Definitions for: Lofty


[adj] of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs"
[adj] having or displaying great dignity or nobility; "a gallant pageant"; "lofty ships"; "majestic cities"; "proud alpine peaks"
[adj] of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"



Webster (1913) Definition: Loft"y, 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.

Synonyms: eminent, exalted, gallant, high, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, impressive, majestic, noble, noble-minded, proud, rarefied, rarified, soaring, towering

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