Meaning of UPLIFT in English


I. (ˌ)əp-ˈlift

Date: 14th century

transitive verb

1. : to lift up : elevate ; especially : to cause (a portion of the earth's surface) to rise above adjacent areas

2. : to improve the spiritual, social, or intellectual condition of

intransitive verb

: rise

• up·lift·er noun

II. ˈəp-ˌlift noun

Date: circa 1845

1. : an act, process, result, or cause of uplifting: as


(1) : the uplifting of a part of the earth's surface

(2) : an uplifted mass of land

b. : a bettering of a condition especially spiritually, socially, or intellectually


(1) : influences intended to uplift

(2) : a social movement to improve especially morally or culturally

2. : a brassiere designed to hold the breasts up

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.