What does the word aloft mean?

Usage examples for aloft

  1. " No, my lad; let us hope his soul is gone aloft, but his body is lost. – Little Miss Joy by Emma Marshall
  2. If there had been anything aloft out of the way, I could say to him, 'Mr. S., just jump up there, will you, and see what is the matter? – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  3. He tossed his arms aloft. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester