What is lift?

  • (noun): The event of something being raised upward.
    Synonyms: elevation, raising
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Lift - Other Uses
... Lift (web framework), a Web application framework for Scala, which runs on the Java Virtual Machine Lift Conference, a conference about the challenges and ...
Figure Skating Lifts - Pair Lifts
... Unlike dance lifts, pair lifts are typically over the man's head ... Most pair lifts are rotational, with the man turning on the ice before setting the lady down a carry lift, by contrast, is a lift without rotation ... A lift's score may be affected by Type of entry – May raise difficulty by entry in spread eagle, arabesque or other position ...
Figure Skating Lifts - Pair Lifts - Types of Lifts - Group 4: Hand To Hand (press Lift Types)
... Press lift The skaters skate facing each other, with the man skating backwards ... hands and the man pushes forward and up, "pressing" her into the lift ... Hand to hand loop lift The skaters are facing in the same direction ...
Axel Lift
... An axel lift in pair skating is a movement in which the woman is turned over her partner's head one and a half times ... of holding hands on one side, her partner lifts her with his hand under her armpit and the lift begins from the woman's outside forward edge and ends on the outside backward edge of her ...
Lift Me Up (Geri Halliwell Song) - Formats and Track Listings
... These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Lift Me Up" ... UK CD1/European CD2 "Lift Me Up" - 352 "Lift Me Up" - 357 "Lift Me Up" - 324 "Lift Me Up" - 802 UK CD2/European CD1 "Lift Me Up" - 352 "Live and Let Die" - 310 "V ...

More definitions of "lift":

  • (verb): Remove (hair) by scalping.
  • (verb): Invigorate or heighten.
    Example: "Lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (verb): Raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
    Synonyms: hoist, wind
  • (noun): A ride in a car.
    Example: "He gave me a lift home"
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: elevator
  • (verb): Take off or away by decreasing.
    Example: "Lift the pressure"
  • (verb): Call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs.
  • (verb): Make audible.
    Example: "He lifted a war whoop"
  • (verb): Take illegally.
    Synonyms: rustle
  • (verb): Perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.
    Synonyms: face-lift
  • (noun): One of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot.
  • (verb): Move upwards.
    Example: "Lift one's eyes"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (verb): Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means.
    Synonyms: airlift
  • (verb): Put an end to.
    Example: "Lift a ban"
    Synonyms: raise
  • (verb): Rise upward, as from pressure or moisture.
    Example: "The floor is lifting slowly"
  • (noun): A device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg.
  • (verb): Raise in rank or condition.
    Synonyms: raise, elevate
  • (noun): A powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill.
    Synonyms: ski tow, ski lift
  • (verb): Take (root crops) out of the ground.
    Example: "Lift potatoes"
  • (verb): Pay off (a mortgage).
  • (noun): Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable).
    Synonyms: airlift
  • (noun): A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
    Synonyms: rise
  • (verb): Remove from a seedbed or from a nursery.
    Example: "Lift the tulip bulbs"
  • (noun): The act of giving temporary assistance.
  • (verb): Take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property.
    Synonyms: plagiarize, plagiarise
  • (noun): The component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity.
    Synonyms: aerodynamic lift
  • (verb): Remove from a surface.
    Example: "The detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  • (noun): The act of raising something.
    Example: "He responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
    Synonyms: raise, heave
  • (verb): Take hold of something and move it to a different location.
    Example: "Lift the box onto the table"

Famous quotes containing the word lift:

    The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, “the whole is greater than its part;” “reaction is equal to action;” “the smallest weight may be made to lift the greatest, the difference of weight being compensated by time;” and many the like propositions, which have an ethical as well as physical sense. These propositions have a much more extensive and universal sense when applied to human life, than when confined to technical use.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
    Bible: Hebrew Exodus 20:25.

    Let’s not quibble! I’m the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, “I’d rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.”
    Tallulah Bankhead (1903–1968)