- Historical, Brit.
- a house site
- a homestead with its arable land
- Brit., Dial. a knoll
Origin of toftMiddle English ; from Late Old English ; from Old Norse topt, a homestead, ground marked out for building ; from Indo-European an unverified form dom-ped-, house site ; from base an unverified form dem-, to build (from source timber) + an unverified form ped-, foot
- A homestead.
- A hillock.
Origin of toftMiddle English, from Old English, from Old Norse topt; see dem- in Indo-European roots.
From Old Norse 'topt', from Proto-Indo-European *dmpedom "floor", a compound of *dem- "to build" and *ped- "foot".