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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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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?
The problem is induced by the need to take in the widest range of quotidian experience, together with the loftiness proper to an ambitious poem; it is symptomatized by involuntary collapse from the grand to the banal.
Some of them are even built into the trees with safe and sturdy-looking ladders leading you into their leafy loftiness.
He made a single instrument speak the language of the infinite; often he could concentrate into ten lines, which any child can play, poetry of immense loftiness and drama of unequalled action.
Unfortunately, there are some tendencies or unarticulated biases that might assign the loftiness of this goal to its having no hard reality or actual meaning.
He therefore takes the thoughts of others (whether contemporaries or not) out of their mouths, and is content to make them his own, to set his stamp upon them, by imparting to them a more meretricious gloss, a higher relief, a greater loftiness of tone, and a characteristic inveteracy of purpose.
52) The eloquence of the pirate manifesto in The Corsair led another to remark that "we cannot permit this to pass as the sentiment of outlaws of so base a description," bandits who cannot know "the majesty of civil society" and certainly could not "acquire loftiness by degradation.
The staff, charming and helpful, communicate easily in English, with not a hint of loftiness you sometimes find in luxury hotels around the world.
To give an idea of the specialness of such individuals and the loftiness of their rank, at the beginning of Islam and at the end of the Prophet's life (Allah bless him and give him peace), when there were estimated to be as many as one hundred thousand companions, only as few as seven individuals were at the level of scholarship to be able to perform Ijtihad and issue Fatwa independently.
However, ever since his Clare Verantwortung he had been somewhat reluctant to "speak high spiritual words" about "the loftiness of the Godhead and Christ.