Pronunciation Noun

loft (plural lofts)

  1. (obsolete, except in derivatives) air, the air; the sky, the heavens.
  2. An attic or similar space (often used for storage) in the roof of a house or other building.
  3. (textiles) The thickness of a soft object when not under pressure.
  4. A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.
    an organ loft
  5. (golf) The pitch or slope of the face of a golf club (tending to drive the ball upward).
  6. (obsolete) A floor or room placed above another.
    • Bible, Acts xx. 9
      Eutychus […] fell down from the third loft.
Translations Verb

loft (lofts, present participle lofting; past and past participle lofted)

  1. (transitive) To propel high into the air.
  2. (intransitive) To fly or travel through the air, as though propelled
    • 2004, Wallace Akin, The Forgotten Storm:
      When she saw houses lofting past her window, she ran to the child, who slept on a feather bed and she gathered the coverlet around them both.
  3. (bowling) To throw the ball erroneously through the air instead of releasing it on the lane's surface.
  4. (transitive) To furnish with a loft space.
    • 1853, Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command
      Two sisters, one under fifteen years of age, have lofted the house, so as to have a room for themselves.
Translations Adjective


  1. (obsolete, rare) lofty; proud; haughty


loft (plural lofts)

  1. (nuclear industry) loss of fluid test
  • loss of fluid test

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