Turf may refer to:

  • A colloquialism for the world of horse racing
    • see Turf Club (disambiguation) for examples
  • Lawn, an area of grass maintained for decorative or recreational use
  • Golf course turf and other manicured sporting greens
  • Sod, the surface layer of ground consisting of a mat of grass and grass roots, sometimes used as a construction material
  • Artificial turf, a man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials, made to look like natural grass
  • Slang for territory, or area of jurisdiction or influence, particularly of gangs (see turf war) and as exercised by a unit within a bureaucracy
  • Peat used for fuel
  • Turf Tavern, a public house in Oxford, England
  • Turf Hotel, a public house at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham, Wales
  • TURF Analysis, a statistical method (acronym for total unduplicated reach and frequency)
  • Turf (comics), a number of comics-related items

Famous quotes containing the word turf:

    One turf shall serve as pillow for us both;
    One heart, one bed, two bosoms, and one troth.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Lie lightly on her, turf and dew:
    She put so little weight on you.
    Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)

    Oh! snatch’d away in beauty’s bloom,
    On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
    But on thy turf shall roses rear
    Their leaves, the earliest of the year;
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)