[ lawf-ting, lof- ]
/ ˈlɔf tɪŋ, ˈlɒf- /


Hugh,1886–1947, U.S. author of books for children, born in England.

Definition for lofting (2 of 2)


[ 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 forms

loft·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 lofting

  • An interesting case was quoted to me some time since of the success a man achieved in lofting over stymies, and the reason why.

    The Happy Golfer|Henry Leach
  • There was no lofting, and both windows were open, so that a cool breeze was blowing right through.

    Labrador Days|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Horizontal holes are frequently put in and artificial beds made by "lofting."

British Dictionary definitions for lofting


/ (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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