a lawn made by laying turfs
Synthetic turf was installed in the playing field instead of grass.
playing fields with artificial turfs
The team played on home turf.
Recent Examples on the Web
Sunday’s closing program will include the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at one-mile for 2-year-olds on the turf and the ungraded, $100,000 Stormy Liberal Stakes, a five-furlong turf sprint for older horses.—Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Nov. 2023 The throw was one of his most memorable Sunday even though the ball traveled about one yard and straight into the Lambeau Field turf.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 In their home turf of Anatolia around 4,000 to 3,000 years ago, Hittite writers recorded state dealings and decrees, myths, rites, and religious rituals.—Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 An owner ran to scoop an errant poop from the artificial turf with the intensity of a US Open ball boy.—Lauren Smiley, WIRED, 7 Nov. 2023 Injuries have most commonly happened this season on M&T Bank Stadium's grass field, U.S. Bank Stadium's turf and at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, which uses turf for NFL games.—Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 By contrast, Democrats are hoping to make gains on less hospitable turf.—Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 10 Nov. 2023 It’s scheduled to be replaced by an all-weather turf field.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 But attitudes among their rivals’ employees matter not just to the likes of Tesla, Nissan, Hyundai and Toyota — whose lower-cost workforces are a competitive advantage — but also to the UAW’s ambitions to grow its ranks on less favorable turf.—J.j. McCorvey, NBC News, 3 Oct. 2023
Usually we are meant to go for a fitting but end up having to be turfed out at the end of the day.—Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2023 Part of the yard has been turfed and covered with a pergola and heaters.—Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2023 Near the outset of the film, the Solés receive word that the landowners intend to turf them out, razing the orchards to make way for a solar power plant — the devastating final blow for a livelihood that was already struggling to compete with industrial produce farming.—Guy Lodge, Variety, 15 Feb. 2022 No matter how poignant or pointedly reworked, West Side Story is still high Hollywood fantasy: Where else outside of a sound stage can turf wars be resolved with a warbled melody and a kick-ball-change?—Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 2 Dec. 2021 The first phase of the project will include converting many of the sports fields to turf to allow for less interruption of play due to weather conditions and overuse.—Dallas News, 23 Nov. 2022 All grills brought to the park must remain on a hard surface, not turf.—Dallas News, 27 June 2022 The grass-removal pledge targets turf that people don't work on, like in front of strip malls, in street medians or at the entrance to neighborhoods.—Sam Metz and Kathleen Ronayne, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2022 The grass-removal pledge targets turf that people don’t work on, like in front of strip malls, in street medians or at the entrance to neighborhoods.—Kathleen Ronayne, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zurba turf, Sanskrit darbha tuft of grass
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a