What is the meaning of lift?


  • The act of giving temporary assistance.
  • The component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity.
  • 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"
  • A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
  • A powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill.
  • A device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg.
  • One of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot.
  • 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.
  • 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"
  • Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable.
  • A ride in a car.
    • usage: "he gave me a lift home"
  • The act of raising something.
    • usage: "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"


  • Raise from a lower to a higher position.
    • usage: "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  • Take hold of something and move it to a different location.
    • usage: "lift the box onto the table"
  • Move upwards.
    • usage: "lift one's eyes"
  • Move upward.
    • usage: "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
  • Make audible.
    • usage: "He lifted a war whoop"
  • Cancel officially.
    • usage: "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  • Make off with belongings of others.
  • Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
    • usage: "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  • Invigorate or heighten.
    • usage: "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  • Raise in rank or condition.
    • usage: "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  • Take off or away by decreasing.
    • usage: "lift the pressure"
  • Rise up.
    • usage: "The building rose before them"
  • Pay off (a mortgage. )
  • Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property.
  • Take illegally.
    • usage: "rustle cattle"
  • Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means.
    • usage: "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
  • Take (root crops) out of the ground.
    • usage: "lift potatoes"
  • Call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs.
  • Rise upward, as from pressure or moisture.
    • usage: "The floor is lifting slowly"
  • Put an end to.
    • usage: "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
  • Remove (hair) by scalping.
  • Remove from a seedbed or from a nursery.
    • usage: "lift the tulip bulbs"
  • Remove from a surface.
    • usage: "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  • Perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.
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APAWordNet. (2010). lift. Retrieved August 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/lift/definitions/1189062
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