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Definition of Lift


  1. The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
  2. 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. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
  4. To bear; to support.
  5. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
  6. To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
  7. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
  8. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
  9. To live by theft.
  10. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
  11. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
  12. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
  13. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
  14. A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
  15. A handle.
  16. An exercising machine.
  17. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
  18. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
  19. A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
  20. One of the steps of a cone pulley.
  21. A layer of leather in the heel.
  22. That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
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Lift Translations

lift in Afrikaans is optrek, hyser, styg
lift in Dutch is opgraven, rooien
lift in Finnish is nostaa
lift in Portuguese is ascensor, elevador
lift in Spanish is cscensor, subir, ascensor, cscensor, levantar
lift in Swedish is hiss, lyfta