Crossword clues for turf
- Gang's area
- Gang's domain
- Gang land
- What a gang protects
- Sport of horse racing, with "the"
- Area to defend
- (informal) range of jurisdiction or influence
- Surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots
- The territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
- Piece of peat
- Home street, to a gang
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Turf \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.
Turf \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.]
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.
The Greek historian sets her in the field on a high heap of turves.
Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.
Race course; horse racing; -- preceded by the. ``We . . . claim the honors of the turf.''
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "to cover (ground) with turf," from turf (n.). Related: Turfed; turfing.\n
Old English turf, tyrf "slab of soil and grass, sod," also "surface of grassland," from Proto-Germanic *turb- (cognates: Old Norse torf, Danish tørv, Old Frisian turf, Old High German zurba, German Torf), from PIE root *drebh- "to wind, compress" (cognates: Sanskrit darbhah "tuft of grass").\n
\nEspecially "the race course," hence the turf "the profession of racing horses" (1755). French tourbe "turf" is a Germanic loan-word. The Old English plural was identical with the singular, but in Middle English turves sometimes was used. Slang meaning "territory claimed by a gang" is attested from 1953 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; earlier it had a jive talk sense of "the street, the sidewalk" (1930s), which is attested in hobo use from 1899, and before that "the work and venue of a prostitute" (1860). Turf war is recorded from 1962.
n. A layer of earth covered with grass; sod. vb. 1 to create a lawn by laying turfs 2 (context Ultimate Frisbee English) To throw a frisbee well short of its intended target, usually causing it to hit the ground within 10 yards of its release. 3 (context business English) To fire from a job or dismiss from a task. 4 (context business English) To cancel a project or product.
v. cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots
[also: turves (pl)]
Turf may refer to:
Turf is a five-issue comic book limited series, written by Jonathan Ross, illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards and published by Image Comics.
Turf is a location based augmented reality massively multiplayer online mobile game developed by Swedish company Andrimon. It was released in September 2010 for Android, and later for iOS. The game was created by Andreas Pantesjö and Simon Sikström.
The game is a combination of King of the Hill and digital orienteering. The goal is to collect points by taking over zones and try to keep them as long as possible in competition with other players. Zones are located all over the world, but with the highest concentration in countries with active competition, as in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Zones are typically taken by foot or by bicycle, and Turf is by many players used as an exergame. Playing Turf allows for people to find and discover new places. It has also been compared with Ingress and Pokémon Go.
The game is played in rounds that lasts for a month, but there are special events arranged when players gathers in a city to compete. A major event is called a Bonanza.
Turf has more than 150,000 registered players and is free to play. A voluntary fee can be payed to get supporter status, which gives access to additional in-app statistics, but comes with no gameplay benefits. It has been written about the game several times in various newspapers and there have been articles about it in both radio and television. So far, most of them Swedish but there are newspaper articles from Finland and Denmark as well.
Usage examples of "turf".
Granny Aching died, the men had cut and lifted the turf around the hut and stacked it neatly some way away.
On the other side of the ridge fell a wide valley of bare turf, with the Aldern River threading through its center.
Taran crouched on the turf, held the bauble close to the book, and with trembling fingers turned leaf after leaf.
To his surprise, as he was about to emerge from a berceau on to a plot of turf, in the centre of which grew a large cedar, he beheld a lady in a riding-habit standing before the tree, and evidently admiring its beautiful proportions.
One of them is--surprise--based in Milton Keynes, and as of right this minute you have clearance to stamp all over their turf and play the Gestapo officer with our top boffin labs.
On either side rose the thatched cabins of the peasantry, the peat smoke curling from the chimneys, the little boreens running through the bushes, the brown Irish bogs, the heather in blossom, the turf stacks, the laughing colleens.
These they took to Botts, who made a pile of stones and stacked the turf clumsily on wooden frames cut by Harry.
The worthy Consul was smoking his chibouque, and his daughter, as she rose to greet their guest, let her guitar fall upon the turf.
Two miles were cleared in this direction, and then, after they had passed the last curtain of trees, appeared the plateau, carpeted with thick turf, and beyond that the infinite sea.
The lane was a very cloistral one, with a ribbon of gravelly road, bordered on each side with a rich margin of turf and a scramble of blackberry bushes, green turf banks and dwarf oak-trees making a rich and plenteous shade.
I was holding no cards, and I was totally clueless about how these people carved up the turf.
Sir Lucius Grafton rejoin her, and lead her to the cotillon that was forming on the turf.
Zack watched around in search of the direction assistant and saw unemployed it in the turf, with the arms in jars and the head thrown backwards, observing to dequeue to the helicopter that left in a trip from routine to the laboratory of Dallas where the copiones of the day were processed.
No language could give an adequate idea of the marvelous bewitchment and beauty of their united movements, and as they flew over the dark smooth turf, with the flower-laden trees drooping dewily about them, and the yellow moonbeams like melted amber beneath their noiseless feet, .
Singai and Juste, astride their dyre, raced across the turf in the direction of ReiDalgo.