- croftsN-COUNTIn Scotland, a croft is a small piece of land which is owned and farmed by one family and which provides them with food.
...a remote croft near Loch Nevis.
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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
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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|er — «KRF tuhr, KROF », noun. British. a person who cultivates a very small farm … Useful english dictionary