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Meaning of lofty by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. ( informal ) nickname for a tall ( usually male ) person

Explanation of lofty by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. of imposing height

    2. lofty mountains
    3. having or displaying great dignity or nobility

    4. lofty ships
    5. of high moral or intellectual value

    6. a noble and lofty concept

    Definition of lofty by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Lofty a. [Compar. Loftier ; superl. Loftiest.] [From Loft.]
      1. Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.

      See lofty Lebanon his head advance. Pope.

      2. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.

      The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity. Is. lvii. 15.

      Lofty and sour to them that loved him not. Shak.

      Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. Milton.

      Syn. -- Tall; high; exalted; dignified; stately; majestic; sublime; proud; haughty. See Tall.