Loaf (?), n.; pl. Loaves (#). [OE. lof, laf, AS. hlaf; akin to G. laib, OHG. hleip, Icel. hleifr, Goth. hlaifs, Russ. khlieb', Lith. klepas. Cf. Lady, Lammas, Lord.]

Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread, sugar, or cake.


Loaf sugar, refined sugar that has been formed into a conical loaf in a mold.


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Loaf, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loafed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Loafing.] [G. laufen to run, Prov. G. loofen. See Leap.]

To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about.

" Loafing vagabonds."

W. Black.


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Loaf, v. t.

To spend in idleness; -- with away; as, to loaf time away.


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