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  2  definitions  found 
  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]: 
  Lifting  \Lift"ing\,  a. 
  Used  in  or  for  or  by  lifting. 
  {Lifting  bridge},  a  lift  bridge. 
  {Lifting  jack}.  See  2d  {Jack},  5. 
  {Lifting  machine}.  See  {Health  lift},  under  {Health}. 
  {Lifting  pump}.  (Mach.) 
  a  A  kind  of  pump  having  a  bucket,  or  valved  piston,  instead 
  of  a  solid  piston,  for  drawing  water  and  lifting  it  to  a 
  high  level. 
  b  A  pump  which  lifts  the  water  only  to  the  top  of  the  pump, 
  or  delivers  it  through  a  spout;  a  lift  pump. 
  {Lifting  rod},  a  vertical  rod  lifted  by  a  rock  shaft,  and 
  imparting  motion  to  a  puppet  valve;  --  used  in  the  engines 
  of  river  steamboats. 
  {Lifting  sail}  (Naut.),  one  which  tends  to  lift  a  vessel's 
  bow  out  of  water,  as  jibs  and  square  foresails. 

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