noun, plural loaves [lohvz] /loʊvz/.
- the rounded head of a cabbage, lettuce, etc.
- Slang: Older Use. head or brains: Use your loaf.
Words nearby loaf
Origin of loaf1
Definition for loaf (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of loaf2
OTHER WORDS FROM loafun·loaf·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for loaf
This 2-0 was a clear-cut win, a sharp slice through a loaf, no ambiguity, no crumbs.
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
To fill demand, the Martins collaborated with baker John Gendusa who developed a 40-inch loaf of French bread to reduce waste.New Orleans Celebrates Its Favorite Sandwich at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival|Tyler Gillespie|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On two of the most divisive social issues, most Republicans seem to want to concede a quarter loaf and move on.
All the man had in the room to eat was half a loaf of dry bread and two bottles of water.Russian Girl Katia Popova Was Trapped in Her Apartment for Nine Years|Anna Nemtsova|December 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
As a matter of course, they went in, and had a good meal off a loaf which the careless table-maid had left standing on the shelf.The Animal Story Book|Various
At another time he did not have the price of a loaf of bread, and so went hungry.Stevenson's Perfect Virtues|Luther Albertus Brewer
Put a pound of loaf sugar into the pan which receives the juice, and let it remain until the sugar is dissolved.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
They were not the sort of boys who loaf about stores and pool halls, listening to cheap talk.The Shadow Passes|Roy J. Snell
Imagine the princess to be that child, and the stone a loaf that she would fain give to feed a beggar.Uarda, Complete|Georg Ebers
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.