Site of a homestead and its various outbuildings; a field larger than the space occupied by a house; a small hill in an area of flat land. The word is found in placenames in the East Midlands, e.g. Huttoft (Lincs) = a homestead on a hill-spur, Sandtoft (Lincs) = a homestead on sandy soil.

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  • Toft — could be:Places*Toft, Cambridgeshire *Toft, Cheshire *Toft, Lincolnshire *Toft, Shetland *Toft, WarwickshirePeopleToft is a surname and can refer to: *Albert Toft (1862 1949), British sculptor *Omar Toft (1886 1921), American racecar driver… …   Wikipedia

  • Toft — Toft, n. [OE. toft a knoll; akin to LG. toft a field hedged in, not far from a house, Icel. topt a green knoll, grassy place, place marked out for a house, Dan. toft.] 1. A knoll or hill. [Obs.] A tower on a toft. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toft — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gösta Toft (* 1951), Sekretär der Schleswigschen Partei Jürgen Toft (* 1943), deutscher Orthopäde Mary Toft (auch: Tofts, geborene Denyer; 1701–1763), Dienstmagd aus Godalming, Surrey, England …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toft — [täft, tôft] n. [ME < Late OE < ON topt, a homestead, ground marked out for building < IE * dom ped , house site < base * dem , to build (> TIMBER) + * ped , FOOT] 1. [Brit. Historical] a) a house site b) a homestead with its… …   English World dictionary

  • ţoft — s. v. şoldar. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime …   Dicționar Român

  • toft — toft(tofte,tofft,toffte)adj 1.gut,schön,angenehm;sehreindrucksvoll;tüchtig.Nebenformzu⇨toff.Rotwseit1835;späterhalbw;vorwiegendimWestfverbreitet. 2.kameradschaftlich.BSD1965ff …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • toft — sb., en, er, erne (et jordstykke) …   Dansk ordbog

  • Toft — Recorded as Taft, Tift, Toft and Tuft, this is an English surname, but of pre 7th century Old Scandinavian origins. It is locational from any of the various places called Toft, in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and… …   Surnames reference

  • toft — lowes·toft; toft; toft·man; …   English syllables

  • toft — /tawft, toft/, n. Brit. Dial. 1. the site of a house and outbuildings. 2. a house site and its adjoining arable land. [bef. 1050; ME, late OE < ?] * * * …   Universalium

  • toft — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse topt; probably akin to Greek dapedon floor, demein to build, pedon ground more at timber, ped Date: before 12th century British a site for a dwelling and its outbuildings; also an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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