Loaf meaning

lōf
A shaped mass of bread baked in one piece.
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The definition of a loaf is an oblong shaped mass of baked food, such as bread or meat.

An example of a loaf is a package of sliced bread.

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Loaf is defined as to lounge around.

An example of loaf is spending a Saturday afternoon laying on the couch.

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Any mass of food shaped somewhat like a loaf of bread and baked.

Meatloaf.

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(Cockney rhyming slang) To headbutt, (from loaf of bread)
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(intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.

Loaf about, loaf around.

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A shaped, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food.

Veal loaf.

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To pass time at leisure; idle.
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A portion of bread baked in one piece, commonly of oblong shape and in a size convenient for table use.
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(brit., slang) Head or brain.
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To spend time idly; loiter or lounge about; idle, dawdle, etc.
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To spend (time) idly.
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(also loaf of bread) A block of bread after baking.
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Any solid block of food, such as meat or sugar.

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(Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened from "loaf of bread", the brain or the head (mainly in the phrase use one's loaf).
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A solid block of soap, from which standard bars are cut.
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Origin of loaf

  • Middle English lof from Old English hlāf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably back-formation from loafer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English lof, laf, from Old English hlāf (“loaf, cake, bread, food, sacramental bread"), from Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz (“bread, loaf"), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Old English hlÄ«fan (“to stand out prominently, tower up"). Cognate with Scots laif (“loaf"), German Laib (“loaf"), Swedish lev (“loaf"), Russian хлеб (hleb, “bread, loaf").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably a back-formation from loafer.

    From Wiktionary