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croft

 (krôft, krŏft)
n. Chiefly British
1. A small enclosed field or pasture near a house.
2. A small farm, especially a tenant farm.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

croft

(krɒft)
n
1. (Agriculture) a small enclosed plot of land, adjoining a house, worked by the occupier and his family, esp in Scotland
2. (Textiles) dialect Lancashire a patch of wasteland, formerly one used for bleaching fabric in the sun
[Old English croft; related to Middle Dutch krocht hill, field, Old English creopan to creep]

croft

(krɔft, krɒft)

n. Brit.
1. a small farm, esp. one worked by a tenant.
2. a small plot of ground adjacent to a house and used as a kitchen garden or for pasture.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.croft - a small farm worked by a crofter
farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

croft

[krɒft] N (Scot) (= small farm) → granja f pequeña

croft

[ˈkrɒft] n (British)petite exploitation f agricole (surtout en Écosse)

croft

n (esp Scot) → kleines Pachtgrundstück; (= house)Kate f

croft

[krɒft] n (Scot) → piccola fattoria
References in classic literature ?
Mr Shepherd hastened to assure him, that Admiral Croft was a very hale, hearty, well-looking man, a little weather-beaten, to be sure, but not much, and quite the gentleman in all his notions and behaviour; not likely to make the smallest difficulty about terms, only wanted a comfortable home, and to get into it as soon as possible; knew he must pay for his convenience; knew what rent a ready-furnished house of that consequence might fetch; should not have been surprised if Sir Walter had asked more; had inquired about the manor; would be glad of the deputation, certainly, but made no great point of it; said he sometimes took out a gun, but never killed; quite the gentleman.
He had seen Mrs Croft, too; she was at Taunton with the admiral, and had been present almost all the time they were talking the matter over.
It succeeded, however; and though Sir Walter must ever look with an evil eye on anyone intending to inhabit that house, and think them infinitely too well off in being permitted to rent it on the highest terms, he was talked into allowing Mr Shepherd to proceed in the treaty, and authorising him to wait on Admiral Croft, who still remained at Taunton, and fix a day for the house being seen.
Sir Walter was not very wise; but still he had experience enough of the world to feel, that a more unobjectionable tenant, in all essentials, than Admiral Croft bid fair to be, could hardly offer.
As Mr Shepherd perceived that this connexion of the Crofts did them no service with Sir Walter, he mentioned it no more; returning, with all his zeal, to dwell on the circumstances more indisputably in their favour; their age, and number, and fortune; the high idea they had formed of Kellynch Hall, and extreme solicitude for the advantage of renting it; making it appear as if they ranked nothing beyond the happiness of being the tenants of Sir Walter Elliot: an extraordinary taste, certainly, could they have been supposed in the secret of Sir Walter's estimate of the dues of a tenant.
The stream is brimful now, and lies high in this little withy plantation, and half drowns the grassy fringe of the croft in front of the house.
Every roadside and every croft is adorned with vines; which here, as in Italy, they train to grow about dwarf elm trees, whose leaves are stripped off to feed the cattle.
Brother Peter," he said, in a wheedling yet gravely official tone, "It's nothing but right I should speak to you about the Three Crofts and the Manganese.
Yesterday morning they were at Cowes, and we saw the smoke from the burning crofts.
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5 The movie became one the highest grossing action films starring a woman and led to sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003.
LARA Croft first burst on to the scene in 1996 as the heroine in the video game Tomb Raider.