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."

Primary Meanings of loft

1.
nv
floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
store in a loft
2.
nv
(golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
kick or strike high in the air
3.
v
lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull
Full Definitions of loft
1

n floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

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

n floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

Synonyms:
attic, garret
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

n a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept

Synonyms:
pigeon loft
Type of:
shelter
a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

v store in a loft

Type of:
store
find a place for and put away for storage
2

n (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

Type of:
pitch, rake, slant
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

v kick or strike high in the air

loft a ball”
Type of:
hit
cause to move by striking

v propel through the air

“The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air”
Type of:
impel, propel
cause to move forward with force
3

v lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull

Type of:
lay out
provide a detailed plan or design

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