- the site of a house and outbuildings.
- a house site and its adjoining arable land.
Origin of toft
before 1050; Middle English, late Old English < ?
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Examples from the Web for toft
Proceeding to the tenantry, the first in order happened to be Farmer Toft.Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
"By honest competition in the open market," replied Mr. Toft loftily.
"It's a very extraordinary idea," said Mr. Toft incredulously.
On the following evening Mr. Toft made his way to the Blue Lion.
Mr. Toft stared at the letter with much disgust and more alarm.
- a homestead
- an entire holding, consisting of a homestead and the attached arable land
Old English, from Old Norse topt
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