loaf

I
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. dough, roll, twist, bun, pastry, mass, lump, cube; see also bread 1 , cake 2 .
v.
1. [To do nothing useful]
Syn. idle, trifle, lounge, kill time, be inactive, be unoccupied, be slothful, be indolent, vegetate, dally, take it easy, laze, twiddle the thumbs, not lift a finger, be lazy, loll, malinger, potter, drift, relax, slack, shirk, waste time, slow down, evade, dillydally, sit around, stand around, slack off, fritter time away, dream, let down, goof off*, bum*, goldbrick*, stall*, lollygag*, hand out*, hold up a corner*, piddle*; see also relax 1 , rest 1 .
2. [To travel at an easy pace]
Syn. loiter, stroll, saunter; see walk 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
lounge about, *goof off, laze, idle, *sit on one's butt, *not lift a finger, vegetate, *lie down on the job, shirk, malinger.
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To pass time without working or in avoiding work: bum1 (around), idle, laze, loiter, lounge, shirk. Slang: diddle2, goldbrick, goof (off). See INDUSTRIOUS.

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  • loaf — Ⅰ. loaf [1] ► NOUN (pl. loaves) ▪ a quantity of bread that is shaped and baked in one piece. ● half a loaf is better than no bread Cf. ↑half a loaf is better than no bread ● use one s loaf Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • Loaf — Loaf, n.; pl. {Loaves}. [OE. lof, laf, AS. hl[=a]f; akin to G. laib, OHG. hleip, Icel. hleifr, Goth. hlaifs, Russ. khlieb , Lith. kl[ e]pas. Cf. {Lady}, {Lammas}, {Lord}.] Any thick lump, mass, or cake; especially, a large regularly shaped or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loaf — loaf; loaf·er·ish; loaf·ing·ly; loaf·er; …   English syllables

  • Loaf — Loaf, v. t. To spend in idleness; with away; as, to loaf time away. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loaf — loaf1 [lōf] n. pl. loaves [lōvz] [ME lof < OE hlaf, akin to Ger laib, OHG hlaib, ON hleifr, Goth hlaifs] 1. a portion of bread baked in one piece, commonly of oblong shape and in a size convenient for table use 2. any mass of food shaped… …   English World dictionary

  • Loaf — Loaf, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Loafed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Loafing}.] [G. laufen to run, Prov. G. loofen. See {Leap}.] To spend time in idleness; to lounge or loiter about. Loafing vagabonds. W. Black. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loaf — [n] block of something bun, cake, cube, dough, lump, mass, pastry, roll, slab, twist; concepts 436,457,460,461 loaf [v] be idle, lazy be inactive, be indolent, be slothful, be unoccupied, bum*, bum around*, dally, dillydally*, dream, drift, evade …   New thesaurus

  • loaf — index procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • loaf — vb *idle, lounge, loll, laze Analogous words: rest, repose, relax (see corresponding nouns at REST): *saunter, stroll, amble Contrasted words: work, labor, toil, travail (see corresponding nouns at WORK) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • loaf — The plural form of the noun is loaves; the third person singular of the verb is loafs …   Modern English usage

  • loaf|er — «LOH fuhr», noun. 1. a person who loafs; idler. 2. a) a shoe resembling a moccasin, but with sole and heel stitched to the upper. b) Loafer, a trademark for such a shoe …   Useful english dictionary

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