noun, plural loaves [lohvz]. /loʊvz/.
- the rounded head of a cabbage, lettuce, etc.
- Slang: Older Use. head or brains: Use your loaf.
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Definition for loaf (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM loafun·loaf·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for loaf
Toaster ovens can do the trick, of course, but while they’re usually long enough to accommodate these extra-large loaves, they can’t always fit more than one slice at a time.Best toaster: Get perfectly golden slices every time|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular Science
Whether you’re making sourdough bread or loaves made with commercial dry yeast, your bread dough is a living thing.How to help your dough rise to the occasion in winter|Becky Krystal|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Unless you’ve missed every single nutrition article since the early 1990s, you probably know that, in a nutritional face-off, a whole-wheat loaf beats Wonder Bread every time.
I dreamed of space telescopes the size of a loaf of bread—not one, but an army, fanning out into orbit like so many advance scouts.
Remove the loaf from the oven, and place it on a wire rack to cool.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food|Christina Bernstein|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
He had a special knife designed to cut the dense loaf, and a ceremony to precede cutting the cake.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The featured photo for the list, first of all, is as white as a loaf of Wonder Bread and as male as a football locker room.
This 2-0 was a clear-cut win, a sharp slice through a loaf, no ambiguity, no crumbs.
It is built not in a long bun, but in a half-loaf of fresh, tawny-crusted Italian bread.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s|Jane & Michael Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her cramped kitchen she mashed pork fat with oatmeal and sculpted a loaf, which she fried up in patties.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Toward eight o'clock a pretty, capable-looking girl of twelve came out of the house and bought a loaf of bread at the baker's.
The Corn-law compels us to pay three times the value for a loaf of bread.
The brown loaf was cut by a very excited little hostess into five thick squares; the cheese into four.
They were knives; anyway, they were used to spread the delicious morsels of butter on the brown loaf.
A miche is a loaf of fine manchet bread, of good quality; see Cotgrave.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
British Dictionary definitions for loaf (1 of 2)
noun plural loaves (ləʊvz)
Word Origin for loaf
British Dictionary definitions for loaf (2 of 2)
Word Origin for loaf
Idioms and Phrases with loaf
see half a loaf is better than none.