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loft

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: House, Buildings
loftloft1 /lɒft $ lɒːft/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 under a roof British EnglishDHH a room or space under the roof of a building, usually used for storing things in syn attic 🔊 Our neighbours have just done a loft conversion (=changed the loft into bedrooms).2 on a farmTATBB a raised area in a barn used for keeping hay or other crops in 🔊 a hayloft3 part of a room American English a raised area above the main part of a room, usually used for sleeping4 type of apartment a space above a business, factory etc that was once used for storing goods, but has been changed into living space 🔊 She’s just bought a loft in Manhattan.5 for birdsDLH a set of cages used to keep pigeons in6 in a churchTBB the raised place in a church where the organ or choir is
Examples from the Corpus
loftThe part of the barn sited on top of these areas thus became a loft raised above the threshing floor.Marris lives in a loft in lower Manhattan.the choir lofta hay loftI had somehow gotten it into my head that loft and locomotion could only be achieved through a two-step process.A trussed roof prevents free movement around the loft, as there are many timbers to climb over or through.We love being up in the loft with him.Working in the loft Working in the loft is unpleasant and somewhat hazardous.loft conversionGreg starts fantasising about a loft conversion.We put the tacker through its paces on a loft conversion.Done in a sympathetic way, a loft conversion can blend in almost anywhere.Provided there is space you will be able to install a traditional-style staircase for access to your loft conversion.
Related topics: Golf, Cricket
loftloft2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DSGDSCto hit a ball very high in golf or cricket
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loftHostetler capped the drive by evading the pass rush, scrambling to his left and lofting a four-yard touchdown pass to Jett.Rumors swept up from the factory floor and lofted back down again from the cubicles of middle management.A good filling will retain its resilience and ability to loft for many years.Random stitching: Some synthetic bags are quilted in a random-stitch pattern, intended to allow the filling to loft more easily.A halo rich with rust is lofted round the heads Of James and John and Peter.Dollar hit Johnson under the basket, and he lofted the ball in over his head.Always be sure that the lifting kite is stable before thinking about lofting the camera.David Justice was next, and he lofted what appeared to be a routine fly ball to medium center.
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Verb table
loft
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyloft
he, she, itlofts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylofted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lofted
he, she, ithas lofted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lofted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill loft
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lofted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lofting
he, she, itis lofting
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you, we, theyare lofting
Past
I, he, she, itwas lofting
you, we, theywere lofting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lofting
he, she, ithas been lofting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lofting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lofting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lofting
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