|Origin:||lopt 'air, upstairs room'|
a room or space under the roof of a building, usually used for storing things in [= attic]:
under a roofBritish EnglishDHH
Our neighbours have just done a loft conversion (=changed the loft into bedrooms).
a raised area in a barn used for keeping hay or other crops:
on a farmTATBB
a raised area above the main part of a room, usually used for sleeping
part of a roomAmerican English
a space above a business, factory etc that was once used for storing goods, but has been changed into living space:
type of apartment
She's just bought a loft in Manhattan.
a set of cages used to keep pigeons in
the raised place in a church where the organ or choir is