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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lift  \Lift\,  n. 
  1.  Act  of  lifting;  also  that  which  is  lifted. 
 
  2.  The  space  or  distance  through  which  anything  is  lifted; 
  as  a  long  lift.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Help;  assistance,  as  by  lifting;  as  to  give  one  a  lift  in 
  a  wagon.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  goat  gives  the  fox  a  lift.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lift  \Lift\  (l[i^]ft),  n.  [AS.  lyft  air.  See  {Loft}.] 
  The  sky;  the  atmosphere;  the  firmament.  [Obs.  or  Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lift  \Lift\  (l[i^]ft),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lifted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Lifting}.]  [Icel.  lypta,  fr  lopt  air;  akin  to  Sw 
  lyfta  to  lift,  Dan.  l["o]fte,  G.  l["u]ften;  --  prop.,  to 
  raise  into  the  air.  See  {Loft},  and  cf  1st  {Lift}.] 
  1.  To  move  in  a  direction  opposite  to  that  of  gravitation;  to 
  raise;  to  elevate;  to  bring  up  from  a  lower  place  to  a 
  higher;  to  upheave;  sometimes  implying  a  continued  support 
  or  holding  in  the  higher  place  --  said  of  material 
  things  as  to  lift  the  foot  or  the  hand;  to  lift  a  chair 
  or  a  burden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lift  \Lift\  (l[i^]ft),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  try  to  raise  something  to  exert  the  strength  for 
  raising  or  bearing. 
 
  Strained  by  lifting  at  a  weight  too  heavy.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  rise;  to  become  or  appear  raised  or  elevated;  as  the 
  fog  lifts;  the  land  lifts  to  a  ship  approaching  it 
 
  3.  [See  {Lift},  v.  t.,  5.]  To  live  by  theft.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lift 
  n  1:  the  act  of  giving  temporary  assistance 
  2:  the  event  of  something  being  raised  [syn:  {elevation},  {raising}] 
  3:  a  wave  that  lifts  the  surface  of  the  water  or  ground  [syn:  {rise}] 
  4:  carries  skiers  up  a  hill  [syn:  {ski  tow},  {ski  lift}] 
  5:  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  [syn:  {elevator}] 
  6:  a  ride  in  a  car  "he  gave  me  a  lift  home" 
  7:  the  act  of  raising  something  "he  responded  with  a  lift  of 
  his  eyebrow";  "fireman  learn  several  different  raises  for 
  getting  ladders  up"  [syn:  {raise},  {heave},  {elevation}] 
  v  1:  raise  from  a  lower  to  a  higher  position;  "Raise  your  hands"; 
  "Lift  a  load"  [syn:  {raise},  {elevate},  {get  up},  {bring 
  up}]  [ant:  {lower}] 
  2:  take  hold  of  something  and  move  it  to  a  different  location; 
  "lift  the  box  onto  the  table" 
  3:  move  upwards;  "lift  one's  eyes"  [syn:  {raise}] 
  4:  move  upward;  "The  fog  lifted";  "The  smoke  arose  from  the 
  forest  fire"  [syn:  {rise},  {arise},  {move  up},  {go  up},  {come 
  up}]  [ant:  {descend}] 
  5:  make  audible;  "He  lifted  a  war  whoop" 
  6:  annul  by  recalling  or  rescinding;  "He  revoked  the  ban  on 
  smoking";  "lift  an  embargo"  [syn:  {revoke},  {annul},  {countermand}, 
  {reverse},  {repeal},  {overturn},  {rescind}] 
  7:  make  off  with  belongings  of  others  [syn:  {pilfer},  {cabbage}, 
  {purloin},  {pinch},  {abstract},  {snarf},  {swipe},  {hook}, 
  {sneak},  {filch},  {nobble}] 
  8:  raise  or  haul  up  with  or  as  if  with  mechanical  help;  "hoist 
  the  bicycle  onto  the  roof  of  the  car"  [syn:  {hoist},  {wind}] 
  9:  invigorate  or  heighten;  "lift  my  spirits",  "lift  his  ego" 
  [syn:  {raise}] 
  10:  raise  in  rank  or  condition:  "The  new  law  lifted  many  people 
  from  poverty"  [syn:  {raise},  {elevate}] 
  11:  take  off  or  away  by  decreasing;  "lift  the  pressure" 
  12:  rise  up  "The  building  rose  before  them"  [syn:  {rise},  {rear}] 
  13:  pay  off  as  of  mortgages 
  14:  take  without  referencing  from  someone  else's  writing  or 
  speech;  of  intellectual  property  [syn:  {plagiarize},  {plagiarise}] 
  15:  take  illegally,  as  of  cattle  [syn:  {rustle}] 
  16:  fly  people  or  goods  to  or  from  places  not  accessible  by 
  other  means:  "Food  is  airlifted  into  Bosnia"  [syn:  {airlift}] 
  17:  take  out  of  the  ground,  of  root  crops;  "lift  potatoes" 
  18:  call  to  stop  the  hunt  or  to  retire,  as  of  hunting  dogs 
  19:  rise  upward,  as  from  pressure  or  moisture;  "The  floor  is 
  lifting  slowly" 
  20:  put  an  end  to  as  of  a  siege  or  a  blockade;  "lift  a  ban"; 
  "raise  a  siege"  [syn:  {raise}] 
  21:  remove  by  scalping,  of  hair 
  22:  remove  from  a  seedbed  or  form  a  nursery,  as  of  bulbs 
  23:  remove  from  a  surface,  of  fingerprints 
  24:  perform  cosmetic  surgery  on  someone's  face  [syn:  {face-lift}] 




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