Pronunciation: lĭft
n.1.The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
v. t.1.To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; - said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
[imp. & p. p. Lifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lifting.]
2.To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; - often with up.
The Roman virtues lift up mortal man.
- Addison.
Lest, being lifted up with pride.
- 1 Tim. iii. 6.
3.To bear; to support.
4.To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
5.To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered.
- Shak.
To lift up
to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures, specifically, to elevate upon the cross.
To lift up the eyes
To look up; to raise the eyes, as in prayer.
- John viii. 28.
To lift up the feet
to come speedily to one's relief.
- Ps. cxxi. 1.
To lift up the hand
a - To take an oath.
- Ps. lxxiv. 3.
b - To pray.
- Gen. xiv. 22.
c - To engage in duty.
- Ps. xxviii. 2.
To lift up the hand against
to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress.
- Heb. xii. 12.
To lift up one's head
to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice.
- Job xxxi. 21.
To lift up the heel against
to treat with insolence or unkindness.
- Gen. xl. 13.
To lift up the voice
to cry aloud; to call out.
- John xiii.18.
v. i.1.To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
2.To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
3.To steal; also, to live by theft.
n.1.Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
2.The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
3.Help; assistance, as by lifting.
The goat gives the fox a lift.
- L'Estrange.
4.That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
5.A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
6.A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
7.(Naut.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; - used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
8.(Mach.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
9.(Shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel.
10.(Horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
11.A brightening of the spirits; encouragement; as, the campaign workers got a lift from the President's endorsement.
Dead lift
See under Dead.
Lift bridge
a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.
- Swift.
Lift gate
a gate that is opened by lifting.
Lift hammer
See Tilt hammer.
Lift lock
a canal lock.
Lift pump
a lifting pump.
Lift tenter
(Windmills) a governor for regulating the speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action of grinding machinery according to the speed.
Lift wall
(Canal Lock) the cross wall at the head of the lock.
Noun1.Liftlift - the act of giving temporary assistance
2.lift - the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
3.Liftlift - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
Synonyms: elevation, raising
4.lift - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
Synonyms: rise
5.lift - a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
Synonyms: ski lift, ski tow
6.lift - a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
7.lift - one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
8.lift - lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
Synonyms: elevator
9.lift - plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift"
10.Liftlift - transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
Synonyms: airlift
11.lift - a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
12.lift - the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Synonyms: raise, heave
Verb1.lift - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
3.lift - move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
Synonyms: raise
4.lift - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
5.lift - make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
6.lift - annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
7.lift - make off with belongings of others
8.lift - raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
Synonyms: hoist, wind
9.lift - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
Synonyms: raise
10.lift - raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Synonyms: elevate, raise
11.lift - take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
12.lift - rise up; "The building rose before them"
Synonyms: rear, rise
13.lift - pay off (a mortgage)
14.lift - take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
15.lift - take illegally; "rustle cattle"
Synonyms: rustle
16.lift - fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
Synonyms: airlift
17.lift - take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
18.lift - call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
19.lift - rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
20.lift - put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
Synonyms: raise
21.lift - remove (hair) by scalping
22.lift - remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
23.lift - remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
24.lift - perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
Synonyms: face-lift
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lift bridge
Lift gate
Lift hammer
Lift lock
lift off
lift out
lift pump
Lift tenter
lift up
Lift wall
lifted domain
Lifting bridge
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