from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large, usually unpartitioned floor over a factory, warehouse, or other commercial or industrial space.
- n. Such a floor converted into an apartment or artist's studio.
- n. An open space under a roof; an attic or garret.
- n. A gallery or balcony, as in a church.
- n. A hayloft.
- n. Sports The backward slant of the face of a golf club head, designed to drive the ball in a high arc.
- n. Sports A golf stroke that drives the ball in a high arc.
- n. Sports The upward course of a ball driven in a high arc.
- n. The thickness of a fabric or yarn.
- n. The thickness of an item, such as a down comforter, that is filled with compressible insulating material.
- transitive v. To put, store, or keep in a loft.
- transitive v. To propel in a high arc: lofted the ball into the outfield.
- transitive v. Nautical To lay out a full-size drawing of (the parts of a ship's hull, for example).
- intransitive v. To propel something, especially a ball, in a high arc.
- intransitive v. To rise high into the air.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. air, the air; the sky, the heavens.
- n. An attic or similar space (often used for storage) in the roof of a house or other building.
- n. The thickness of a soft object when not under pressure.
- v. To propel high into the air.
- v. To throw the ball erroneously through the air instead of releasing it on the lane's surface.
- adj. lofty; proud; haughty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is lifted up; an elevation.
- n. The room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story.
- n. A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc..
- n. A floor or room placed above another; a story.
- n. Pitch or slope of the face of a club (tending to drive the ball upward).
- adj. Lofty; proud.
- transitive v. To make or furnish with a loft; to cause to have loft.
- v. To raise aloft; to send into the air
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The air; the sky: same as lift. See on loft (below), aloft.
- n. A room or space between a ceiling or flooring and the roof immediately above it; the space below and between the rafters; a garret.
- n. A floor or room above another or others; an upper story; especially, in the United States, one of the upper stories of a warehouse or other mercantile building, or of a factory.
- n. A gallery or an elevated apartment within a larger apartment, as in a church, hall, barn, etc.: as, an organ-loft; a hay-loft.
- To furnish with a loft.
- n. A pigeon-house.
- n. The flock of pigeons kept in it.
- To lift; in golf, to play (the ball) into the air in making a stroke.
- n. In golf: The act of lofting.
- n. The stroke so made.
- n. The degree of slope from the vertical of the face of a club.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
- n. (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
- v. kick or strike high in the air
- n. floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
- v. propel through the air
- n. floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
- v. store in a loft
- n. a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
Middle English, sky, upstairs room, from Old English, air, from Old Norse lopt, upstairs room, sky, air.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English lofte ("air, sky, upper region, loft"), from Old English loft, of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse lopt ("upper chamber, attic, region of sky, air"), from Proto-Germanic *luftuz (“air, sky”). Akin to Old High German luft "air" (German Luft), Old English lyft ("air"). More at lift, aloft. (Wiktionary)