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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)







"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
(Definition of loaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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