Definitions for lift

Definitions for (noun) lift

Main entry: raise, lift, heave

Definition: the act of raising something

Usage: he responded with a lift of his eyebrow; fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Main entry: lift

Definition: a ride in a car

Usage: he gave me a lift home

Main entry: airlift, lift

Definition: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

Main entry: face lift, face lifting, facelift, cosmetic surgery, lift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty

Definition: plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Usage: some actresses have more than one face lift

Main entry: lift

Definition: the act of giving temporary assistance

Main entry: elevator, lift

Definition: lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

Main entry: lift

Definition: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

Main entry: lift

Definition: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

Main entry: ski lift, ski tow, lift

Definition: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

Main entry: rise, lift

Definition: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

Main entry: lift, raising, elevation

Definition: the event of something being raised upward

Usage: an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon; a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Main entry: aerodynamic lift, lift

Definition: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

Definitions for (verb) lift

Main entry: face-lift, lift

Definition: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

Main entry: lift

Definition: remove from a surface

Usage: the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table

Main entry: lift

Definition: take off or away by decreasing

Usage: lift the pressure

Main entry: lift

Definition: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

Usage: lift the tulip bulbs

Main entry: lift

Definition: remove (hair) by scalping

Main entry: lift, raise

Definition: put an end to

Usage: lift a ban; raise a siege

Main entry: lift

Definition: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

Usage: The floor is lifting slowly

Main entry: raise, elevate, lift

Definition: raise in rank or condition

Usage: The new law lifted many people from poverty

Main entry: lift, raise

Definition: invigorate or heighten

Usage: lift my spirits; lift his ego

Main entry: lift

Definition: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

Main entry: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition: cancel officially

Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Main entry: lift

Definition: make audible

Usage: He lifted a war whoop

Main entry: lift

Definition: take (root crops) out of the ground

Usage: lift potatoes

Main entry: airlift, lift

Definition: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means

Usage: Food is airlifted into Bosnia

Main entry: hoist, wind, lift

Definition: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Usage: hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Main entry: lift

Definition: take hold of something and move it to a different location

Usage: lift the box onto the table

Main entry: lift, come up, rise, move up, go up, arise, uprise

Definition: move upward

Usage: The fog lifted; The smoke arose from the forest fire; The mist uprose from the meadows

Main entry: raise, lift

Definition: move upwards

Usage: lift one's eyes

Main entry: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

Main entry: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift

Definition: make off with belongings of others

Main entry: lift, rustle

Definition: take illegally

Usage: rustle cattle

Main entry: plagiarise, plagiarize, lift

Definition: take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

Main entry: lift

Definition: pay off (a mortgage)

Main entry: lift, rear, rise

Definition: rise up

Usage: The building rose before them

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