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.

 

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A*loft", prep.

Above; on top of.

[Obs.]

Fresh waters run aloft the sea. Holland.

 

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