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Aloof appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
  • Drab as a fool, as aloof as a bard.
  • Go, droop aloof, sides reversed, is "fool a poor dog".
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Definition of the adjective aloof

What does aloof mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. remote in manner

Alternative definition of the adjective aloof


  1. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant

Definition of the adjective aloof for high school students

    reserved, distant
    • example: The scientist could sometimes seem aloof, as if he didn't care about his friends or family, but really he was just thinking about quantum mechanics.

The adjective aloof is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the adverb aloof

What does aloof mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an aloof manner
    • example: the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough

Alternative definition of the adverb aloof


  1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
  2. Without sympathy; unfavorably.


ALOOF is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ALOOF waypoint, waypoint ALOOF, fix ALOOF, ALOOF fix


Aloof is a breed temperament.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aloof

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Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

Aloof was originally a nautical term for an order to steer a ship as close as possible towards the wind. It literally means 'to windward', loof (or luff ) being an old term meaning 'windward direction'. The idea was that keeping the bow of the ship ...

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

Our team captain said, “Okay, now we're going to give that tattletale the silent treatment—and remember, that doesn't mean just maintaining silence; it means maintaining aloof silence.” also ran (ÔL-sō ran) n. Technically, an also-ran is a horse ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

The strong may fight aloof; Ancæus try'd force too near, and by presuming dy'd. Dryd. Fables. □ 3. In a figurative fense, it is used to import art or cunning in conversation, by which a man holds , the principal question at a distance. — Nor do we ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* ALOOF, adv. [all off, that is, quite off. ] r.

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But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. (Homer)
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Scrabble value of A1L1O1O1F4

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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