noun, plural turfs, (especially British) turves.
- the neighborhood over which a street gang asserts its authority.
- a familiar area, as of residence or expertise: Denver is her turf. When you talk literature you're getting into my turf.
- the track over which horse races are run.
- the practice or sport of racing horses.
verb (used with object)
Origin of turf
Related formsturf·less, adjectiveturf·like, adjectivere·turf, verb (used with object)un·turfed, adjective
Examples from the Web for turf
There might be some opportunities on trade and tax policy, but those will exist about 75 percent on Republican turf.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Democratic Party is defending more than a half-dozen seats on Republican-friendly turf.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate|Center for Public Integrity|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama traveled to Tampa Wednesday to meet with Austin about the ISIS strategy on his own turf.Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS?|Eli Lake, Josh Rogin|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps thanks to the surf and turf and the stellar Bordeaux and Sauvignon Blanc, there were no lost tempers.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me|P. J. O’Rourke|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Argentina and Belgium, earlier in the day, had fought out a fascinating duel, not unlike chess on turf.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turf benches to seat a hundred and fifty worshippers faced the altar.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Mr. Gurney was a patron of the Turf and a genuine lover of old English sports, but he was never known to bet.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
My wife goes to St. Louis to-morrow and I shall be on the turf for one long week.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
Soon, seated on the turf, the story of each child was related.
Laying him flat on the turf, the doctor began to examine him.The Yellow Rose|Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for turf
noun plural turfs or turves (tɜːvz)
- a track, usually of grass or dirt, where horse races are run
- horse racing as a sport or industry