Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of turf.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of turf.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He had brought the ice-axe (it is called the wood-chopper sometimes), and Oswald, ever ready and able to command, set him and Denny to cut turfs from the bank while we heaped stones across the stream.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • WorldsAway did this pretty successfully with public areas well designed by the firm and private "turfs" available to users for put their own stuff stuff designed by the company.

    PS3 Home Not Second Life

  • The moucher searches for small shell snails, of which quantities are sold as food for cage birds, and cuts small 'turfs' a few inches square from the green by the roadside.

    The Amateur Poacher

  • In Atlanta, the gang presence has increased exponentially in the last decade; black, vietnamese, cambodian, and hispanic gangs have large 'turfs' cut out of the city, all or mostly fighting for pieces of the drug trade.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Universities have become so dominated by an insistence upon the inviolability of the "turfs" of various disciplines as to make one unworthy to speak on matters of which he or she has not been certified to utter opinions by fellow academics.

    Energy Tribune

  • They are the "turfs" of current PM Lee Hsien Loong and the two former PMs, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong.

    The Online Citizen

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Illinois Supreme Court has been revived by a lower court, sending the case back to the county once tagged as among the nation's most lawsuit-friendly turfs.

    Illinois Appeals Court Revives $10 Billion Suit Against Philip Morris

  • What I found most interesting -- especially in view of the political campaigns -- as a speaker, co-facilitator, participant, and "resident listener" was how over a period of two and half days, siloed people stopped guarding their turfs, dropped their "zero sum" informed walls and began to engage in collaborative action with commitments from participants to follow through.

    Mark Goulston, M.D.: Arianna Huffington Speaks at Big Task Weekend

  • Its PC unit is grappling with the rise of Apple Inc.'s iPad and other mobile products, as well as a revived Dell Inc. Onetime partners such as Oracle Corp. are sparring with H-P as both companies have moved onto each other's turfs.

    H-P Defends Hasty Whitman Hire

  • New York has been divided into vampire gang turfs, but Pitt is a “rogue,” not aligned with any of the gangs, and he survives only because he provides valuable services.

    Outlining : Bev Vincent

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.