croft
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle Dutch krocht hill Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly British a small enclosed field usually adjoining a house 2. chiefly British a small farm worked by a tenant • crofter noun, chiefly British

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  • Croft — may refer to: Croft, an area of land with a crofter s dwelling, used for crofting (small scale food production). Bleachfield, an open space used for the bleaching of fabric, sometimes called crofts. Locations in the United Kingdom: Croft,… …   Wikipedia

  • Croft — (kr[o^]ft; 115), n. [AS. croft; akin to D. kroft hillock; cf. Gael. croit hump, croft.] A small, inclosed field, adjoining a house; a small farm. [1913 Webster] A few small crofts of stone encumbered ground. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croft — (n.) O.E. croft enclosed field, small field, of unknown etymology. Crofter is 1799, originally Scottish …   Etymology dictionary

  • croft — Brit. ► NOUN 1) a small rented farm in Scotland or northern England. 2) a small enclosed field attached to a house. ► VERB ▪ farm (land) as a croft or crofts. DERIVATIVES crofter noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Croft — Croft, William, geb. 1677 in Warwickshire, war u.a. 1707 Organist an der Westminsterabtei, Chordirector u. Componist der königlichen Kapelle u. st. 1727; er componirte bes. viele Anthems; Hauptwerk: Musica sacra, or select anthems etc., Lond.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • croft — [krɔft US kro:ft] n BrE [: Old English;] a very small farm in Scotland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • croft — [ krɔft, kraft ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH a small farm in Scotland …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • croft — [krôft] n. [ME < OE, akin to MDu krocht, hill, field among dunes < Gmc * krufta, lit., that which bends < IE base * ger : see CRADLE] Brit. 1. a small, enclosed field 2. a small farm, esp. one worked by a renter crofter n …   English World dictionary

  • Croft — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Croft peut faire référence à plusieurs domaines : les jeux vidéo, avec l héroïne Lara Croft l agriculture et l Écosse, avec les crofts des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Croft — Recorded in many spellings as shown below, this is an English surname of pre 6th century origins. These included a nickname surname for a smart, cunning person, deriving from the pre 7th century word craeft meaning craft or skill. Secondly it may …   Surnames reference

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