loft

When you loft something, you throw it high into the air, the way a baseball player might loft a ball from the outfield all the way to first base.

Any way you propel an object — whether you throw, kick, or slingshot it — if it launches up and across a distance, you loft it. Another kind of loft is the large, open space above a warehouse or shop in which people live or work. Artists are particularly well known for having apartments or studios in lofts. This is closest to the word's original meaning, "an upper chamber," from the Old English loft, which means "the sky."

Definitions of loft
  1. noun
    floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
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    types:
    artist's loft
    a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
    type of:
    floor, level, storey, story
    a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  2. noun
    floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    synonyms: attic, garret
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    types:
    cockloft
    a small loft or garret
    hayloft, haymow, mow
    a loft in a barn where hay is stored
    type of:
    floor, level, storey, story
    a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  3. noun
    a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept
    synonyms: pigeon loft
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    type of:
    shelter
    a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  4. verb
    store in a loft
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    type of:
    store
    find a place for and put away for storage
  5. noun
    (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
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    type of:
    pitch, rake, slant
    degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
  6. verb
    kick or strike high in the air
    loft a ball”
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    type of:
    hit
    cause to move by striking
  7. verb
    propel through the air
    “The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air”
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    type of:
    impel, propel
    cause to move forward with force
  8. verb
    lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
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    type of:
    lay out
    provide a detailed plan or design
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