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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.

Lift Quotations

For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Rossetti

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.
Taylor Swift

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.
Henry B. Eyring
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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
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