Definitions for aloftəˈlɔft, əˈlɒft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•loftəˈlɔft, əˈlɒft(adv.)

  1. high up; far above the ground.

  2. on the masts; in the rigging or upper rigging.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. in or into the air.

  4. (prep.)on or at the top of:

    flags flying aloft the castle.

Origin of aloft:

1150–1200; ME o loft < ON ā lopt in the air; see a -1, loft

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

Translations for aloft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


high up; overhead

He held the banner aloft.

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