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1. loaf

noun. ['ˈloʊf'] a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating.

Synonyms

  • bread
  • loaf of bread
  • French loaf
  • heel
  • meat loaf
  • staff of life
  • meatloaf

Antonyms

  • employed
  • supported
  • active
  • profitable

Etymology

  • lof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loef (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Words that Rhyme with Loaf

  • sroufe
  • plouffe
  • plouff
  • shoaff
  • shoaf
  • knouff
  • houff

Example sentences of the word loaf


1. Noun, singular or mass
Shape into a loaf or place in a bread loaf pan to cook.

2. Adjective
Stick a bamboo skewer through the cake tower and through the loaf base to stabilise the top.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Spray each mini loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Quotes containing the word loaf


1. Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.
- Jack London

2. love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
- Kahlil Gibran, Prophet Hb

3. A book of verses underneath the boughA flask of wine, a loaf of bread and thouBeside me singing in the wildernessAnd wilderness is paradise now.
- Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald's The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

2. loaf

verb. ['ˈloʊf'] be lazy or idle.

Synonyms

  • lounge around
  • arse about
  • frig around
  • waste one's time
  • fuck off
  • loll around
  • stagnate
  • arse around
  • bum
  • bum around
  • idle
  • laze
  • slug
  • lounge about
  • bum about

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • converge
  • be well
  • agree

Etymology

  • lof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loef (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

3. loaf

noun. ['ˈloʊf'] a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape.

Synonyms

  • scrapple
  • solid food
  • sugarloaf
  • food
  • loaf sugar
  • pound cake
  • lunch meat
  • haslet
  • sugar loaf
  • luncheon meat

Antonyms

  • stay
  • worker
  • superior
  • effective

Etymology

  • lof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loef (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

4. loaf

verb. ['ˈloʊf'] be about.

Synonyms

  • be
  • lurk
  • mess about
  • lounge
  • loiter
  • lollygag
  • prowl
  • footle
  • lallygag
  • tarry
  • hang around
  • mill around
  • lurch
  • mill about

Antonyms

  • serious
  • run
  • stand still
  • rush

Etymology

  • lof (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loef (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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