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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Origin of loaf1
Definition for loaf (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of loaf2
synonym study for loaf
OTHER WORDS FROM loafun·loaf·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for loaf
People spoke of mammoth squashes, mammoth radishes, mammoth peaches, and mammoth loaves of bread.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Also in the last week, I made many loaves of sourdough bread.
Sprinkle flour over the top of the loaf, and loosely cover it with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food|Christina Bernstein|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
In Week 3, Metcalf let a Dallas Cowboys defender poke the ball loose as he loafed into the end zone — then later caught the game-winning, last-minute touchdown.Seahawks star DK Metcalf is impossible to miss. So how did the NFL miss on him?|Adam Kilgore|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
I finish them with lemon zest, minced parsley, salt and pepper, and suddenly my stale loaf has a new life.Homemade, seasoned breadcrumbs add crunch and flavor to pastas, vegetables and more|Jesse Szewczyk|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
I watched another three episodes, thinking it might just be a slow start—but no, the amiable, purposeless loafing continues.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.|Tim Teeman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I could only get hold of some of the strong, idle, colored men loafing the streets of Baltimore!Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
What could that chap who was loafing in the hall discover just by seeing King come in here?Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Joe thought the fellow was loafing, so he hit him a clout on the head, and made very uncomplimentary remarks.The Chequers|James Runciman
For a few days Stevey Todd and I lived high on ship's stores, loafing and looking down the valley at the damaged city.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
His companions were loafing gossips, and those who were married would tell their wives.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
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.