What is turf?

  • (verb): Cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "turf":

  • (noun): Range of jurisdiction or influence.
    Example: "A bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system"
  • (noun): The territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own.
  • (noun): Surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots.
    Synonyms: sod, sward, greensward

Famous quotes containing the word turf:

    One turf shall serve as pillow for us both;
    One heart, one bed, two bosoms, and one troth.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Oh! snatch’d away in beauty’s bloom,
    On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
    But on thy turf shall roses rear
    Their leaves, the earliest of the year;
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Lie lightly on her, turf and dew:
    She put so little weight on you.
    Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)