loft

[ lawft, loft ]
/ lɔft, lɒft /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to hit or throw something aloft, especially a ball.
to go high into the air when hit, as a ball.

Origin of loft

before 1000; Middle English lofte (noun), late Old English loft < Old Norse lopt upper chamber or region, the air, sky. See lift
Related formsloft·less, adjectiveun·der·loft, nounwell-loft·ed, adjective
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loft

/ (lɒft) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for loft

Late Old English, from Old Norse lopt air, ceiling; compare Old Danish and Old High German loft (German Luft air)
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