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English Dictionary: lift by the DICT Development Group
5 results for lift
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of giving temporary assistance
  2. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    Synonym(s): aerodynamic lift, lift
  3. the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
    Synonym(s): elevation, lift, raising
  4. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    Synonym(s): lift, rise
  5. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    Synonym(s): ski tow, ski lift, lift
  6. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
  7. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
  8. 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
    Synonym(s): elevator, lift
  9. 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"
    Synonym(s): face lift, facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck
  10. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    Synonym(s): airlift, lift
  11. a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
  12. the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
    Synonym(s): lift, raise, heave
  1. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
    Synonym(s): raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Antonym(s): bring down, get down, let down, lower, take down
  2. take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
  3. move upwards; "lift one's eyes"
    Synonym(s): lift, raise
  4. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
    Synonym(s): rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
    Antonym(s): come down, descend, fall, go down
  5. make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
  6. cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
    Synonym(s): revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate
  7. make off with belongings of others
    Synonym(s): pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
  8. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
    Synonym(s): hoist, lift, wind
  9. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    Synonym(s): raise, lift
  10. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
    Synonym(s): lift, raise, elevate
  11. take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
  12. rise up; "The building rose before them"
    Synonym(s): rise, lift, rear
  13. pay off (a mortgage)
  14. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    Synonym(s): plagiarize, plagiarise, lift
  15. take illegally; "rustle cattle"
    Synonym(s): rustle, lift
  16. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
    Synonym(s): airlift, lift
  17. take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
  18. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  19. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
  20. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
    Synonym(s): lift, raise
  21. remove (hair) by scalping
  22. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
  23. remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  24. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
    Synonym(s): face- lift, lift
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lift \Lift\ (l[icr]ft), n. [AS. lyft air. See {Loft}.]
      The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament. [Obs. or Scot.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lift \Lift\ (l[icr]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lifted}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Lifting}.] [Icel. lypta, fr. lopt air; akin to Sw.
      lyfta to lift, Dan. l[94]fte, G. l[81]ften; -- prop., to
      raise into the air. See {Loft}, and cf. 1st {Lift}.]
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lift \Lift\ (l[icr]ft), v. i.
      1. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for
            raising or bearing.
                     Strained by lifting at a weight too heavy. --Locke.
      2. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the
            fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
      3. [See {Lift}, v. t., 5.] To live by theft. --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lift \Lift\, n.
      1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
      2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted;
            as, a long lift. --Bacon.
      3. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in
            a wagon. [Colloq.]
                     The goat gives the fox a lift.            --L'Estrange.
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