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Lift

Lift

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noun


(1)   The act of raising something
"He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
"Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
(2)   A ride in a car
"He gave me a lift home"
(3)   Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
(4)   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"
(5)   The act of giving temporary assistance
(6)   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
(7)   One of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
(8)   A device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
(9)   A powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
(10)   A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
(11)   The event of something being raised upward
"An elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"
"A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
(12)   The component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

verb


(13)   Perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
(14)   Remove from a surface
"The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
(15)   Take off or away by decreasing
"Lift the pressure"
(16)   Remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
"Lift the tulip bulbs"
(17)   Remove (hair) by scalping
(18)   Put an end to
"Lift a ban"
"Raise a siege"
(19)   Rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
"The floor is lifting slowly"
(20)   Raise in rank or condition
"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
(21)   Invigorate or heighten
"Lift my spirits"
"Lift his ego"
(22)   Call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
(23)   Annul by recalling or rescinding
"He revoked the ban on smoking"
"Lift an embargo"
"Vacate a death sentence"
(24)   Make audible
"He lifted a war whoop"
(25)   Take (root crops) out of the ground
"Lift potatoes"
(26)   Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
"Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
(27)   Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
"Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
(28)   Take hold of something and move it to a different location
"Lift the box onto the table"
(29)   Move upward
"The fog lifted"
"The smoke arose from the forest fire"
"The mist uprose from the meadows"
(30)   Move upwards
"Lift one's eyes"
(31)   Raise from a lower to a higher position
"Raise your hands"
"Lift a load"
(32)   Make off with belongings of others
(33)   Take illegally
"Rustle cattle"
(34)   Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
(35)   Pay off (a mortgage)
(36)   Rise up
"The building rose before them"
Wiktonary



Etymology 1


From , , from from Proto-Gmc. *luftuz "air, sky". Akin to O.H.G. luft, German Luft, Dutch lucht "air"

Noun



  1. Air.
  2. The sky; the heavens, firmament; the atmosphere.

Etymology 2


From (Danish ) , cognates include German

Verb



  1. To raise.
  2. To steal.
  3. To remove (a ban, restriction, etc.).

Noun



  1. An act of lifting or raising.
  2. The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip.
    He gave me a lift to the bus station.
  3. Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator.
    Take the lift to the fourth floor.
  4. An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft.
  5. (measurement) the difference in elevation between the upper pool and lower pool of a waterway, separated by lock.
  6. A thief.
    • 1977, Gãmini Salgãdo, The Elizabethan Underworld, Folio Society 2006, p. 32:
      The lift came into the shop dressed like a country gentleman, but was careful not to have a cloak about him, so that the tradesman could see he had no opportunity to conceal any goods about his person.
  7. The lifting of a dance partner into the air.