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Loft (lŏft), n. [Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to AS. lyft air, G. luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Cf. Lift, v. & n. ] 1. That which is lifted up; an elevation. Hence, especially: (a) The room or space under a roof and above the ceiling of the uppermost story. (b) A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.; as, an organ loft. (c) A floor or room placed above another; a story. especially, an upper story located in a building with a business below, often having no partitions, and in cities sometimes converted into living quarters, or used as studios for artists.
Eutychus . . . fell down from the third loft. Acts xx. 9.
2. (Golf) Pitch or slope of the face of a club (tending to drive the ball upward).
On loft, aloft; on high. Cf. Onloft. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Loft, a. Lofty; proud. [R. & Obs.] Surrey.
Loft, v. t. To make or furnish with a loft; to cause to have loft; as, a lofted house; a lofted golf-club head.
A wooden club with a lofted face. Encyc. of Sport.
Loft, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Lofted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lofting.] To raise aloft; to send into the air; esp. (Golf), to strike (the ball) so that it will go over an obstacle.