Meaning of “loft” in the English Dictionary

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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 firm specializes in loft conversions (= making lofts into rooms).

US an upper floor or room

an apartment in a large building 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 raised area built 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 right field.

(Definition of “loft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)