lift lift  /ˈlɪft/


  1. (n) the act of giving temporary assistance
  2. (n) the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
  3. (n) the event of something being raised upward
  4. (n) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  5. (n) a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
  6. (n) a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
  7. (n) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
  8. (n) 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
  9. (n) 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
  10. (n) transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  11. (n) a ride in a car
  12. (n) the act of raising something
  13. (v) raise from a lower to a higher position
  14. (v) take hold of something and move it to a different location
  15. (v) move upwards
  16. (v) move upward
  17. (v) make audible
  18. (v) cancel officially
  19. (v) make off with belongings of others
  20. (v) raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  21. (v) invigorate or heighten
  22. (v) raise in rank or condition
  23. (v) take off or away by decreasing
  24. (v) rise up
  25. (v) pay off (a mortgage)
  26. (v) take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
  27. (v) take illegally
  28. (v) fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
  29. (v) take (root crops) out of the ground
  30. (v) call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  31. (v) rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
  32. (v) put an end to
  33. (v) remove (hair) by scalping
  34. (v) remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
  35. (v) remove from a surface
  36. (v) perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face


  1. Moscow this week announced that it was willing to lift the Berlin blockadeat a price.
  2. Mike Powell Corbis During a brutal recession, you'd think a $90 lift ticket and two nights at a lodge would be a luxury.
  3. Many women are advised to not pick up their children, to not use heavy handbags or lift more than 10-15 lb.


  1. ADA Compliant Portable Pool Lift Designed by Spectrum Aquatics Now Offered by

    Featuring a robust operating system, their ADA compliant Portable Freedom Pool Lift is battery powered and self-operable from both the water and deck. Highlighting a 300 pound lifting capacity, the Portable Freedom does not require an anchor and is instead mounted on an easily moved and weighted base. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Disturbance Near Lift Bridge, 4 Juveniles Arrested

    Duluth Police responded to what they are classifying as a "disturbance" near the Aerial Lift Bridge Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WDIO Duluth

  3. Project Lift Completes Year one

    Project Lift just completed its first year of implementation. The program will get more than $55 million over the next five years from the community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WBTV Charlotte


  1. "I know that it is a heavy lift to do something as substantial as we're doing right now," Obama said. "I recognize that there are still some differences around the table and between the administration and members of Congress about particular...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Enterprise-Record

  2. "I urged the government to stop such actions, lift the state of emergency and release all political detainees," Negroponte said at a news conference at the heavily guarded US Embassy at the end of his visit. "Emergency rule is not compatible...
    on Nov 17, 2007 By: John Negroponte Source: FOXNews

  3. "We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level," Gore said in a...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Reuters

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