Definition of aloft adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

aloft

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//əˈlɒft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɔːft//
 
(formal)
 
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high in the air She held the glass aloft. Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse á lopt, á lopti, from á ‘in, on, to’ + lopt ‘air’.
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