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, champa, tepe, terrón
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
Spanishencespedar

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