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aloft

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adverb \ə-ˈlȯft\

Simple Definition of aloft

  • : in the air

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aloft

  1. 1 :  at or to a great height <measuring the winds aloft>

  2. 2 :  in the air; especially :  in flight (as in an airplane) <meals served aloft>

  3. 3 :  at, on, or to the masthead or the higher rigging

Examples of aloft in a sentence

  1. The balloon stayed aloft for days.

  2. <the ease with which he can hold a ballerina aloft with one hand is awesome>



Origin and Etymology of aloft

Middle English, from Old Norse ā lopt, from ā on, in + lopt air — more at on, loft


First Known Use: 13th century


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aloft

preposition

Definition of aloft

  1. :  on top of :  above <bright signs aloft hotels>



14th Century

First Known Use of aloft

14th century

Rhymes with aloft


ALOFT Defined for Kids

aloft

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adverb \ə-ˈlȯft\

Definition of aloft for Students

  1. 1 :  in the air or in flight <The seven great birds stayed aloft about half an hour … — E. B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan>

  2. 2 :  at, on, or to the higher rigging of a ship





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