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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Loft


LOFT, noun

1. Properly, an elevation; hence, in a building, the elevation of one story or floor above another; hence, a floor above another; as the second loft; third loft; fourth loft Spenser seems to have used the word for the highest floor or top, and this may have been its original signification.

2. A high room or place.