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Lift meaning

lift - 38 dictionary results

  1. 1. remove from a surface; " the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  2. 2. take off or away by decreasing; " lift the pressure"
  3. 3. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; " lift the tulip bulbs"
  4. 4. remove ( hair) by scalping
  5. 5. put an end to; " lift a ban"; " raise a siege"
  6. 6. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; " The floor is lifting slowly"
  7. 7. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  8. 8. make audible; " He lifted a war whoop"
  9. 9. take ( root crops) out of the ground; " lift potatoes"
  10. 10. take hold of something and move it to a different location; " lift the box onto the table"
  11. 11. move upwards; " lift one's eyes"
  12. 12. take illegally; " rustle cattle"
  13. 13. pay off ( a mortgage)
  14. 14. The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To bear; to support.
  17. 17. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
  18. 18. To steal; to carry off by theft ( esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
  19. 19. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
  20. 20. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
  21. 21. To live by theft.
  22. 22. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
  23. 23. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
  24. 24. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
  25. 25. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
  26. 26. A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
  27. 27. A handle.
  28. 28. An exercising machine.
  29. 29. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
  30. 30. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
  31. 31. One of the steps of a cone pulley.
  32. 32. A layer of leather in the heel.
  33. 33. That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
  34. 34. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; - often with up.
  35. 35. A lift gate. See gate, below.
  36. 36. A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; - used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
  37. 37. Act of raising; contrivance for raising.
  38. 38. To raise; exalt.

lift - examples of usage

  1. Once or twice I got a lift myself but this I was not particularly anxious for. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. But she did not lift her voice at dinner, which was very poor indeed for Colonel Carvel's house. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. " Unfortunately we go in opposite directions, or we might have given you a lift," he continued to Denham. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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