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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aloof /əˈluf/
 (a.)疏遠的,冷淡的(ad.)遠離,離開

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·loof n. Zool. Same as Alewife.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·loof, adv.
 1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
    Our palace stood aloof from streets.   --Dryden.
 2. Without sympathy; unfavorably.
    To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties.   --I. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·loof prep. Away from; clear from. [Obs.]
    Rivetus . . . would fain work himself aloof these rocks and quicksands.   --Milton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 aloof
      adj : remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a
            distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers" [syn: distant,
             upstage]
      adv : in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional
            classes had held aloof for the school had accepted
            their sons readily enough"