[ lawft, loft ]
/ lɔft, lɒft /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lofted

  • The strength of long putts can generally be more accurately regulated with a lofted putter than with a straight-faced one.

    The Soul of Golf|Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • He lofted the head in his left hand, looking up at the still-open dead eyes.

    Shaman|Robert Shea
  • As a matter of fact it had been lofted high into the air and both I and the caddie had seen it with the most perfect distinctness.

    Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
  • He lofted to the ground with one quick heave, steadied on his swaying feet as the automatic flashed into his hand.

    Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner

British Dictionary definitions for lofted


/ (lɒft) /


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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