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Noun: loaf (loaves)  lowf
  1. A shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating
    - loaf of bread
     
  2. A quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape
    "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"
     
  3. [Brit, informal] That which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason
    - mind, head, brain
     
  4. [Brit, informal] Common sense
    - nous [Brit, informal]
Verb: loaf  lowf
Usage: informal
  1. Be lazy or idle
    "Her son is just loafing around all day";
    - bum [informal], bum around [informal], bum about [informal], arse around [Brit, Cdn, informal], arse about [Brit, Cdn, informal], waste one's time, lounge around, loll, loll around, lounge about, slob [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Spend time in one place doing little or wasting time
    "The high school students like to loaf in the Central Square";
    - loiter, lounge, footle [informal], lollygag [N. Amer, informal], lallygag [N. Amer, informal], hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around, dillydally [informal], dilly-dally [informal], mooch [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: loaves, loafed, loafs, loafing

Type of: be, bread, breadstuff, cognition, common sense, food, good sense, grub [informal], gumption [informal], horse sense [informal], idle, kai [NZ, informal], khana [Asia], knowledge, laze, mother wit, noesis, nosh [Brit, informal], sense, slug [informal], solid food, staff of life, stagnate

Encyclopedia: Loaf