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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aloft  \A*loft"\  (?;  115),  adv  [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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aloft  \A*loft"\,  prep. 
  Above;  on  top  of  [Obs.] 
 
  Fresh  waters  run  aloft  the  sea.  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aloft 
  adv  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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