Aloft (adverb)

  1. Up in or into the air; high up.
  2. At or on the masthead or upper rigging of a ship.

Origin:

Middle english, from old english on lofte "on the air".

Examples:

  1. He threw the ball aloft and caught it again.
  2. The bird soared aloft on the thermal currents.
  3. The ship's flag was flying aloft.
  4. The kite rose aloft on the wind.
  5. The helicopter hovered aloft, surveying the area.
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