Definition of Lift

1. Noun. The act of giving temporary assistance.

Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help

2. Verb. Raise from a lower to a higher position. "The men lift the chairs"; "Lift a load"

3. Noun. The component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity.
Exact synonyms: Aerodynamic Lift
Generic synonyms: Aerodynamic Force
Specialized synonyms: Ground Effect

4. Verb. Take hold of something and move it to a different location. "Lift the box onto the table"
Specialized synonyms: Heave, Heave Up, Heft, Heft Up, Fork, Pitchfork
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

5. Noun. The event of something being raised upward. "A raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
Exact synonyms: Elevation, Raising
Generic synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise, Rising
Derivative terms: Elevate, Raise

6. Verb. Move upwards. "Lift one's eyes"
Exact synonyms: Raise
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Derivative terms: Raise, Raising

7. Noun. A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
Exact synonyms: Rise
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave
Derivative terms: Rise

8. Verb. Move upward. "The mist uprose from the meadows"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Move Up, Rise, Uprise
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Scend, Surge, Climb, Climb Up, Go Up, Mount, Soar, Soar Up, Soar Upwards, Surge, Zoom, Go Up, Rocket, Skyrocket, Bubble, Uplift, Chandelle, Steam, Ascend, Come Up, Rise, Uprise
Antonyms: Fall
Derivative terms: Rise, Rise, Rising
Also: Rise Up

9. Noun. A powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill.
Exact synonyms: Ski Lift, Ski Tow
Specialized synonyms: Chair Lift, Chairlift, Rope Tow, Surface Lift
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport

10. Verb. Make audible. "He lifted a war whoop"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

11. Noun. A device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg.
Generic synonyms: Device

12. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

13. Noun. One of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot.
Group relationships: Heel
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer
Specialized synonyms: Top Lift

14. Verb. Make off with belongings of others. "They lift the money "
Exact synonyms: Abstract, Cabbage, Filch, Hook, Nobble, Pilfer, Pinch, Purloin, Snarf, Sneak, Swipe
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Cabbage, Lifter, Pilferage, Pilferer

15. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Elevator
Group relationships: Building, Edifice
Terms within: Car, Elevator Car
Specialized synonyms: Dumbwaiter, Food Elevator, Freight Elevator, Service Elevator, Paternoster
Generic synonyms: Lifting Device
Derivative terms: Elevate

16. Verb. Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help. ; "Hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
Exact synonyms: Hoist, Wind
Specialized synonyms: Trice, Trice Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Raise
Derivative terms: Hoist, Hoister

17. Noun. 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"

18. Verb. Invigorate or heighten. "Lift his ego"
Exact synonyms: Raise
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate

19. Noun. Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable).
Exact synonyms: Airlift
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transfer, Transferral, Transport, Transportation
Specialized synonyms: Berlin Airlift
Derivative terms: Airlift

20. Verb. Raise in rank or condition. "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Exact synonyms: Elevate, Raise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Dignify, Exalt
Derivative terms: Elevation, Elevation

21. Noun. A ride in a car. "He gave me a lift home"
Generic synonyms: Drive, Ride

22. Verb. Take off or away by decreasing. "Lift the pressure"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

23. Noun. The act of raising something. "Fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
Exact synonyms: Heave, Raise
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Derivative terms: Heave, Raise, Raise

24. Verb. Rise up. "The building rose before them"
Exact synonyms: Rear, Rise
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Hulk, Loom, Predominate, Tower
Derivative terms: Rise

25. Verb. Pay off (a mortgage).
Generic synonyms: Liquidate, Pay Off

26. Verb. Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property. "They lift the newspapers"

27. Verb. Take illegally. "They lift the animals"; "Rustle cattle"
Exact synonyms: Rustle
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Steal
Derivative terms: Rustler, Rustling

28. Verb. Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means. "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
Exact synonyms: Airlift
Generic synonyms: Fly
Derivative terms: Airlift

29. Verb. Take (root crops) out of the ground. "Lift potatoes"
Generic synonyms: Dig, Dig Out

30. Verb. Call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs.
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For

31. Verb. Rise upward, as from pressure or moisture. "The floor is lifting slowly"
Generic synonyms: Buckle, Heave, Warp

32. Verb. Put an end to. "Raise a siege"
Exact synonyms: Raise
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate

33. Verb. Remove (hair) by scalping.
Generic synonyms: Scalp

34. Verb. Remove from a seedbed or from a nursery. "Lift the tulip bulbs"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

35. Verb. Remove from a surface. "The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

36. Verb. Perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.
Exact synonyms: Face-lift
Generic synonyms: Operate, Operate On
Derivative terms: Face Lifting

Definition of Lift

1. n. The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.

4. n. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.

Definition of Lift

1. Noun. (context: UK dialectal _chiefly_ Scotland) Air. ¹

2. Noun. (context: UK dialectal _chiefly_ Scotland) The sky; the heavens; firmament; atmosphere. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To raise. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive slang) To steal. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To remove (a ban, restriction, etc.). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To alleviate, to lighten (pressure, tension, stress, etc.) ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) to cause to move upwards. ¹

8. Noun. An act of lifting or raising. ¹

9. Noun. The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip. ¹

10. Noun. (Australia New Zealand British) Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator. ¹

11. Noun. An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft. ¹

12. Noun. (context: measurement) the difference in elevation between the upper pool and lower pool of a waterway, separated by lock. ¹

13. Noun. (context: historical slang) A thief. ¹

14. Noun. (dance) The lifting of a dance partner into the air. ¹

15. Noun. Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically. ¹

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Definition of Lift

1. to move to a higher position [v -ED, -ING, -S] : LIFTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Lift

1. 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; as, to give one a lift in a wagon. "The goat gives the fox a lift." (L'Estrange) 4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted; as: A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter. An exercising machine. 5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals. 6. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below. 7. A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; used for raising or supporting the end of the yard. 8. One of the steps of a cone pulley. 9. A layer of leather in the heel. 10. That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given. Dead lift. See Dead. Lift bridge, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside. 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, the cross wall at the head of the lock. The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament. Origin: AS.lyft air. See Loft. 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. 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." (I Tim. Iii. 6) 3. To bear; to support. 4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise. 5. [Perh. A different word, and akin to Goth. Hliftus thief, hlifan to steal, L. Clepere, Gr. Cf. Shoplifter] To steal; to carry off by theft (especially. Cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle. In old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted. "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. To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief. To lift up the hand. To take an oath. To pray. To engage in duty. To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress. To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice. . To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or unkindness. To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out. Origin: Icel. Lypta, fr. Lopt air; akin to Sw.lyfta to lift, Dan. Lofte, G. Luften; prop, to raise into the air. See Loft, and cf. 1st Lift. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lift

lift (current term)
lift-to-drag ratio
lift a finger
lift bridge
lift off
lift out
lift pump
lift scheme
lift schemes
lift up
lifted a finger

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