Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “loaf”

loaf

noun [C]  /loʊf/ (plural loaves  /loʊvz/) us  

loaf noun [C] (BREAD)

bread that is shaped and baked in a single piece and can be sliced for eating: Get a loaf of white bread from the corner store.

loaf

verb [I]  /loʊf/ infml us  

loaf verb [I] (AVOID WORK)

to avoid activity, esp. work: He just wanted to loaf for a while before beginning the new job.
(Definition of loaf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of loaf?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “loaf”

Definitions of “loaf” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

nip

to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More