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golf Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun 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
    golf game.
  2. verb play golf

Golf 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. klfr tongue of a bell. bolt, Sw. kolf bolt, dart, but end, Dan. kolv bolt, arrow. Cf. Club, Globe.
  1. 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 1913