Definition of Loft in English :

Define Loft in English

Loft meaning in English

Meaning of Loft in English

Pronunciation of Loft in English

Loft pronunciation in English

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1. loft

floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

2. attic, garret, loft

floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

3. loft

(golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

4. loft, pigeon loft

a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept


5. loft

store in a loft

6. loft

propel through the air

Example Sentences:
'The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air'

7. loft

kick or strike high in the air

Example Sentences:
'loft a ball'

8. loft

lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of loft
the space inside a roof
a gallery, esp one for the choir in a church
a room over a stable used to store hay
an upper storey of a warehouse or factory, esp when converted into living space
a raised house or coop in which pigeons are kept
6. sport
(in golf) the angle from the vertical made by the club face to give elevation to a ball
elevation imparted to a ball
a lofting stroke or shot
verb (transitive)
7. sport
to strike or kick (a ball) high in the air
to store or place in a loft
to lay out a full-scale working drawing of (the lines of a vessel's hull)

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see synonyms of loft
an attic or atticlike space, usually not partitioned off into rooms, immediately below the roof of a house, barn, etc.
b.  US
any of the upper stories of a warehouse or factory; now often, specif., a dwelling space, artist's studio, etc. on an upper story of a converted warehouse or factory
a gallery
the choir loft in a church
the slope given to the face of a golf club to aid in knocking the ball in a high curve
the height attained by hitting or throwing a ball in a high curve
verb transitive
to store in a loft
to hit or throw (a golf ball, baseball, etc.) into the air in a high curve
to throw (a bowling ball) so that it strikes the alley sharply some distance past the foul line
verb intransitive
to loft a ball

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of loft
a. A large, usually unpartitioned floor over a factory, warehouse, or other commercial or industrial space.
b. Such a floor converted into an apartment or artist's studio.
a. A partial floor occupying part of the space below the ceiling of a larger, high-ceilinged room.
b. A garret.
3. A gallery or balcony, as in a church.
4. A hayloft.
5. Sports
a. The backward slant of the face of a golf club head, designed to drive the ball up off the ground.
b. A golf stroke that drives the ball in a high arc.
c. The upward course of a ball driven in a high arc.
a. The thickness of a fabric or yarn.
b. The thickness of an item, such as a down comforter, that is filled with compressible insulating material.
v. loft·ed, loft·ing, lofts
1. To put, store, or keep in a loft.
2. To propel in a high arc: lofted the ball into the outfield.
3. Nautical To lay out a full-size drawing of (the parts of a ship's hull, for example).
1. To propel something, especially a ball, in a high arc.
2. To rise high into the air.

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