Primary Meanings of loaf

a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
be lazy or idle
Full Definitions of loaf

n a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

loaf of bread
French loaf
a loaf of French bread
meat loaf, meatloaf
a baked loaf of ground meat
fish loaf
flaked fish baked in a loaf with bread crumbs and various seasonings
Type of:
bread, breadstuff, staff of life
food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

n a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape

“meat loaf
“sugar loaf
“a loaf of cheese”
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loaf sugar, sugar loaf, sugarloaf
a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar
pound cake
rich loaf cake made of a pound each of butter and sugar and flour
heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised
sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig
lunch meat, luncheon meat
any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying
Type of:
food, solid food
any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

v be lazy or idle

bum, bum about, bum around, frig around, loll, loll around, lounge about, lounge around, waste one's time
Type of:
idle, laze, slug, stagnate
be idle; exist in a changeless situation

v be about

footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry
lurch, prowl
loiter about, with no apparent aim
Type of:
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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