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Webster 1913 Edition


Golf

Golf

(gŏlf)
,
Noun.
[D.
kolf
club or bat, also a Dutch game played in an inclosed area with clubs and balls; akin to G.
kolben
club, but end, Icel.
k[GREEK]lfr
tongue of a bell. bolt, Sw.
kolf
bolt, dart, but end, Dan.
kolv
bolt, arrow. Cf.
Club
,
Globe
.]
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.
[Scot.]
Strutt.

Webster 1828 Edition


Golf

GOLF

,
Noun.
A game with ball and bat,in which he who drives the ball
into a hole with the fewest strokes is the winner.

Definition 2021


Golf

Golf

See also: golf and gólf

Translingual

Symbol

Golf

  1. The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔlf/

Etymology 1

From Italian golfo, from Late Latin colfos, from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos). See gulf.

Noun

Golf m (genitive Golfes, plural Golfe)

  1. (geography) bay, gulf
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowing from English golf.

Noun

Golf n (genitive Golfs, no plural)

  1. (sports) golf
Declension
Derived terms

Luxembourgish

Noun

Golf m (plural Golfen)

  1. (uncountable) golf (sport)
  2. golf course
  3. gulf (geographical)

golf

golf

See also: Golf and gólf

English

Noun

golf (uncountable)

  1. (sports) 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.
  2. The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Translations

Derived terms

References

Verb

golf (third-person singular simple present golfs, present participle golfing, simple past and past participle golfed)

  1. (intransitive) To play the game of golf.

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Anagrams


Asturian

Noun

golf m (uncountable)

  1. (sports) golf

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin colfus, colphus, culfus, alteration of colpus, from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos).

Noun

golf m (plural golfs)

  1. gulf

Etymology 2

Borrowing from English golf.

Noun

golf m (uncountable)

  1. golf
Derived terms

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔlf/

Etymology 1

Borrowing from English golf.[1]

Noun

golf m

  1. golf (a ball game)
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowing from German Golf.[2]

Noun

golf m

  1. bay, gulf
Declension

References

  1. golf¹ in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. golf² in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xɔlf/

Etymology 1

Noun

golf f (plural golven, diminutive golfje n)

  1. wave
  2. (physics) wave
  3. (geography) gulf
Synonyms
Derived terms

Verb

golf

  1. first-person singular present indicative of golven
  2. imperative of golven

Etymology 2

Noun

golf n (uncountable)

  1. golf

Verb

golf

  1. first-person singular present indicative of golfen
  2. imperative of golfen

Faroese

Etymology

From English golf, from Scots.

Noun

golf n (genitive singular golfs, uncountable)

  1. golf

Declination

n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative golf golfið
Accusative golf golfið
Dative golfi golfinum
Genitive golfs golfsins

Derived terms

  • golfbóltur m
  • golfbreyt f
  • golfleikari m
  • golfvøllur m

Finnish

(index g)

Etymology

From English golf.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡolf/
  • Hyphenation: golf

Noun

golf

  1. golf

Declension

Inflection of golf (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative golf golfit
genitive golfin golfien
partitive golfia golfeja
illative golfiin golfeihin
singular plural
nominative golf golfit
accusative nom. golf golfit
gen. golfin
genitive golfin golfien
partitive golfia golfeja
inessive golfissa golfeissa
elative golfista golfeista
illative golfiin golfeihin
adessive golfilla golfeilla
ablative golfilta golfeilta
allative golfille golfeille
essive golfina golfeina
translative golfiksi golfeiksi
instructive golfein
abessive golfitta golfeitta
comitative golfeineen

Derived terms


French

Noun

golf m (plural golf)

  1. golf

Galician

Noun

golf m (uncountable)

  1. golf

Hungarian

Etymology

From English golf.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡolf]
  • Hyphenation: golf

Noun

golf (plural golfok)

  1. golf

Declension

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative golf golfok
accusative golfot golfokat
dative golfnak golfoknak
instrumental golffal golfokkal
causal-final golfért golfokért
translative golffá golfokká
terminative golfig golfokig
essive-formal golfként golfokként
essive-modal
inessive golfban golfokban
superessive golfon golfokon
adessive golfnál golfoknál
illative golfba golfokba
sublative golfra golfokra
allative golfhoz golfokhoz
elative golfból golfokból
delative golfról golfokról
ablative golftól golfoktól
Possessive forms of golf
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. golfom golfjaim
2nd person sing. golfod golfjaid
3rd person sing. golfja golfjai
1st person plural golfunk golfjaink
2nd person plural golfotok golfjaitok
3rd person plural golfjuk golfjaik

Derived terms

(Compound words):

References

  1. Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Italian

Noun

golf m (invariable)

  1. golf
  2. jumper, cardigan

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From English golf

Noun

golf m (definite singular golfen, uncountable)

  1. golf (a game played with a golf club and golf ball)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Italian golfo and French golfe

Noun

golf m (definite singular golfen, indefinite plural golfer, definite plural golfene)

  1. a gulf (large bay)
Derived terms

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From English golf

Noun

golf m (definite singular golfen, uncountable)

  1. golf (a game played with a golf club and golf ball)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Italian golfo and French golfe

Noun

golf m (definite singular golfen, indefinite plural golfar, definite plural golfane)

  1. a gulf (large bay)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔlf/

Noun

golf m inan

  1. golf
  2. turtleneck, polo-neck

Declension

Noun

golf m anim

  1. Volkswagen Golf car

Declension


Portuguese

Noun

golf m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of golfe

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

golf m (Cyrillic spelling голф)

  1. golf

Spanish

Etymology

From English golf.

Noun

golf m (uncountable)

  1. golf

Derived terms


Swedish

Noun

golf c

  1. gulf, bay
  2. golf; a sport
  3. Obsolete spelling of golv

Declension

Inflection of golf 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative golf golfen golfer golferna
Genitive golfs golfens golfers golfernas

Related terms


Vietnamese

Noun

golf

  1. golf