Golf Definition

gŏlf, gôlf
golfed, golfing, golfs
noun
golfs
An outdoor game played on a large course with a small, hard ball and a set of clubs, the object being to hit the ball into each of a series of nine or eighteen holes in turn, using the fewest possible strokes.
Webster's New World
A game played on a large outdoor course with a series of 9 or 18 holes spaced far apart, the object being to propel a small, hard ball with the use of various clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible.
American Heritage
The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
golf gamegamenine holesdivot diggingheather marblespasture pooleighteen holesmedal playmatch-play
verb
golfed, golfing
To play this game.
She golfed every day on her vacation.
American Heritage
To play this game at (a location).
He golfed 18 holes this morning. I golfed the municipal course last Saturday.
American Heritage
To play this game.
She golfed every day on her vacation.
American Heritage
To play this game at (a location).
He golfed 18 holes this morning. I golfed the municipal course last Saturday.
American Heritage
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The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Wiktionary

Origin of Golf

  • The word is first known in English from the 15th century from Scots. Although the etymology is uncertain, the most likely origin is that it comes from the Middle Dutch colve or colf (“club”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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