(noun, verb)


1. surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots

Similar word(s): greensward, sod, sward

Definition categories: object, ground, land, soil

2. the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own

Definition categories: location

3. range of jurisdiction or influence

- a bureaucracy...chiefly concerned with turf...and protecting the retirement system

Definition categories: location, jurisdiction


1. cover (the ground) with a surface layer of grass or grass roots

Definition categories: contact, cover

Sentences with turf as a verb:

- Eight managers were turfed after the merger of the two companies.

- The company turfed the concept car because the prototype performed poorly.