at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship
"climbed aloft to unfurl the sail"
"the good news sent her spirits aloft"
at or to great height; high up in or into the air
"eagles were soaring aloft"; "dust is whirled aloft"
in the higher atmosphere above the earth
"weather conditions aloft are fine"
in the air; in the sky
high winds aloft
above, overhead, in a high place; up
in the top, at the masthead, or on the higher yards or rigging.
on high; in the air; high above the ground
in the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven
above; on top of
Origin: [Pref. a- + loft, which properly meant air. See Loft.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of aloft in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of aloft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of aloft
Translations for aloft
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for aloft »
Find a translation for the aloft definition in other languages:
Select another language: