Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Aloft (Page: 42)

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.


Aloft (Page: 42)

A*loft", prep. Above; on top of. [Obs.]

Fresh waters run aloft the sea. Holland.