noun \ˈlōf\

: an amount of bread that has been baked in a long, round, or square shape

: a dish made from foods (such as chopped meat, eggs, and seasoning) that are pressed together, shaped, and usually baked

plural loaves \ˈlōvz\

Full Definition of LOAF

:  a shaped or molded mass of bread
:  a shaped or molded often symmetrical mass of food
slang British :  head, mind

Examples of LOAF

  1. slicing a loaf of bread

Origin of LOAF

Middle English lof, from Old English hlāf; akin to Old High German hleib loaf
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with LOAF



: to spend time relaxing instead of working

Full Definition of LOAF

intransitive verb
:  to spend time in idleness

Examples of LOAF

  1. I spent most of the weekend just loafing around the house.
  2. <the kind of sultry August afternoon that makes you just want to loaf>

Origin of LOAF

probably back-formation from loafer
First Known Use: 1835


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