What does LOFT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loftnoun

    floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

  2. loft, attic, garretnoun

    floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

  3. loftnoun

    (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

  4. loft, pigeon loftverb

    a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept

  5. loftverb

    store in a loft

  6. loftverb

    propel through the air

    "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air"

  7. loftverb

    kick or strike high in the air

    "loft a ball"

  8. loftverb

    lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull

GCIDE

  1. Loftnoun

    That which is lifted up; an elevation. Hence, especially: (a) The room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story. (b) A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft. (c) A floor or room placed above another; a story. especially, an upper story located in a building with a business below, often having no partitions, and in cities sometimes converted into living quarters, or used as studios for artists.

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

Wiktionary

  1. loftnoun

    air, the air; the sky, the heavens.

    Etymology: lofte, from loft, of origin, from lopt, from luftuz. Akin to luft "air" ( Luft), lyft. More at lift, aloft.

  2. loftnoun

    An attic or similar space (often used for storage) in the roof of a house or other building.

    Etymology: lofte, from loft, of origin, from lopt, from luftuz. Akin to luft "air" ( Luft), lyft. More at lift, aloft.

  3. loftnoun

    The thickness of a soft object when not under pressure.

    Etymology: lofte, from loft, of origin, from lopt, from luftuz. Akin to luft "air" ( Luft), lyft. More at lift, aloft.

  4. loftverb

    To propel high into the air.

    Etymology: lofte, from loft, of origin, from lopt, from luftuz. Akin to luft "air" ( Luft), lyft. More at lift, aloft.

  5. loftverb

    erroneously throwing a ball through the air instead of releasing it on the lane's surface.

    Etymology: lofte, from loft, of origin, from lopt, from luftuz. Akin to luft "air" ( Luft), lyft. More at lift, aloft.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loftnoun

    that which is lifted up; an elevation

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

  2. Loftnoun

    the room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

  3. Loftnoun

    a gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

  4. Loftnoun

    a floor or room placed above another; a story

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

  5. Loftadjective

    lofty; proud

    Etymology: [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ]

Freebase

  1. Loft

    A loft can be an upper storey or attic in a building, directly under the roof. Alternatively, a loft apartment refers to large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use from some other use, often light industrial. Adding to the confusion, some converted lofts include upper open loft areas. Within certain upper loft areas exist even further lofts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loft

    loft, n. the room or space immediately under a roof: a gallery in a hall or church: an upper room.—v.t. to furnish with a loft: (golf) to strike the ball up by means of a club called the Loft′er.—adv. Loft′ily.—n. Loft′iness.—adj. Loft′y, high in position, character, sentiment, or diction: stately: haughty.—Lofted house (Scot.), a house of more than one story.—Cock of the loft, the head or chief of a set. [Ice. lopt (loft), the sky, an upper room; A.S. lyft, Ger. luft, the air.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Loft

    An Americanism for storey. In the United States it is usual to say a house contains so many “lofts” instead of storeys.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOFT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOFT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of LOFT in a Sentence

  1. Niliflash:

    Don't expect the LOVE hidden in a LOFT to be soft like a LOAF.

  2. Matt Hemingway:

    Trampolines are very easy to loft into the air during high winds.

  3. California Rory McIlroy:

    A couple of things in Dubai I wasn't quite happy with, so I worked on those in Florida last week, i tweaked my driver a little bit. I felt like I was struggling to turn it over from right-to-left, so I put the loft up. I felt like the rest of my game was in pretty good shape.

  4. Anne Frank:

    Mrs. Van Daan's grizzling is absolutely unbearable; now she can't any longer drive us crazy over the invasion, she nags us the whole day long about the bad weather. It really would be nice to dump her in a bucket of cold water and put her up in the loft.

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