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lift

noun (n)

  • the act of giving temporary assistance (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • the event of something being raised upward (noun.event)
    Synonym: elevation, raising
    source: wordnet30
  • a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground (noun.event)
    Synonym: rise
    source: wordnet30
  • a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: ski lift, ski tow
    source: wordnet30
  • a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: elevator
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.act)
    Example:
    Some actresses have more than one face lift.
    source: wordnet30
  • transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) (noun.act)
    Synonym: airlift
    source: wordnet30
  • a ride in a car (noun.act)
    Example:
    He gave me a lift home.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of raising something (noun.act)
    Synonym: heave, raise
    Example:
    He responded with a lift of his eyebrow.
    source: wordnet30
  • The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • raise from a lower to a higher position (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Lift a load.
    source: wordnet30
  • take hold of something and move it to a different location (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Lift the box onto the table.
    source: wordnet30
  • move upwards (verb.motion)
    Synonym: raise
    Example:
    Lift one's eyes.
    source: wordnet30
  • move upward (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The fog lifted.
    source: wordnet30
  • make audible (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He lifted a war whoop.
    source: wordnet30
  • cancel officially (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Lift an embargo.
    source: wordnet30
  • make off with belongings of others (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hoist, wind
    source: wordnet30
  • invigorate or heighten (verb.change)
    Example:
    Lift my spirits.
    Lift his ego.
    source: wordnet30
  • raise in rank or condition (verb.change)
    Synonym: elevate, raise
    Example:
    The new law lifted many people from poverty.
    source: wordnet30
  • take off or away by decreasing (verb.change)
    Example:
    Lift the pressure.
    source: wordnet30
  • rise up (verb.stative)
    Synonym: rear, rise
    source: wordnet30
  • pay off (a mortgage) (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • take illegally (verb.possession)
    Synonym: rustle
    source: wordnet30
  • fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Food is airlifted into Bosnia.
    source: wordnet30
  • take (root crops) out of the ground (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Lift potatoes.
    source: wordnet30
  • call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • rise upward, as from pressure or moisture (verb.change)
    Example:
    The floor is lifting slowly.
    source: wordnet30
  • put an end to (verb.change)
    Synonym: end, raise
    Example:
    Lift a ban.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove (hair) by scalping (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • remove from a seedbed or from a nursery (verb.change)
    Example:
    Lift the tulip bulbs.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove from a surface (verb.change)
    Example:
    The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table.
    source: wordnet30
  • perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face (verb.body)
    Synonym: face-lift
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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