- (US) enPR: ə-lôft', IPA(key): /əˈlɔft/
- Rhymes: -ɔːft
- (US, cot–caught merger, Canada) enPR: ə-lŏft', IPA(key): /əˈlɑft/
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- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ə-lŏft', IPA(key): /əˈlɒft/
- Rhymes: -ɒft
- At, to, or in the air or sky.
- high winds aloft
- Above, overhead, in a high place; up
2017 June 11, Ben Fisher, “England seal Under-20 World Cup glory as Dominic Calvert-Lewin strikes”, in the Guardian:
- Lewis Cook held the trophy aloft after becoming the first England captain to lead his country to victory in a major global final since Sir Bobby Moore. A white sea of confetti slowly filled the pitch, with each England player taking hold of the trophy on the stage swiftly erected in Suwon to kick-start the celebrations.
- (nautical) in the top, at the masthead, or on the higher yards or rigging.
1859, James Fenimore Cooper, The Red Rover: A Tale:
- I think you said something concerning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and aloft?