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loft

1. the space inside a roof
2. a gallery, esp one for the choir in a church
3. a room over a stable used to store hay
4. an upper storey of a warehouse or factory, esp when converted into living space
5. a raised house or coop in which pigeons are kept
6. Sport
a. (in golf) the angle from the vertical made by the club face to give elevation to a ball
b. elevation imparted to a ball
c. a lofting stroke or shot

Loft

An open space beneath a roof often used for storage; one of the upper floors of a warehouse or factory, typically unobstructed except for columns, with high ceilings; the upper space in a church, choir or organ loft.

loft

[lȯft]
(building construction)
An upper part of a building.
A work area in a factory or warehouse.
(textiles)
The quality of resilience possessed by wool that permits it to return to its original shape after deformation.
The degree of bulkiness of manufactured fibers and blends.

loft

1. Unceiled space beneath a roof, often used for storage. Also see attic, garret.
2. Upper space in a barn, e.g., cockloft, hayloft.
3. Upper space in a church or concert hall, e.g., choir loft, organ loft. Also see rood loft.
4. Unpartitioned space in a loft building.
5. In a theater stagehouse, the space between the top of the proscenium and the grid.
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Such were their spiritual qualities, which were lofty in commensuration with their (individual) capacities, and in accord with the path of practice to which they were facilitated by virtue of the grace of their knowledge of Allah Most High, such that they occupied themselves in perpetual devotional works in line with the loftiness of their state.
True to the subtitle, the book provides pathways into thinking about key themes, concepts, and issues in moral theology, an approach that simultaneously underscores the loftiness of the calling and grounds it in common experiences.
THE extravaganza of linen, loftiness and literature that is the Hay Festival is upon us once more.
Workplace spirituality is an effort to make sensitivity towards beyond-personal, intra-personal, extra-personal and inter-personal relations in work-life for personal priding in order to achieve human loftiness [2].
his greatest failing, the gift of inspiring others, particularly women, with a sense of the loftiness of his moral principles.
The same holds true for Earth's continents and mountain ranges, which maintain their loftiness by having deep, buoyant "roots" that extend into the upper mantle.
There is none of the loftiness of a poet reaching for the stars here.
But there was still a dedication which needed to be performed--not of graves or a cemetery, but a dedication of the hearts of those standing around--by the 15,000 spectators who crammed into Gettysburg for the ceremonies, by the dignitaries and generals and politicians who would sit stiffly on the 12x20-foot platform--dedicating themselves in a peculiar form of baptism to the true loftiness of the democratic faith.
The Prime Minister said today, a nation's global status is determined among other things by the creative potential of its people, the loftiness of their ideals, and strength of their vision and power of their dreams.
And let's not forget the marvellous new Elgar Concert Hall, whose wooden surfaces and loftiness blend intimacy with spaciousness in a stunning combination of looks and sonic engineering.
Although the book has been described as putting forward an original proposition, it ends up providing a spurious logic wrapped in a tone of moral loftiness.
STEPHENS: I do appreciate the loftiness of the focus on higher demand, higher wage jobs, but I just wonder how many of you grew up poor?