What does lofty mean?

Definitions for lofty
ˈlɔf ti, ˈlɒf-lofty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded(adj)

    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"

  2. eminent, lofty, soaring, towering(adj)

    of imposing height; especially standing out above others

    "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"

  3. gallant, lofty, majestic, proud(adj)

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"

Wiktionary

  1. lofty(Adjective)

    high, tall, having great height or stature

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  2. lofty(Adjective)

    idealistic, implying over-optimism

    a lofty goal

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  3. lofty(Adjective)

    extremely proud

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

  4. Lofty(ProperNoun)

    nickname for a tall (usually male) person

    Etymology: noble, from loft.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lofty

    lifted high up; having great height; towering; high

  2. Lofty

    fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lofty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lofty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lofty in a Sentence

  1. Joshua L. Chamberlain, General Commander 20th Maine, Union Forces,:

    We know not of the future, and cannot plan for it much. But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be whenever and wherever the hour stricks that calls to noble action..., No man becomes suddenly different from his habit and cherished thought.

  2. Thornton:

    Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography:

    Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare

  4. Metastasio:

    He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.

  5. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    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.

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