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1loft

noun \ˈlft\

: a room or space that is just below the roof of a building and that is often used to store things

: a high section of seats in a church or hall

: an upper floor of a warehouse or business building especially when it is not divided by walls

Full Definition of LOFT

1
:  an upper room or floor :  attic
2
a :  a gallery in a church or hall
b :  one of the upper floors of a warehouse or business building especially when not partitioned <living in a converted loft>
c :  hayloft
3
a :  the backward slant of the face of a golf-club head
b :  the act of lofting
4
:  the thickness of a fabric or insulating material (as goose down)
loft·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
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Examples of LOFT

  1. The kids' bedroom has a loft.
  2. He rents a converted loft.

Origin of LOFT

Middle English, from Old English, air, sky, from Old Norse lopt; akin to Old High German luft air
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to LOFT

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with LOFT

2loft

verb

: to hit or throw (something, such as a ball) so that it rises high in the air

Full Definition of LOFT

transitive verb
1
:  to place, house, or store in a loft
2
:  to propel through the air or into space <lofted a long hit to center> <instruments lofted by a powerful rocket>
3
:  to lay out a full-sized working drawing of the lines and contours of (as a ship's hull)
intransitive verb
1
:  to propel a ball high into the air
2
:  to rise high

Examples of LOFT

  1. He lofted a home run into the stands.
  2. The explosion lofted dust high into the air.

First Known Use of LOFT

1518
LOFTLIKE Defined for Kids

loft

noun \ˈlft\

Definition of LOFT for Kids

1
:  an upper room or upper story of a building
2
:  a balcony in a church
3
:  an upper part of a barn

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