayed house.

 

 

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