On loft, aloft; on high. Cf. Onloft. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Loft), a. Lofty; proud. [R. & Obs.] Surrey.

(Loft"i*ly) adv. [From Lofty.] In a lofty manner or position; haughtily.

(Loft"i*ness), n. The state or quality of being lofty.

(Loft"y) a. [Compar. Loftier ; superl. Loftiest.] [From Loft.]

1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.

See lofty Lebanon his head advance.

2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.

The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.
Is. lvii. 15.

Lofty and sour to them that loved him not
. Shak.

Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.

Syn. — Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic; sublime; proud; haughty. See Tall.

(Log) n. [Heb. log.] A Hebrew measure of liquids, containing 2.37 gills. W. H. Ward.

(Log) n. [Icel. lag a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See Lie to lie prostrate.]

1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing.

2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log, Sw. logg.] (Naut.) An apparatus for measuring the rate of a ship's motion through the water.

The common log consists of the log-chip, or logship, often exclusively called the log, and the log line, the former being commonly a thin wooden quadrant of five or six inches radius, loaded with lead on the arc to make it float with the point up. It is attached to the log line by cords from each corner. This line is divided into equal spaces, called knots, each bearing the same proportion to a mile that half a minute does to an hour. The line is wound on a reel which is so held as to let it run off freely. When the log is thrown, the log-chip is kept by the water from being drawn forward, and the speed of the ship is shown by the number of knots run out in half a minute. There are improved logs, consisting of a piece of mechanism which, being towed astern, shows the distance actually gone through by the ship, by means of the revolutions of a fly, which are registered on a dial plate.

Loeven's larva
(Loev"en's lar"va) [Named after the Swedish zoölogist, S. F. Löven, who discovered it.] (Zoöl.) The peculiar larva of Polygordius. See Polygordius.

(Loffe) v. i. To laugh. [Obs.] Shak.

(Loft) 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. ] 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.

Eutychus . . . fell down from the third loft.
Acts xx. 9.

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