What does aloft mean?

Definitions for aloftəˈlɔft, əˈlɒft

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aloft.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aloft(adverb)

    at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship

    "climbed aloft to unfurl the sail"

  2. aloft(adverb)


    "the good news sent her spirits aloft"

  3. aloft(adverb)

    at or to great height; high up in or into the air

    "eagles were soaring aloft"; "dust is whirled aloft"

  4. aloft(adverb)

    in the higher atmosphere above the earth

    "weather conditions aloft are fine"


  1. aloft(Adverb)

    in the air; in the sky

    high winds aloft

  2. aloft(Adverb)

    above, overhead, in a high place; up

  3. aloft(Adverb)

    in the top, at the masthead, or on the higher yards or rigging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aloft(adverb)

    on high; in the air; high above the ground

  2. Aloft(adverb)

    in the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven

  3. Aloft

    above; on top of

  4. Origin: [Pref. a- + loft, which properly meant air. See Loft.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aloft

    a-loft′, adv. on high: overhead: at a great height: (naut.) above the deck, at the masthead: sometimes used as equivalent to aloof (Mad. D'Arblay). [Scand.; Icel. á lopt (pron. loft), expressing motion; á lopti, expressing position. Pfx. a- = Icel. á = A.S. on, in. See Loft.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aloft in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aloft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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