A loaf is a shape, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food. It may refer to a whole article of bread, or meatloaf.
The term "loaf" sometimes refers to "head" from the rhyming slang "loaf of bread" (as in "use your loaf" instead of "use your head").
The term "loaf" also refers to laziness, as in when one is "loafing around the house". The present tense form of this is still sometimes spelled "loaves", as in "Jason often loaves around the house when Tim is at work," although most authorities prefer "loafs".
A loafer is someone who loafs, or a casual shoe, most commonly of the moccasin type").
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Famous quotes containing the word loaf:
“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you...”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 26:26,27.
“Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)
“What do you do in the Grand Hotel? Eat, sleep, loaf around, flirt a little, dance a little. A hundred doors leading to one hall. No one knows anything about the person next to them. And when you leave, someone occupies your room, lies in your bed. Thats the end.”
—William A. Drake (19001965)