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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aloft \A*loft"\ (?; 115), adverb [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aloft \A*loft"\, preposition Above; on top of. [Obs.]

Fresh waters run aloft the sea. --Holland.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

aloft

adverb

1: at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship; "climbed aloft to unfurl the sail"

2: upward; "the good news sent her spirits aloft"

3: at or to great height; high up in or into the air; "eagles were soaring aloft"; "dust is whirled aloft"

4: in the higher atmosphere above the earth; "weather conditions aloft are fine"


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