aloft /əˈlɒft/


I. adjective, adverb

1. up in or into the air; overhead

[as predic. adj.]

the congregation sways, hands aloft
[as adv.]
she held her glass aloft.
2. up the mast or into the rigging of a ship.

Tom went aloft with the bosun.
– origin Middle English: from Old Norse á lopt, á lopti, from á ‘in, on, to’ + lopt ‘air’.

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