What does loaf mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loaf of bread, loaf(noun)

    a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

  2. loaf(verb)

    a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape

    "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"

  3. bum, bum around, bum about, arse around, arse about, fuck off, loaf, frig around, waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about(verb)

    be lazy or idle

    "Her son is just bumming around all day"

  4. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around(verb)

    be about

    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loaf(noun)

    any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake

  2. Loaf(verb)

    to spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about

  3. Loaf(verb)

    to spend in idleness; -- with away; as, to loaf time away

  4. Origin: [OE. lof, laf, AS. hlf; akin to G. laib, OHG. hleip, Icel. hleifr, Goth. hlaifs, Russ. khlieb', Lith. klpas. Cf. Lady, Lammas, Lord.]


  1. Loaf

    Loaf is the first live album release by the jam band moe. Recorded live at The Wetlands Preserve in New York City, New York on November 24 and 25 1995. 2,000 copies were released. It is out of print.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loaf

    lōf, n. a regularly shaped mass of bread: a mass of sugar: any lump:—pl. Loaves (lōvz).—n. Loaf′-sug′ar, refined sugar in the form of a cone.—Loaves and fishes, temporal benefits, the main chance for one's self—from John, vi. 26. [A.S. hláf.]

  2. Loaf

    lōf, v.i. to loiter, pass time idly.—n. Loaf′er.—adj. Loaf′erish. [Prob. directly Ger. läufer, a runner, laufen, to run about.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loaf in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loaf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Americans don’t need crumbs, they need the whole loaf.

  2. Supply Minister Khaled Hanafi:

    We have a system now that counts every single loaf of bread consumed.

  3. Edgar Watson Howe:

    Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.

  4. Clive Staples Lewis:

    We may not be able to get certainty, but we can get probability, and half a loaf is better than no bread.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

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