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loft angle of a 9-iron golf club

loft

 (lôft, lŏft)
n.
1.
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.
2.
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.
6.
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
v.tr.
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).
v.intr.
1. To propel something, especially a ball, in a high arc.
2. To rise high into the air.

[Middle English, sky, upstairs room, from Old English, air, from Old Norse lopt, upstairs room, sky, air.]

loft

(lɒft)
n
1. (Architecture) the space inside a roof
2. (Architecture) a gallery, esp one for the choir in a church
3. (Architecture) a room over a stable used to store hay
4. (Architecture) an upper storey of a warehouse or factory, esp when converted into living space
5. (Architecture) a raised house or coop in which pigeons are kept
6. (Golf) sport
a. (in golf) the angle from the vertical made by the club face to give elevation to a ball
b. elevation imparted to a ball
c. a lofting stroke or shot
vb (tr)
7. sport to strike or kick (a ball) high in the air
8. to store or place in a loft
9. (Nautical Terms) to lay out a full-scale working drawing of (the lines of a vessel's hull)
[Late Old English, from Old Norse lopt air, ceiling; compare Old Danish and Old High German loft (German Luft air)]

loft

(lɔft, lɒft)
n.
1. a room, storage area, or the like within a sloping roof; attic; garret.
2. a gallery or upper level in a church, hall, etc., for a special purpose: a choir loft.
4. an upper story of a business building, warehouse, or factory, typically consisting of open floor area without partitions.
5. such an upper story converted or adapted to any of various uses, as quarters for living, studios for artists or dancers, exhibition galleries, or theater space.
6. Also called loft′ bed`. a balcony or platform built over a living area and used for sleeping.
7. Golf.
a. the slope of the face of the head of a club backward from the vertical, tending to drive the ball upward.
b. the act of lofting.
c. a lofting stroke.
8. the resiliency of fabric or yarn, esp. wool.
9. the thickness of a fabric or of insulation used in a garment, as a down-filled jacket.
v.t.
10. to hit or throw aloft: He lofted a fly ball into center field.
11. Golf.
a. to slant the face of (a club).
b. to hit (a golf ball) into the air or over an obstacle.
c. to clear (an obstacle) in this manner.
12. to store in a loft.
v.i.
13. to hit or throw something, esp. a ball, aloft.
14. to go high into the air when hit, as a ball.
[before 1000; Middle English lofte (n.), late Old English loft < Old Norse lopt upper region]

Loft

 a flock of pigeons, 1899.

loft


Past participle: lofted
Gerund: lofting

Imperative
loft
loft
Present
I loft
you loft
he/she/it lofts
we loft
you loft
they loft
Preterite
I lofted
you lofted
he/she/it lofted
we lofted
you lofted
they lofted
Present Continuous
I am lofting
you are lofting
he/she/it is lofting
we are lofting
you are lofting
they are lofting
Present Perfect
I have lofted
you have lofted
he/she/it has lofted
we have lofted
you have lofted
they have lofted
Past Continuous
I was lofting
you were lofting
he/she/it was lofting
we were lofting
you were lofting
they were lofting
Past Perfect
I had lofted
you had lofted
he/she/it had lofted
we had lofted
you had lofted
they had lofted
Future
I will loft
you will loft
he/she/it will loft
we will loft
you will loft
they will loft
Future Perfect
I will have lofted
you will have lofted
he/she/it will have lofted
we will have lofted
you will have lofted
they will have lofted
Future Continuous
I will be lofting
you will be lofting
he/she/it will be lofting
we will be lofting
you will be lofting
they will be lofting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lofting
you have been lofting
he/she/it has been lofting
we have been lofting
you have been lofting
they have been lofting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lofting
you will have been lofting
he/she/it will have been lofting
we will have been lofting
you will have been lofting
they will have been lofting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lofting
you had been lofting
he/she/it had been lofting
we had been lofting
you had been lofting
they had been lofting
Conditional
I would loft
you would loft
he/she/it would loft
we would loft
you would loft
they would loft
Past Conditional
I would have lofted
you would have lofted
he/she/it would have lofted
we would have lofted
you would have lofted
they would have lofted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loft - floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial spaceloft - floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
artist's loft - a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
2.loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roofloft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
cockloft - a small loft or garret
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
hayloft, mow, haymow - a loft in a barn where hay is stored
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
3.loft - (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
rake, slant, pitch - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
4.loft - a raised shelter in which pigeons are keptloft - a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
shelter - a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
Verb1.loft - store in a loft
store - find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some"
2.loft - propel through the air; "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air"
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
3.loft - kick or strike high in the air; "loft a ball"
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
4.loft - lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
lay out - provide a detailed plan or design; "She laid out her plans for the new house"
Translations
عَلِّيَةٌعِلِيَّه
půda
loft
ullakko
tavan
padlás
háaloft, hanabjálki
屋根裏
다락방
iškilęslabai aukštas
bēniņi
povala
vind
ห้องเพดาน
gác xép

loft

[lɒft]
A. N (= attic) → desván m; (= hay loft) → pajar m; (in church) → galería f; (= apartment) → loft m aprovechamiento doméstico de un espacio industrial
B. VT [+ ball] → lanzar por lo alto

loft

[ˈlɒft] n
(= attic) → grenier m
(= city apartment) → loft mloft conversion n (British) (= accommodation) → grenier m aménagé

loft

n
Boden m, → Speicher m; (= hay loft)Heuboden m; in the loftauf dem Boden or Speicher
(= organ loft, choir loft)Empore f
vt (Sport) → hochschlagen; he lofted the ball over the fenceer schlug den Ball im hohen Bogen über den Zaun

loft

[lɒft] nsoffitta, solaio (also hayloft) → granaio, fienile m (Am) → loft m inv

loft

(loft) noun
a room or space under a roof. They kept a lot of spare furniture in the loft.
ˈlofty adjective
1. very high. a lofty building.
2. haughty or proud. a lofty attitude.
ˈloftily adverb
ˈloftiness noun

loft

عَلِّيَةٌ půda loft Dachboden υπερώο buhardilla ullakko grenier tavan soffitta 屋根裏 다락방 zolder loft strych sótão чердак vind ห้องเพดาน tavan arası gác xép 阁楼
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I climbed up into the loft and threw down the hay for her, while she unharnessed her team.
I say, Towler," said the hostler, "just run up the ladder into the loft and put some hay down into this horse's rack, will you?
There is danger that our humble friend Tom be neglected amid the adventures of the higher born; but, if our readers will accompany us up to a little loft over the stable, they may, perhaps, learn a little of his affairs.
Now, Huck," said Tom, "we'll hide the money in the loft of the widow's woodshed, and I'll come up in the morning and we'll count it and divide, and then we'll hunt up a place out in the woods for it where it will be safe.
But whilst thus engaged, whilst in the act of throwing down some blades from the loft, Mr.
A frequent interlude of these performances was the enactment of the part of Eutychus by some half-dozen of little girls, who, overpowered with sleep, would fall down, if not out of the third loft, yet off the fourth form, and be taken up half dead.
They rested on some straw in a loft until the middle of the night, and then rode forward again when all the town was asleep.
As there was a loft above, I called, "Is there any one here?
This child, for whom my poor sister would go to the town, five or six leagues off, to purchase the earliest fruits and the most tempting sweetmeats, preferred to Palma grapes or Genoese preserves, the chestnuts stolen from a neighbor's orchard, or the dried apples in his loft, when he could eat as well of the nuts and apples that grew in my garden.
This hole communicated with a kind of loft -- the space between the floor of the king's room and the ceiling of the one below it.
demanded the son, as they came out of a rigger's loft.
Well, he was up in the loft at the time, so that I could not put it into his own hands, but I gave it into Mrs.