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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.
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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