Definition of Topsoil

1. Noun. The layer of soil on the surface.

Exact synonyms: Surface Soil
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil



Definition of Topsoil

1. n. The upper layer of soil; surface soil.

Definition of Topsoil

1. Noun. The most fertile soil, easiest to start new plants in. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Topsoil

1. to remove the surface layer of soil from [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Topsoil

1. The upper part of the soil profile that is relatively rich in humus, which is technically known as the A-horizon of the soil profile. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Topsoil

tops-and-bottoms
tops it off
tops up
topsail
topsails
topscorer
topscorers
topside
topsider
topsiders
topsides
topsite
topsites
topsman
topsmen
topsoil (current term)
topsoiled
topsoiling
topsoils
topspin
topspinning
topspins
topspun
topstitch
topstitched
topstitches
topstitching
topstone
topstones
topsy-turvier

Literary usage of Topsoil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Highway Inspectors' Handbook by Prévost Hubbard (1919)
"CHAPTER VII INSPECTION OF SAND-CLAY, GRAVEL, SHELL AND SHOVEL-RUN OR CRUSHER- RUN SLAG ROADS SAND-CLAY AND topsoil ROADS 141. General Characteristics. ..."

2. Surface Coal Mining Reclamation: 15 Years of Progress, 1977-1992 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Subsoil and weathered rock overburden beneath the topsoil supply additional ... topsoil is removed as a separate layer before mining and is either spread on ..."

3. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"The first treatment compared native topsoil to subsoil imported from a borrow pit. The second treatment compared four different depth ranges of both soil ..."

4. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"topsoil. Better soils are now being used in this county. Sample No. 106. ... At other times, it is found upon examination that the topsoil will give ..."

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