Definition of croft in English:
1A small rented farm, especially one in Scotland, comprising a plot of arable land attached to a house and with a right of pasturage held in common with other such farms.
- He revolutionised farming in Scotland in the 18th century, by compiling his famous Statistical Account of Scotland - a detailed survey of every farm and croft in the land.
- Scotland has a rich diversity of historic buildings, including castles, tower houses, crofts, steadings, Edwardian mansions and so on.
- On the area of the croft land, there is also a further dilapidated farm building which could have the potential for residential conversion.
1.1An enclosed field used for tillage or pasture, typically attached to a house and worked by the occupier.
- Here is the second cluster of huts, wattle fences enclosing neat crofts of fowl houses and kitchen-gardens blown with harvest.
- Back lanes run along the rear of the crofts parallel with the main street, giving access to fields.
- As I neared her croft I began to look for her across the fields, or by the stream, for I knew she often worked there as well.
verb[with object] Back to top
Farm (land) as a croft or crofts.
Old English: of unknown origin.
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- Any fisherman or crofter, any man or woman not yet severed from the old ethos, could say the same.
- By the time we returned (around an hour later) the lamb was very distressed and there was an even more distressed crofter trying to heard it back.
- This wryly melancholic crofter is obviously attached to the island, rooted in the land he farms, but he has no romantic illusions.
Words that rhyme with croftaloft, loft, oft, soft, toft
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