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Definition of "aloft" []

  • In or into a high place; high or higher up. (adverb)
  • Nautical At or toward the upper rigging. (adverb)
  • On or above: birds perching aloft telephone wires. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aloft" in a sentence
  • "In vain Mahoney strove to get the men to take turns in watching aloft from the mizzenmast for any chance vessel."
  • "Irrational economic exuberance brought other luxury touches, including hydraulic hinges that seemed to allow trunk lids end engine hoods to float up and remain aloft when open, as if by magic."
  • "Young birds may remain aloft for two or even three years at a time."