What is uplift?

  • (verb): Lift up or elevate.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on uplift:

List Of Uplift Universe Planets - Plot Outline and Major Themes
... stewardship of genetic diversity are major themes in the Uplift books ... The first book in the Uplift series, Sundiver (1980), is essentially a detective story and occurs only decades after humanity's first contact with the Five Galaxies ... The third book, The Uplift War (1987), occurs around the same time as Startide Rising but in another part of the galaxy ...
Canyons Of The Escalante - Geology
... western section of North America entered an era of uplift and mountain-building, an event known as the Laramide orogeny ... More recently, additional uplift formed the Colorado Plateau province ... These episodes of uplift raised the Aquarius Plateau to the extent that there were strong erosional forces acting on the Escalante River Basin ...

More definitions of "uplift":

  • (noun): A brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts.
  • (noun): (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building).
    Synonyms: upheaval, upthrow, upthrust
  • (verb): Lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces.
    Example: "The earth's movement uplifted this part of town"

Famous quotes containing the word uplift:

    Religious faith is a most filling vapor.
    It swirls occluded in us under tight
    Compression to uplift us out of weight....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    ... the sentimentalist ... exclaims: “Would you have a woman step down from her pedestal in order to enter practical life?” Yes! A thousand times, yes! If we can really find, after a careful search, any women mounted upon pedestals, we should willingly ask them to step down in order that they may meet and help to uplift their sisters. Freedom and justice for all are infinitely more to be desired than pedestals for a few.
    Bertha Honore Potter Palmer (1849–1918)