aloft

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1aloft

adverb \ə-ˈlft\

: in the air

Full Definition of ALOFT

1
:  at or to a great height <measuring the winds aloft>
2
:  in the air; especially :  in flight (as in an airplane) <meals served aloft>
3
:  at, on, or to the masthead or the higher rigging

Examples of ALOFT

  1. The balloon stayed aloft for days.
  2. <the ease with which he can hold a ballerina aloft with one hand is awesome>

Origin of ALOFT

Middle English, from Old Norse ā lopt, from ā on, in + lopt air — more at on, loft
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to ALOFT

Synonyms
above, over, overhead
Antonyms
below, beneath, under

Rhymes with ALOFT

2aloft

preposition

Definition of ALOFT

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

First Known Use of ALOFT

14th century

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