from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shaped mass of bread baked in one piece.
- n. A shaped, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food: veal loaf.
- intransitive v. To pass time at leisure; idle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A block of bread after baking.
- n. Any solid block of food, such as meat.
- n. Shortened from "loaf of bread", the brain or the head (mainly in the phrase use one's loaf).
- n. A solid block of soap, from which standard bars are cut.
- v. To do nothing, to be idle.
- v. To headbutt, (from loaf of bread)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake.
- intransitive v. To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about.
- transitive v. To spend in idleness; -- with away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portion of bread baked in one lump or mass; a regularly shaped or molded mass of bread; hence, any shaped or molded mass of cake, sugar, or the like.
- n. In the medieval ch. in England, the blessed bread; a eulogia.
- To idle away one's time; lounge; dawdle; play the vagabond; stroll idly and without purpose.
- To pass or spend in idleness, as time; spend lazily; dawdle: with away: as, to loaf away whole days.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape
- n. a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
- v. be about
- v. be lazy or idle
The loaf is a hearty multigrain loaf with a thick, crunchy crust.
The taste and crumb are excellent, although the loaf is a little small for my liking.
I was surprised at how soft it is, since the loaf is about the size of a football field.
All such arguments boil down to saying that half a loaf is the same as no bread.
In general, two blacks make a white, half a loaf is the same as no bread.
As Moe and many others have noted, half a loaf is better than none.
'LBJ made it very clear a half a loaf is better than no loaf at all,' Clyburn said Wednesday.
This loaf is based on a Nancy Baggett recipe and is definitely as easy as promised.
This loaf is equally good for breakfast and for dessert.
A 4-6 cup capacity is about the same as a 8×4-in loaf pan, to give you a point for comparison.