Definition of 'aloft'
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You get the feeling that they would carry him aloft on their shoulders if they could. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Three proud times they have held aloft the trophy with the big ears. The Sun (2015)And it ended with him holding aloft yet another trophy as the season draws to a close. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He raised his arms aloft with the air of a man who had both helped his team and made his point. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So there he is again, holding aloft a silver trophy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The storms are being driven by a clash of hot, humid air hitting much colder air aloft. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The world waiting ages to see a wealthy, privileged young man hold aloft a rich trophy with big ears. The Sun (2015)They have stout stems for holding proudly aloft, bold flower heads that last well and they keep a long time. The Sun (2010)Over three nights, the heat will be turned up on our four remaining chefs until only one is left in the kitchen holding aloft the coveted trophy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some have suggested she was holding a spear and shield proudly aloft, others that the goddess of beauty held a mirror - to admire her own reflection. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. aloft is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'aloft'
British English: aloft ADVERB
Something that is aloft is in the air or off the ground.
He held the trophy proudly aloft.
Definition of aloft from the Collins English Dictionary
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