Pronunciation: (lōf),[key] —n., —pl.loavesPronunciation: (lōvz).[key] 1. a portion of bread or cake baked in a mass, usually oblong with a rounded top.
2. a shaped or molded mass of food, as of sugar or chopped meat: a veal loaf. 3. Brit. a. the rounded head of a cabbage, lettuce, etc.
b. Slang(older use). head or brains: Use your loaf.
Pronunciation: (lōf),[key] —v.i. 1. to idle away time: He figured the mall was as good a place as any for loafing. 2. to lounge or saunter lazily and idly: We loafed for hours along the water's edge.
—v.t. to pass idly (usually fol. by away): to loaf one's life away.