Loaf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ləʊf|  American pronunciation of the word loaf
Brit.  |ləʊf|  British pronunciation of the word loaf


- a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
- a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape
meat loaf
sugar loaf
a loaf of cheese


- be lazy or idle (syn: bum, loll)
- be about (syn: footle, hang around, linger, loiter, lounge, lurk, tarry)

Extra examples

I spent most of the weekend just loafing around the house.

...the kind of sultry August afternoon that makes you just want to loaf...

One of the pleasures of being on holiday is the freedom to loaf around without feeling guilty.

They spend all day loafing around on street corners.

Half a loaf is better than no bread. посл.

He cut the loaf into thick slices.

He sawed at the loaf with a blunt knife.

Could you get an extra loaf of bread?

A loaf of bread costs 70p.

Cut several slashes across the top of the loaf before baking.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: loaf
he/she/it: loafs
present participle: loafing
past tense: loafed
past participle: loafed
singular: loaf
plural: loaves
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