(n.) A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a tuft of flowers or feathers.
(n.) A cluster; a clump; as, a tuft of plants.
(n.) A nobleman, or person of quality, especially in the English universities; -- so called from the tuft, or gold tassel, on the cap worn by them.
(v. t.) To separate into tufts.
(v. t.) To adorn with tufts or with a tuft.
(v. i.) To grow in, or form, a tuft or tufts.