Definition Definition

aloft - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'aloft' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aloft [ adv.]
- On high; in the air; high above the ground.
- In the top; at the mast head, or on the higher yards or rigging; overhead; hence (Fig. and Colloq.), in or to heaven.
2 . Aloft [ prep.]
- Above; on top of.

Meaning of 'aloft' (Princeton's WordNet)

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