Synonyms for tuft

Grammar : Noun
Spell : tuhft
Phonetic Transcription : tʌft

Top 10 synonyms for tuft Other synonyms for the word tuft

Définition of tuft

Origin :
  • late 14c., perhaps from Old French touffe "tuft of hair," either from Late Latin tufa "a kind of crest on a helmet" (also found in Late Greek toupha), or from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German zopf, Old Norse toppr "tuft, summit;" see top (n.1)).
  • noun clump of strands of something
Example sentences :
  • When he looked up, the pony was stolidly cropping a tuft of grass.
  • Extract from : « Out of the Depths » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • Upon his brow he placed a tuft of feathers of the same shining tints.
  • Extract from : « The Indian Fairy Book » by Cornelius Mathews
  • I wiped it with a tuft of bracken, and I laughed with something of a bitterness.
  • Extract from : « Gilian The Dreamer » by Neil Munro
  • A tuft of hair protruded from a hole in the crown of his hat.
  • Extract from : « Prairie Flowers » by James B. Hendryx
  • She was fixing a tuft of flowers in his cap, singing softly as she did so.
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • He had but fifty yards to go, and started to glide stealthily from tuft to tuft.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • She did so and found p. 67herself sitting on a tuft of rushes, and not in a palace.
  • Extract from : « Welsh Folk-Lore » by Elias Owen
  • His head is shaved, with the exception of a tuft on the crown.
  • Extract from : « From Pole to Pole » by Sven Anders Hedin
  • She flushed again as she heard me, and plucked her tuft of grass.
  • Extract from : « Simon Dale » by Anthony Hope
  • A tuft of hair stood up on his crown like the crest on a game-cock.
  • Extract from : « The Man from the Bitter Roots » by Caroline Lockhart

Antonyms for tuft

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