Definitions of aloft

  1. at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship; "climbed aloft to unfurl the sail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. in the higher atmosphere above the earth; "weather conditions aloft are fine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. at or to great height; high up in or into the air; "eagles were soaring aloft"; "dust is whirled aloft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. upward; "the good news sent her spirits aloft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. On high; in the air; high above the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Above; on top of. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. On high; far above; on the higher rigging of a ship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. On high: overhead: (naut.) above the deck, at the mast-head. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. In or to a high or higher place; on high; high up. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. On high; above; at the mast-head; up the rigging. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. In the air; among seamen, up among the rigging. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. High up (lit. and fig.); upward. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. On high; - in the top; at the masthead. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. On high, in the air. Complete Dictionary

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