- Up in or into the air; high up.
- At or on the masthead or upper rigging of a ship.
Middle english, from old english on lofte "on the air".
- He threw the ball aloft and caught it again.
- The bird soared aloft on the thermal currents.
- The ship's flag was flying aloft.
- The kite rose aloft on the wind.
- The helicopter hovered aloft, surveying the area.