Definitions for golfgɒlf, gɔlf; Brit. also gɒf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
golfgɒlf, gɔlf; Brit. also gɒf(n.)
a game in which clubs are used to hit a small ball into a series of holes, usu. 9 or 18, situated over a course, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
(v.i.)to play golf.
Origin of golf:
golf, golf game(verb)
a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
golf(noun)ɒlf, gɔlf; Brit. also gɒf
the sport of hitting a small ball toward and into a hole
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A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes.
The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
To play golf.
Origin: The word is first known in English from the 15th century from . Although the etymology is uncertain, the most likely origin is that it comes from the colve or colf.
a game played with a small ball and a bat or club crooked at the lower end. He who drives the ball into each of a series of small holes in the ground and brings it into the last hole with the fewest strokes is the winner
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a game played with a bent club and a small ball on commons with short grass, in which the player who drives the ball into a succession of small holes in the ground, usually 18, with the fewest strokes, or who reckons up the most holes in the round by taking them with the fewest strokes, is the winner; an old popular Scotch game, and first introduced into English on Blackheath by James I., which has of late years been revived, and in connection with which clubs have established themselves far and wide over the globe, even at Bagdad.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A game whose object is to sink a ball into each of 9 or 18 successive holes on a golf course using as few strokes as possible.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An excuse for carrying unconcealed weapons and a Scotch breath.
Translations for golf
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a game in which a small white ball is hit across open ground and into small holes by means of golf-clubs
He plays golf every Sunday.
- لُعْبَة الغولْفArabic
- golfePortuguese (BR)
- das GolfspielGerman
- गोल्फ, एक प्रकार का खेलHindi
- يوډول لوبه ده، ګلفPashto
- 高爾夫球Chinese (Trad.)
- گولف کا کھیلUrdu
- môn đánh gônVietnamese
- 高尔夫球Chinese (Simp.)
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