What does the word aloof mean?

Usage examples for aloof

  1. If you see the sun at all- as I did not on this day of days- he stands away up, very distant and quite aloof. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  2. How was it that, when others sighed so deeply and vainly at her feet, Lord Arleigh alone stood aloof? – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)