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Webster 1913 Edition


Loft

Loft

,
Adj.
Lofty; proud.
[R. & Obs.]
Surrey.

Loft

,
Verb.
T.
To make or furnish with a loft; to cause to have loft;
as, a
lofted
house; a
lofted
golf-club head
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Loft

LOFT

,
Noun.
1.
Properly, an elevation; hence, in a building, the elevation of one story or floor above another; hence, a floor above another; as the second loft; third loft; fourth loft. Spenser seems to have used the word for the highest floor or top, and this may have been its original signification.
2.
A high room or place.

Definition 2021


Loft

Loft

See also: loft, LOFT, and løft

Luxembourgish

Noun

Loft f (uncountable)

  1. air

loft

loft

See also: LOFT, Loft, and løft

English

Noun

loft (plural lofts)

  1. (obsolete, except in derivatives) air, the air; the sky, the heavens.
  2. An attic or similar space (often used for storage) in the roof of a house or other building.
  3. (textiles) The thickness of a soft object when not under pressure.
  4. A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.
    an organ loft
  5. (golf) The pitch or slope of the face of a golf club (tending to drive the ball upward).
  6. (obsolete) A floor or room placed above another.
    • Bible, Acts xx. 9
      Eutychus [] fell down from the third loft.

Translations

Verb

loft (third-person singular simple present lofts, present participle lofting, simple past and past participle lofted)

  1. (transitive) To propel high into the air.
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”, in BBC Sport:
      Marouane Chamakh then spurned a great chance to kill the game off when he ran onto Andrey Arshavin's lofted through ball but shanked his shot horribly across the face of goal.
  2. (intransitive) To fly or travel through the air, as though propelled
    • 2004, Wallace Akin, The Forgotten Storm:
      When she saw houses lofting past her window, she ran to the child, who slept on a feather bed and she gathered the coverlet around them both.
  3. (bowling) To throw the ball erroneously through the air instead of releasing it on the lane's surface.

Translations

Related terms

Adjective

loft (comparative more loft, superlative most loft)

  1. (obsolete, rare) lofty; proud; haughty
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Surrey to this entry?)

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɔft/
  • Rhymes: -ɔft

Noun

loft n (genitive singular lofts, nominative plural loft)

  1. air
  2. sky
  3. loft, attic
  4. ceiling

Declension

Synonyms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse lopt

Noun

loft n (definite singular loftet, indefinite plural loft, definite plural lofta or loftene)

  1. a loft or attic
  2. a two-storey medieval building

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse lopt

Noun

loft n (definite singular loftet, indefinite plural loft, definite plural lofta)

  1. a loft or attic
  2. a two-storey medieval building

References


Spanish

Noun

loft m (plural lofts)

  1. loft

West Frisian

Noun

loft

  1. air, sky (loft does not include air as a mixture of gasses)