loft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v loft lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
    • v loft kick or strike high in the air "loft a ball"
    • v loft propel through the air "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air"
    • v loft store in a loft
    • n loft floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    • n loft a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
    • n loft floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
    • n loft (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loft A floor or room placed above another; a story.
    • Loft A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft .
    • a Loft Lofty; proud.
    • Loft (Golf) Pitch or slope of the face of a club (tending to drive the ball upward).
    • Loft That which is lifted up; an elevation.
    • Loft The room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story.
    • v. t Loft To make or furnish with a loft; to cause to have loft; as, a lofted house; a lofted golf-club head. "A wooden club with a lofted face."
    • v. t. & i Loft (Golf) To raise aloft; to send into the air;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loft The air; the sky: same as lift. See on loft (below), aloft.
    • n loft 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 loft 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 loft A gallery or an elevated apartment within a larger apartment, as in a church, hall, barn, etc.: as, an organ-loft; a hay-loft.
    • loft To furnish with a loft.
    • n loft A pigeon-house.
    • n loft The flock of pigeons kept in it.
    • loft To lift; in golf, to play (the ball) into the air in making a stroke.
    • n loft In golf: The act of lofting.
    • n loft The stroke so made.
    • n loft The degree of slope from the vertical of the face of a club.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Loft loft the room or space immediately under a roof: a gallery in a hall or church: an upper room
    • v.t Loft to furnish with a loft:
    • v.t Loft (golf) to strike the ball up by means of a club called the Loft′er
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. lopt, air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft, air, G. luft, Dan. loft, loft, Goth. luftus, air. Cf. Lift (v.) & (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Weatherby looked to Drew, then to the loft ladder against the far wall.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
At the same time the girls in the loft crept across the floor toward the steps.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Or a revival of 'The Wild Duck' in a loft on Bleecker Street?
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Then he pulled it away, and the sail which had formed his bed in the loft rolled down.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
At the same moment Santa Klaus was in the house, in the loft where little Peter Mit had hung his stocking.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
The tired French Canadians went quickly off to their beds in the fish-house loft.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
They climbed the ladder in one corner to the loft where Paul slept.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
At first our manager was baffled how the pirates were to ascend a ladder to their sleeping loft.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Then there was a granary in one corner, and a tool-room near it, and lofts and scaffolds above.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
Beyond the spar-loft the sail-loft had been set aside and fashioned most elegantly for refreshment.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
Away to the loft for your chiss, boy!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The third storey is now the Cathedral library, but was originally the =Lady-chapel=, and was commonly called the Lady-loft.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
He now walked towards the stairs leading to the loft.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
Sometimes I make it in a hay loft.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [May, 1897]" by Various
There he was in the peat loft when I went for the peats, and he had it all as fine as clerk after passon.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
It now remained in the loft for twenty mortal years, and it might have remained longer, had not the house been going to be rebuilt.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
Let's put your cat up in the loft now.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
She had stolen down from the loft this night to meet him at the edge of the woods.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Far up in the loft, struck by a shaft of light from a gable in the roof, the boy was sitting, absorbed in sound.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
From her ropewalks came the rope to hoist the sails made in her sail lofts.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
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In poetry:

They ran their horse on the Langholm howm,
And brake their spears with meikle main;
The ladies lookit frae their loft windows--
"God bring our men weel hame again!"
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
The soothingness and deep-toned tinkle, soft
Happenings of night, in pain there's nothing better.
Save tobacco, or long most looked for letter.
The different roof-sounds. House, shed, loft and scullery.
"Midnight" by Ivor Gurney
Then said she faintly: "O, contrive some way—
Some narrow winding turret, quite mine own,
To reach a loft where I may grieve alone!
It is a slight thing; hence do not, I pray,
This last dear fancy slay!"
"Heiress And Architect" by Thomas Hardy
Or where ripe apples pelt with gold
Some barn--around which, coned with snow,
The wild-potato blooms--she mounts its old
Mossed roof, and through warped sides, the knots have holed,
Lets her long glances glow
Into the loft below.
"Summer Noontide" by Madison Julius Cawein
As we come marching, marching, in the beauty of the day,
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill-lofts gray
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,
For the people hear us singing, "Bread and Roses, Bread and Roses."
"Bread And Roses" by James Oppenheim
It is to hope, tho' hope were loft;
Tho' heaven and earth thy passion crost;
Tho' she were bright as sainted queens above,
And thou the least and meanest swain
That folds his flock upon the plain,
Yet if thou dar'st not hope, thou dost not love.
"Songs" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld

In news:

He hit the clubs, held parties at his Soho loft, lost-weekended out in Sagaponack.
He is hoping to find a tenant for the office space he's carved out of the two buildings that were conjoined by 616 Lofts Development .
Façade upgrades and loft development tops ADICA to-do list.
New York gallerist Stefania Bortolami proves that her curating skills extend beyond art, with a dinner party at her Chelsea loft.
Nah, the designer would rather lounge with guests in her Manhattan loft as she celebrates her growing lifestyle brand with an Indian-themed dinner party .
Nah, the designer would rather lounge with guests in her Manhattan loft as she celebrates her growing lifestyle brand with an Indian-themed dinner party.
Courtesy of Ann Taylor Loft.
Douglas Durst Wants to Put Lofts for Techies and Galleries in Pier 40 to Keep It Afloat.
75 Grand St, Apt 5E A classic Soho loft: light-flooded, top-floor, sleeps three, overlooks a quiet block.
Use color to designate an area of a loft, like here on Hope Street in Williamsburg.
More Events at Loft Lounge at The Clarion.
New acoustic venue – Fiddler's Loft – opens in Water Valley.
New acoustic venue – Fiddler 's Loft – opens in Water Valley.
"When I moved here in 1967, they were giving lofts away," he said.
Thursday concert at The Loft must be rescheduled due to illness.
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In science:

Feroci, et al., LOFT: a large observatory for x-ray timing, in: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, Vol. 7732 of Society of PhotoOptical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, 2010. arXiv:1008.1009 . W. B.
Multiwavelength Astronomy and CTA: X-rays
The disk-halo clouds appear more likely to have been lofted away from the plane in structures that exist for perhaps 10 Myr before breaking up .
The Milky and its Gas: Cold Fountains and Accretion
The effects of potential violations of the no-hair theorem on iron line profiles and quasi-periodic variability may be observed with upcoming or future X-ray missions such as Astro-H, ATHENA and LOFT.
A Metric for Testing the Nature of Black Holes
Gas parcels with densities on the order of 10−2 cm−3 are present throughout the frothy thick disk of ionized and neutral gas lofted by supernova explosions in the plane.
Recent FUSE Observations of Diffuse O VI Emission from the Interstellar Medium
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