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Meaning of TURF

Pronunciation:  turf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"
  2. [n]  the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
  3. [n]  surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots
  4. [v]  cover with turf

TURF is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: greensward, sod, sward
 See Also: city district, cover, divot, ground, jurisdiction, land, soil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Turf\ (t[^u]rf), n.; pl. {Turfs}, Obs. {Turves}. [AS.
    turf; akin to D. turf peat, G. torf, OHG. zurba turf, Sw. &
    Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. t["o]rv, Skr. darbha a kind of
    grass, a tuft of grass. [root]242.]
    1. 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.
             At his head a grass-green turf.       --Shak.
             The Greek historian sets her in the field on a high
             heap of turves.                       --Milton.
    2. Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See {Peat}.
    3. Race course; horse racing; -- preceded by the. ``We . . .
       claim the honors of the turf.'' --Cowper.
    Note: Turf is often used adjectively, or to form compounds
          which are generally self-explaining; as, turf ashes,
          turf cutter or turf-cutter, turf pit or turf-pit,
          turf-built, turf-clad, turf-covered, etc.
    {Turf ant} (Zo["o]l.), a small European ant ({Formica flava})
       which makes small ant-hills on heaths and commons.
    {Turf drain}, a drain made with turf or peat.
    {Turf hedge}, a hedge or fence formed with turf and plants of
       different kinds.
    {Turf house}, a house or shed formed of turf, common in the
       northern parts of Europe.
    {Turf moss} a tract of turfy, mossy, or boggy land.
    {Turf spade}, a spade for cutting and digging turf, longer
       and narrower than the common spade.
  2. \Turf\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turfed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border
    of a terrace. --A. Tucker.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing green turf in your dream means an interesting new affair that will occupy your mind.