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Definition of the adverb aloft

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  1. at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship
    • example: climbed aloft to unfurl the sail
  2. upward
    • example: the good news sent her spirits aloft
  3. at or to great height; high up in or into the air
    • examples: eagles were soaring aloft | dust is whirled aloft
  4. in the higher atmosphere above the earth
    • example: weather conditions aloft are fine

Alternative definition of the adverb aloft


  1. in the air; in the sky
  2. above, overhead, in a high place; up
  3. [nautical] in the top, at the masthead, or on the higher yards or rigging.


"Aloft" is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Claudia Llosa starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent. The film premiered in competition at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

It is usually necessary for this converging mass to be ventilated by the action of mass divergence aloft (associated with upper tropospheric troughs or jet streaks). However, it has been suggested that air columns in which there is substantial ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2009)

by Seiwoong Oh

Aloft 13 of Meats, Ozeki returns repeatedly to a single central metaphor. In this case images of seeds, rather than meat, are pervasive and serve to underline the connections between various elements in Ozeki's complicated novel. While some ...

Google previewThe Telegraph Dictionary, and Seamen's Signal Book (1845)

Adapted to Signals by Flags Or Other Semaphores; and Arranged for Secret Correspondence, Through Morse's Electro-magnetic Telegraph: for the Use of Commanders of Vessels, Merchants, &c

Send an officer aloft. W D 597 . . . Send a boy aloft. W E 593 ALONE. W F 599...

Google previewGaskell's Compendium of Forms, Educational, Social, Legal and Commercial, Embracing a Complete Self-teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping, and Aid to English Composition ; Together with the Laws and By-laws of Social Etiquette, and Business Law and Commercial Forms, .. Forming a Complete Encyclopedia of Reference (1882)

by George Arthur Gaskell

N the tempest of life, when the wave and the gale Are around and above, if thy footing should fail— Ifthine eye should grow dim, and thy caution depart— “ Look aloft " and be firm, and be fearless of heart If ...

Google previewA trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English, Urdú and Hindí, exhibiting the syllabication, pronunciation and etymology of English words, with their explanation in English, and in Urdú and Hindí in the Roman characters (1865)

aloft, aloud, greatly, powerfully ; n. an elevated place— Buland yá baland, murtafa', mushkil, mutakabbir, 'álí, amir yá zi-'izzat, tund yá sakht, píráb. giráh ; ad.

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The artist must raise the cup of his vision aloft to the gods in the high hope that they will pour into it the sweet mellow wine of inspiration. (Paul Brunton)
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Scrabble value of A1L1O1F4T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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