from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A small enclosed field or pasture near a house.
- n. Chiefly British A small farm, especially a tenant farm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fenced piece of land, especially in Scotland, usually small and arable and used for small-scale food production and usually with a crofter's dwelling thereon.
- n. A carafe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, inclosed field, adjoining a house; a small farm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small piece of inclosed ground used for pasture, tillage, or other purposes; any small tract of land; a very small farm: applied especially to the small farms on the western coast and islands of Scotland.
- To bleach (linen) after bucking or soaking in an alkaline dye, by exposing to the sun and air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small farm worked by a crofter
Middle English, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English (Wiktionary)