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Definition 1: a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for loaf in the sense of this definition

(loaf is a kind of ...) food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked

(... is a kind of loaf ) a loaf of French bread

(... is a kind of loaf ) a baked loaf of ground meat

(loaf is a part of ...) one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

Definition 2: a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape - [noun denoting food]

Samples where loaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • meat loaf
  • sugar loaf
  • a loaf of cheese

(loaf is a kind of ...) any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

"food and drink"

(... is a kind of loaf ) a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar

(... is a kind of loaf ) rich loaf cake made of a pound each of butter and sugar and flour

(... is a kind of loaf ) heart and liver and other edible viscera especially of hogs; usually chopped and formed into a loaf and braised

(... is a kind of loaf ) sausage or jellied loaf made of chopped parts of the head meat and sometimes feet and tongue of a calf or pig

(... is a kind of loaf ) any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold

(... is a kind of loaf ) scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying

Definition 3: be about - [verb of stative]

Samples where loaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
  • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Synonyms for loaf in the sense of this definition

(loaf is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of loaf ) loiter about, with no apparent aim

Definition 4: be lazy or idle - [verb of stative]

Samples where loaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her son is just bumming around all day

Synonyms for loaf in the sense of this definition

(loaf is a kind of ...) be idle; exist in a changeless situation

"The old man sat and stagnated on his porch" "He slugged in bed all morning"

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