HyperDic: turf

English > 4 senses of the word turf:
NOUNobjectturf, sod, sward, greenswardsurface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
locationturfthe territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
locationturfrange of jurisdiction or influence
VERBcontactturfcover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots
turf > pronunciation
Soundster'f
Rhymesserf ... surf: 3 rhymes with erf...
English > turf: 4 senses > noun 1, object
Meaningsurface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots.
Synonymssod, sward, greensward
NarrowerdivotA piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
Broaderland, ground, soilmaterial in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
Spanishcésped
English > turf: 4 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own.
Broadercity districtA district of a town or city
English > turf: 4 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningRange of jurisdiction or influence.
Example"a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"
BroaderjurisdictionIn law
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > turf: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
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