vt to live by theft.
2. lift ·noun an exercising machine.
3. lift ·noun a layer of leather in the heel.
4. lift ·noun a handle.
5. lift ·noun a lift gate. ·see lift gate, below.
6. lift ·noun one of the steps of a cone pulley.
7. lift ·noun the sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
8. lift ·noun act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
9. lift ·noun a hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
10. lift ·noun that by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted.
11. lift ·vt to collect, as moneys due; to raise.
12. lift ·noun a rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
13. lift ·vt to bear; to support.
14. lift ·noun help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
15. lift ·noun the space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
xvi. lift ·vi to try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
xvii. lift ·noun that portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
xviii. lift ·vt to steal; to carry off by theft (·esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
xix. lift ·vt to raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, ·etc.;
often with up.
xx. lift ·noun a rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below;
used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
xxi. lift ·vi to rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
xxii. lift ·vt 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.