ETYM Icel. lopt air, heaven, loft, upper room; akin to as. lyft air, German luft, Dan. loft loft, Goth. luftus air. Related to Lift.
1. A large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space.
2. A raised shelter in which pigeons are kept; SYN. pigeon loft.
3. An open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage; SYN. attic, garret.