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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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Loft

 a flock of pigeons, 1899.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

loft

[ˈlɒft] n
(= attic) → grenier m
(= city apartment) → loft mloft conversion n (British) (= accommodation) → grenier m aménagé
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

loft

[lɒft] nsoffitta, solaio (also hayloft) → granaio, fienile m (Am) → loft m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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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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