Definitions for "Aloof"
Without sympathy; unfavorably.
Detatched. Having no need, desire, or much (if any) awareness of other people and social relationships.
adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
Keywords:  alewife
Same as Alewife.
At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
Keywords:  'aluffe, luff, nearer, voyages, lee
An old expression meaning 'Keep your luff', or sail as close to the wind as possible. Sometimes, in old books of voyages, written as 'ALUFFE'. The expression was most often used when a ship was sailing along a lee shore, the order to 'keep aloof' meaning to keep the ship's head nearer to the wing to prevent her being driven closer to the shore.
Keywords:  clear
Away from; clear from.