What is loaf?

  • (noun): A shaped mass of baked bread.
    Synonyms: loaf of bread
    See also — Additional definitions below


A loaf is a shape, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food. It may refer to a whole article of bread, or meatloaf.

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Tea Loaf
... A tea loaf is an English cake, made with fruit and cinnamon (or other spices), and traditionally served sliced and spread with butter ... Tea loaf is now somewhat old-fashioned but is still available, and is particularly associated with Yorkshire ...
Sugar Loaf Islands
... The Sugar Loaf Islands (often Sugarloaf Islands) (Māori Ngā Motu, "the islands") are a collection of five small uninhabited islands and several sea stacks near Port ... The Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Protected Area (SLIMPA) was established in 1991 to protect the area from oil exploration ...
Sandwich Loaf
... A sandwich loaf is a stacked party entrée that looks like a cake ... To create a sandwich loaf, bread is cut horizontally and spread with layers of filling ... In a simple sandwich loaf the fillings may all be the same, but in more complex creations each layer is different ...
Serbian Christmas Traditions - Christmas - Christmas Dinner - Česnica
... An indispensable part of Christmas dinner is the česnica, a round loaf of bread ... The božićni kolač is a round loaf with a Christogram impressed with a wooden seal on its upper surface ... For each male member of the family a round loaf named ratarica may be prepared – the biggest one for the head, and the smallest one for the youngest boy ...
... A loaf is a shape, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food ... 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" ...

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.

    “A loaf of bread,” the Walrus said,
    “Is what we chiefly need:
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    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 (1874–1936)