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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 previewBlackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes (2017)

Third Edition by Donald G. Frantz, Norma Jean Russell

iki'tsiihtsi Vta; put aloft/lift; ki'tsiihtsiisa! put it...

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.

Google previewShakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his Informal Language (2004)

by Norman Blake


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 previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2015)

Aloft(2004), and The Surrendered (2010).

Google previewThe New Universal English Dictionary ... To which is added, a dictionary of cant words ... The fourth edition, carefully corrected by Mr. Buchanan, etc (1760)

by Nathan BAILEY

'ELEVATE 5 "exalted, raised aloft. On each side an imperial city stood, Visith tow'r: and temples proudly tip- wate ...

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Small photo of London, UK. March 25, 2017. A protester holds an anti-Brexit sign aloft at the start of a march to WestminsterSmall photo of Contrasting hot air balloons ready to ascend at the 4th Annual Freedom Aloft Balloon Rally in Prineville in Central Oregon on a summer morning.Small photo of Dragon-Fly perched on post with background hot-air balloon aloftSmall photo of York Minster towering above with a signpost at its foot. A cloudy sky is aloft.Small photo of A wind broken branch hangs aloft on another, sturdier branch.Small photo of Gymnast: Young Girl With Hands Held AloftSmall photo of Attractive young woman with long blond hair in white dress kneeling holding a crystal ball aloft in her hand in an enchanted forest in a conceptual spiritual image More...

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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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