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loaf - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'loaf' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Loaf [ n.]
- Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake.
2 . Loaf [ v. i.]
- To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about.
3 . Loaf [ v. t.]
- To spend in idleness; -- with away; as, to loaf time away.

Meaning of 'loaf' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . loaf [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape
Example in sentence:
  • a loaf of cheese;
  • meat loaf;
  • sugar loaf
2 . loaf [ v]
Meaning (2):
- be lazy or idle
Example in sentence:
  • Her son is just bumming around all day
Meaning (3):
- be about
Example in sentence:
  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square;
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?