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Definition of loaf noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(pl. loaves
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  • an amount of bread that has been shaped and baked in one piece a loaf of bread Two white loaves, please. a sliced loaf see also meatloaf
  • Idioms
    half a loaf is better than none (saying)
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    you should be grateful for something, even if it is not as good, much, etc. as you really wanted; something is better than nothing
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: loaf