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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.
References in classic literature ?
Halfway up the high wall there was a rude timber platform under the upper window, a small loft which was more like a large shelf.
That loft up there is a sort of lumber room without any lumber.
The two lads who slept in the chaff-cutting loft above the harness-room were quickly aroused.
The Simpson incident had shown me that a dog was kept in the stables, and yet, though some one had been in and had fetched out a horse, he had not barked enough to arouse the two lads in the loft.
Only Friar Tuck leaned over the edge of the choir loft and called out to him ere he had gone, "Good den, Sir Knight.
Then straightway he came down from the loft and forthwith performed the marriage service; and so Allan and Ellen were duly wedded.
And he had had a swift vision of his mother and brothers and sisters, their multitudinous wants, the house with its painting and repairing, its street assessments and taxes, and of the coming of children to him and Genevieve, and of his own daily wage in the sail-making loft.
This roof concealed a loft, from which gods and goddesses or any appropriate properties could be let down by mechanical devices.
Why, one morning there came a quantity of people and set to work in the loft.
She thought: accident--terrible accident--blood to the head--fell down a trap door in the loft.
It consisted of one room, bare-roofed and bare-walled of course, with a loft above.
It was but a loft partitioned into two compartments, where they were to rest, but they were well pleased with their lodging and had hoped for none so good.