Meaning of “loaf” in the English Dictionary

"loaf" in British English

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uk /ləʊf/ us /loʊf/ plural loaves

loafverb [ I ]

uk /ləʊf/ us /loʊf/ informal

(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 single piece and can be sliced for eating:

Get a loaf of white bread from the corner store.

loafverb [ I ]

us /loʊf/ infml

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)