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top·soil

 (tŏp′soil′)
n.
The upper layer of soil at a given location, usually containing significantly more organic matter than is found in lower layers.
tr.v. top·soiled, top·soil·ing, top·soils
To place topsoil on (land).

topsoil

(ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl)
n
(Agriculture) the surface layer of soil
vb (tr)
1. (Agriculture) to spread topsoil on (land)
2. (Agriculture) to remove the topsoil from (land)

top•soil

(ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl)

n.
the fertile, upper part of the soil.
[1860–65]

topsoil


Past participle: topsoiled
Gerund: topsoiling

Imperative
topsoil
topsoil
Present
I topsoil
you topsoil
he/she/it topsoils
we topsoil
you topsoil
they topsoil
Preterite
I topsoiled
you topsoiled
he/she/it topsoiled
we topsoiled
you topsoiled
they topsoiled
Present Continuous
I am topsoiling
you are topsoiling
he/she/it is topsoiling
we are topsoiling
you are topsoiling
they are topsoiling
Present Perfect
I have topsoiled
you have topsoiled
he/she/it has topsoiled
we have topsoiled
you have topsoiled
they have topsoiled
Past Continuous
I was topsoiling
you were topsoiling
he/she/it was topsoiling
we were topsoiling
you were topsoiling
they were topsoiling
Past Perfect
I had topsoiled
you had topsoiled
he/she/it had topsoiled
we had topsoiled
you had topsoiled
they had topsoiled
Future
I will topsoil
you will topsoil
he/she/it will topsoil
we will topsoil
you will topsoil
they will topsoil
Future Perfect
I will have topsoiled
you will have topsoiled
he/she/it will have topsoiled
we will have topsoiled
you will have topsoiled
they will have topsoiled
Future Continuous
I will be topsoiling
you will be topsoiling
he/she/it will be topsoiling
we will be topsoiling
you will be topsoiling
they will be topsoiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been topsoiling
you have been topsoiling
he/she/it has been topsoiling
we have been topsoiling
you have been topsoiling
they have been topsoiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been topsoiling
you will have been topsoiling
he/she/it will have been topsoiling
we will have been topsoiling
you will have been topsoiling
they will have been topsoiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been topsoiling
you had been topsoiling
he/she/it had been topsoiling
we had been topsoiling
you had been topsoiling
they had been topsoiling
Conditional
I would topsoil
you would topsoil
he/she/it would topsoil
we would topsoil
you would topsoil
they would topsoil
Past Conditional
I would have topsoiled
you would have topsoiled
he/she/it would have topsoiled
we would have topsoiled
you would have topsoiled
they would have topsoiled

topsoil

The layer of soil that lies on the surface that is normally well-structured and fertile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topsoil - the layer of soil on the surfacetopsoil - the layer of soil on the surface  
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Translations

topsoil

[ˈtɒpsɔɪl] Ncapa f superficial del suelo

topsoil

[ˈtɒpsɔɪl] nterre f arabletopsy-turvy [ˌtɒpsiˈtɜːrvi]
adjextravagant(e)
advsens dessus-dessous
to turn topsy-turvy → être mis sens dessus-dessoustop ten npl (= songs) the top ten → le top tentop thirty npl
the top thirty → le Top 30, le top trentetop-to-toe [ˌtɒptəˈtəʊ] adj [beauty treatment] → de la tête aux piedstop-up [ˈtɒpʌp] n (British)
Can I give you a top-up? → Je vous ressers?

topsoil

[ˈtɒpˌsɔɪl] nstrato superficiale del terreno
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I was told that topsoil could not be tipped into garden waste.
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More immediately, Waitt is hoping to lay topsoil on the section in front of the stands in the coming months.
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The group Sahabat Alam (Friends of the Earth Society) said millions of tons of topsoil are lost on Indonesia and Malaysia's steeplands planted to oil palm.
Earlier, DAR Undersecretary David Erro said the government would place 30 centimeters to 1 meter of topsoil in areas that that will be distributed to farmer-beneficiaries.
DAR agricultural engineers earlier recommended the dumping of topsoil, about a foot to three feet deep, to make sure that crops will grow.
The taxonomic groups with a low relative contribution (< 1%) in both litter standing stock and topsoil, were reunited as the group "Other".
The topsoil layer (0-20 cm) included four subsamples and the subsoil layer (20-35 or 20 40 cm) included three or four subsamples respectively with each 5 cm depth representing a subsample.
In addition to the application of topsoil, mulch is applied during seeding to prevent weeds, reduce evaporation, enrich the soil, moderate surface temperatures, and reduce erosion (Gray, Sotir 1996; Steinfeld et al.
A spokesman said: "The topsoil laid by the contractors on this section did not meet the standards required by English Heritage.