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Dictionary Definition

turf

Noun

1 surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots [syn: sod, sward, greensward]
2 the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
3 range of jurisdiction or influence; "a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system" v : cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots [also: turves (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a layer of earth covered with grass; sod
  2. a piece of such a layer cut from the soil and used to make a lawn
  3. a sod of peat used as fuel.
  4. the territory claimed by a person, gang, etc. as their own
  5. a racetrack; or the sport of racing horses

Translations

a layer of earth covered with grass; sod
  • Italian: erba, zolla erbosa
  • Russian: дёрн
a piece of such a layer cut from the soil and used to make a lawn
  • Russian: дёрн
a piece of peat used as fuel
(slang) the territory claimed by a person, gang, etc. as their own
a racetrack; or the sport of racing horse

Verb

  1. to create a lawn by laying turfs
  2. In the context of "Ultimate Frisbee": To throw a frisbee well short of its intended target, usually causing it to hit the ground within 10 yards of its release.

Translations

to create a lawn by laying turfs
(Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a frisbee well short of its intended target, usually causing it to hit the ground within 10 yards of its release

Dutch

Noun

turf

Extensive Definition

Turf may refer to:
  • Lawn, an area of grass maintained for decorative or recreational use
  • Sod, the surface layer of ground consisting of a matt of grass and grass roots, sometimes used as a construction material
  • Artificial turf, is a man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials, made to look like natural grass
  • A colloquialism for the world of horse-racing
  • Slang for territory claimed by a gang, see turf war
  • Slang for the area of jurisdiction or influence exercised by a unit within a bureaucracy
  • Peat used for fuel
  • The Turf, a public house in Oxford, England
  • Turf Hotel, a public house at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, Wales
  • TURF Analysis, a statistical method (acronym for "Total Unduplicated Reach and Frequency")
  • A multiplayer map in Halo 2
turf in French: Turf
turf in Dutch: Turf
turf in Dutch Low Saxon: Törf
turf in Low German: Törf
turf in Simple English: Turf

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