noun, plural turfs, (especially British) turves [turvz]. /tɜrvz/.
- 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)
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Origin of turf
OTHER WORDS FROM turfturfless, adjectiveturflike, adjectivere·turf, verb (used with object)un·turfed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for turf
Because I didn’t want to move in on another gang’s turf, I had Andy show me a few of his favorite areas.
McIlroy suggested that, in normal times, missing to the right of the green at the par-5 second is a poor choice because the gallery tramps down the grass and makes for a wide swath of swampy turf between there and the third tee.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars|Barry Svrluga|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Replays showed the ball squirting away from Parham as he hit the turf while being closely defended by Raiders cornerback Isaiah Johnson.Steelers stay unbeaten, Chargers drop another heartbreaker in NFL Week 9|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
After being knocked to the ground by Washington running back Antonio Gibson, Peppers whipped around his right leg and made contact with Allen’s left leg, which twisted awkwardly as he fell to the turf.Four takeaways from Washington’s 23-20 loss to the Giants|Scott Allen|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Here I am, then, back on familiar turf, a restaurant I’ve followed as long as it’s been pouring champagne and serving boudin blanc.A reopened Marcel’s reminds me that fine dining, especially now, is about more than food|Tom Sietsema|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
The cost of these improvements amounted to several thousands of pounds—in levelling, planting, turfing, gravelling.
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