Definitions of turf

  1. surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots
  2. cover with turf
  3. ( informal) range of jurisdiction or influence; " a bureaucracy... chiefly concerned with turf... and protecting the retirement system"
  4. the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
  5. range of jurisdiction or influence; " a bureaucracy... chiefly concerned with turf... and protecting the retirement system"
  6. cover ( the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots
  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.
  8. Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.
  9. To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the border of a terrace.
  10. Race course; horse racing; - preceded by the.
  11. The Turbine grassy surface of ground; sod; peat.
  12. To cover with sod.
  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.
  14. To cover with turf or sod.
  15. Soil matted with roots of grass, & c.; sod; sward; peat; raceground; horse- racing.
  16. To cover with truf.
  17. Turfy.
  18. To cover with turf; sod.
  19. Sod; peat; a grass- plot; race- course.
  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.
  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.

Quotes of turf

  1. Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution. – Chris Christie
  2. But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground. – Helen Garner
  3. I think authors can get into trouble viewing the subject matter as their turf – Laura Hillenbrand
  4. Demands for equality for women are threats to men's self -esteem and sense of sexual turf – Alice S. Rossi
  5. All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf – Helen Thomas

Usage examples for turf

  1. Behind my house, behind my little farm, there are as many miles of turf as one cares to count, and then behind it also, but the other way, there goes this deep and lonely forest. – Hills and the Sea by H. Belloc
  2. " It isn't round about the grand- stand that young men come to grief- on the turf – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. The carpet or " turf soldier consequently came to his inheritance buried in debt, but that seemed to make him only the more extravagant. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  4. A turf walk is, properly speaking, the most effective path. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  5. At length- not that he was weary, but only idle and luxurious- Pegasus folded his wings and lay down on the soft green turf – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  6. He stooped and felt the turf – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  7. 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
  8. Her white face was half hidden by the turf – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. There was no wavering in either; side by side they hung in flight above the hedge, and side by side struck the clean turf beyond. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  10. Leading his companion by the hand, Copernicus approached the dark form, moving with great caution over the clumps of grassy turf – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  11. You go on up the drive, my dear, while I take him across the turf – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  12. A cleek would take the turf and the ball and make a good hit. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  13. One bit of Wordsworth's mountain turf is worth them all. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  14. In front of them the ranges rise, still high from the plain, but smoothed and softened with the green of pines and turf – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  15. She will do well enough in the turf shed. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  16. One can see where every spring lies buried about the fields; its influence is felt at the surface, and the turf is early quickened there. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  17. Then the gardens and the turf – More Bywords by Charlotte M. Yonge
  18. As she sat on the turf she could see his form against the sky; it was certainly lighter. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  19. But he was disturbed by the voices of some men, who sat down upon the turf but a few yards from where he was concealed. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  20. That is it, we must draw the waggon up parallel with the trunk, leaving a space of twelve feet between, then build a turf wall with an outer fence of thorns. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville

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