[lawf-ting, lof-] /ˈlɔf tɪŋ, ˈlɒf-/
Hugh, 1886–1947, U.S. author of books for children, born in England.
[lawft, loft] /lɔft, lɒft/
a room, storage area, or the like within a sloping roof; attic; garret.
a gallery or upper level in a church, hall, etc., designed for a special purpose:
a choir loft.
an upper story of a business building, warehouse, or factory, typically consisting of open, unpartitioned floor area.
such an upper story converted or adapted to any of various uses, as quarters for living, studios for artists or dancers, exhibition galleries, or theater space.
Also called loft bed. a balcony or platform built over a living area and used especially for sleeping.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. an attic.
the resiliency of fabric or yarn, especially wool.
the thickness of a fabric or of insulation used in a garment, as a down-filled jacket.
verb (used with object)
to hit or throw aloft:
He lofted a fly ball into center field.
to store in a loft.
Shipbuilding. to form or describe (the lines of a hull) at full size, as in a mold loft; lay off.
Archaic. to provide (a house, barn, etc.) with a loft.
verb (used without object)
to hit or throw something aloft, especially a ball.
to go high into the air when hit, as a ball.
the space inside a roof
a gallery, esp one for the choir in a church
a room over a stable used to store hay
an upper storey of a warehouse or factory, esp when converted into living space
a raised house or coop in which pigeons are kept
(sport) to strike or kick (a ball) high in the air
to store or place in a loft
to lay out a full-scale working drawing of (the lines of a vessel’s hull)
“an upper chamber,” c.1300, from late Old English loft “the sky; the sphere of the air,” from Old Norse lopt “air, sky,” originally “upper story, loft, attic” (Scandinavian -pt- pronounced like -ft-), from Proto-Germanic *luftuz “air, sky” (cf. Old English lyft, Dutch lucht, Old High German luft, German Luft, Gothic luftus “air”).
Sense development is from “loft, ceiling” to “sky, air.” Buck suggests ultimate connection with Old High German louft “bark,” louba “roof, attic,” etc., with development from “bark” to “roof made of bark” to “ceiling,” though this did not directly inform the meaning “air, sky.” But Watkins says this is “probably a separate Germanic root.” Meaning “gallery in a church” first attested c.1500.
“to hit a ball high in the air,” 1856, originally in golf, from loft (n.). Related: Lofted; lofting. An earlier sense was “to put a loft on” (a building), 1560s; also “to store (goods) in a loft” (1510s).
noun, Golf. 1. a club whose head has a sloped face, for lofting the ball.
[lawfts-muh n, lofts-] /ˈlɔfts mən, ˈlɒfts-/ noun, plural loftsmen. Shipbuilding. 1. a person who prepares molds and patterns. /ˈlɒftsmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a person who reproduces in actual size a draughtsman’s design for a ship or an aircraft, working on the floor of a building (mould loft) with a large floor area
[lawf-tee, lof-] /ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-/ adjective, loftier, loftiest. 1. extending high in the air; of imposing height; towering: lofty mountains. 2. exalted in rank, dignity, or character; eminent. 3. elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech. 4. arrogantly or condescendingly superior in manner; haughty: to treat someone in a lofty manner. 5. […]
logagnosia log·ag·no·sia (lŏg’āg-nō’zhə) n. See aphasia.