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loftnoun [C]

uk   /lɒft/  us   /lɑːft/
C2 a ​space at the ​top of a ​building under the ​roof used for ​storing things and usually ​entered by a ladder, or sometimes made into a ​room for ​living in: The ​firmspecializes in loft conversions (= making lofts into ​rooms). US an ​upperfloor or ​room an ​apartment in a ​largebuilding that was ​previously used for ​industry

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loftverb [T]

uk   /lɒft/  us   /lɑːft/
(Definition of loft from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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loftnoun [C]

 us   /lɔft/
  • loft noun [C] (ROOF SPACE)

a ​space at the ​top of a ​building under the ​roof, used for ​storage or sometimes made into a ​room, or a ​raisedareabuilt over ​part of a ​room that is used esp. for ​sleeping A loft can also be an ​apartment in a ​building that was ​previously used for ​industry: She ​lives in a ​converted loft.

loftverb [T]

 us   /lɔft/
  • loft verb [T] (HIT)

to ​hit a ​ball high in the ​air: The ​batter lofted the ​ball into ​rightfield.
(Definition of loft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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