Meaning of LIFT in English

[lift] n [ME, fr. OE lyft] (bef. 12c) chiefly Scot: heavens, sky

[2]lift vb [ME, fr. ON lypta; akin to OE lyft air--more at loft] vt (14c) 1 a: to raise from a lower to a higher position: elevate b: to raise in rank or condition c: to raise in rate or amount

2: to put an end to (a blockade or siege) by withdrawing or causing the withdrawal of investing forces

3: revoke, rescind "~ an embargo"

4. a: steal "had her purse ~ed" b: plagiarize c: to take out of normal setting "~ a word out of context"

5: to take up (as a root crop or transplants) from the ground

6: to pay off (an obligation) "~ a mortgage" 7: to move from one place to another (as by aircraft): transport 8: to take up (a fingerprint) from a surface ~ vi 1 a: ascend, rise "the rocket ~ed off" b: to appear elevated (as above surrounding objects)

2. of inclement weather: to dissipate and clear -- adj -- n syn lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usu. implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight "lift the chair while I vacuum". raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position "scouts raising a flagpole". rear may add an element of suddenness to raise "suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs". elevate may replace lift or raise esp. when exalting or enhancing is implied "elevated the taste of the public". hoist implies lifting something heavy esp. by mechanical means "hoisted the cargo on board". heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain "heaved the heavy crate inside". boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push "boosted his brother over the fence". [3]lift n (14c) 1: the amount that may be lifted at one time: load

2. a: the action or an instance of lifting b: the action or an instance of rising c: elevated carriage (as of a body part) d: the lifting up (as of a dancer) usu. by a partner

3: a device (as a handle or latch) for lifting

4: an act of stealing: theft

5. a: assistance, help b: a ride esp. along one's way

6: a layer in the heel of a shoe 7: a rise or advance in position or condition 8: a slight rise or elevation 9: the distance or extent to which something rises 10: an apparatus or machine used for hoisting: as a: a set of pumps used in a mine b chiefly Brit: elevator 1b c: an apparatus for raising an automobile (as for repair) d: ski lift 11 a: an elevating influence b: an elevation of the spirit 12 a: the component of the total aerodynamic force acting on an airplane or airfoil that is perpendicular to the relative wind and that for an airplane constitutes the upward force that opposes the pull of gravity b: an updraft that can be used to increase altitude (as of a sailplane) 13: an organized movement of people, equipment, or supplies by some form of transportation; esp: airlift

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