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Meaning of ALOFT

Pronunciation:  u'loft

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

ALOFT is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*loft"\ (?; 115), adv. [Pref. a- + loft, which properly
    meant air. See {Loft}.]
    1. On high; in the air; high above the ground. ``He steers
       his flight aloft.'' --Milton.
    2. (Naut.) In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher
       yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in
       or to heaven.
  2. \A*loft"\, prep.
    Above; on top of. [Obs.]
          Fresh waters run aloft the sea.          --Holland.
Thesaurus Terms
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