What does lofty mean?
Definitions for lofty
ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-lofty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lofty.
exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-mindedadjective
of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
"an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringadjective
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
"an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
gallant, lofty, majestic, proudadjective
having or displaying great dignity or nobility
"a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
high, tall, having great height or stature
idealistic, implying over-optimism
a lofty goal
nickname for a tall (usually male) person
Etymology: noble, from loft.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from loft, or lift.
See lofty Lebanon his head advance,
See nodding forests on the mountains dance. Alexander Pope, Messiah.
Himself to sing and build the lofty rhyme. John Milton.
Man, the tyrant of our sex, I hate,
A lowly servant, but a lofty mate. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.
Lofty and four to them that lov’d him not;
But to those men that sought him, sweet as Summer. William Shakespeare.
lifted high up; having great height; towering; high
fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lofty is ranked #56073 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Lofty surname appeared 365 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lofty.
78.9% or 288 total occurrences were White.
15.6% or 57 total occurrences were Black.
1.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
1.6% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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The numerical value of lofty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of lofty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of lofty in a Sentence
I think the stock market is still the place to be, even though valuations are lofty, the fundamentals are good, most companies are having excellent quarters and the outlook is pretty good.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 1:
How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown!
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
There is a steep and lofty wall, Where my warders trembling stand, He who at speed shall ride round its height, For him shall be my hand.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
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- luftig, ambitioniert, hochGerman
- majestuoso, elevadoSpanish
- ylevä, kopea, korkeaFinnish
- tikoke, tīkokekokeMāori
- ambitieus, hoogstaandDutch
- wysoki, wzniosły, szczytnyPolish
- majestoso, ambiciosoPortuguese
- гордели́вый, высокоме́рный, надме́нный, высо́кий, возвели́ченный, возвы́шенныйRussian
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