loaf Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"loaf" in British English

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loafnoun

uk   /ləʊf/  us   /loʊf/ (plural loaves)

loaf noun (BREAD)

B2 [C] bread that is ​shaped and ​baked in a ​singlepiece and can be ​sliced for ​eating: two loaves of ​whitebread
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loaf noun (FOOD)

[C or U] a ​dish made of ​meat or ​vegetablescut into ​smallpieces then ​pressed together and ​cooked in a ​singlesolidpiece: meat/​nut loaf

loafverb [I]

uk   /ləʊf/  us   /loʊf/ informal
to ​avoidactivity, ​especiallywork: Stop loafing (about/around) and get on with ​cleaning the ​windows!
(Definition of loaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loaf" in American English

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loafnoun [C]

 us   /loʊf/ (plural loaves  /loʊvz/ )

loaf noun [C] (BREAD)

bread that is ​shaped and ​baked in a ​singlepiece and can be ​sliced for ​eating: Get a loaf of ​whitebread from the ​cornerstore.

loafverb [I]

 us   /loʊf/ infml

loaf verb [I] (AVOID WORK)

to ​avoidactivity, 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)
Translations of “loaf”
in Korean 한 덩어리의 빵…
in Arabic رَغيف…
in Malaysian roti…
in French pain, miche (de pain)…
in Russian буханка, батон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 麵包, 一條(麵包)…
in Italian pane a cassetta, pagnotta, filone di pane…
in Turkish somun ekmek…
in Polish bochenek…
in Spanish pan, barra…
in Vietnamese ổ bánh…
in Portuguese filão, pão…
in Thai ขนมปังแถวหนึ่ง…
in German der Laib…
in Catalan barra, pa (de motlle)…
in Japanese ローフ(焼いたパンのかたまり)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面包, 一条(面包)…
in Indonesian roti…
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