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  Definition of Lift
  1. the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
  2. a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
  3. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  4. 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; "some actresses have more than one face lift"
  5. the act of giving temporary assistance
  6. 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
  7. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
  8. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
  9. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
  10. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  11. the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
  12. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
  13. perform cosmetic surgery on someone''s face
  14. remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
  15. take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
  16. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"
  17. remove (hair) by scalping
  18. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege"
  19. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"
  20. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty"
  21. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
  22. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  23. annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  24. make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
  25. take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
  26. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
  27. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car"
  28. take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
  29. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
  30. move upwards; "lift one''s eyes"
  31. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
  32. make off with belongings of others
  33. take illegally; "rustle cattle"
  34. take without referencing from someone else''s writing or speech; of intellectual property
  35. pay off (a mortgage)
  36. rise up; "The building rose before them"
Similar Words: raise, heave, airlift, face lift, facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck, elevator, ski tow, ski lift, rise, elevation, raising, aerodynamic lift, face-lift, elevate, revoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, hoist, wind, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise, get up, bring up, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, rustle, plagiarize, plagiarise, rear


See Also: surface, come up, rise up, rise, pick up, lift up, gather up


Hyponyms: Berlin airlift, nose job, rhinoplasty, dumbwaiter, food elevator, freight elevator, service elevator, paternoster, top lift, chairlift, chair lift, rope tow, surface lift, ground effect, dignify, exalt, renege, renege on, renegue on, go back on, trice, trice up, heave, heave up, heft, heft up, pitchfork, fork, scend, surge, climb, climb up, mount, go up, soar, soar up, soar upwards, zoom, rocket, skyrocket, uplift, chandelle, steam, rise, come up, uprise, ascend, get up, jack, jack up, shoulder, kick up, hoist, wind, run up, pump, levitate, underlay, skid, pinnacle, chin, chin up, raise, leaven, prove, heighten, hike, hike up, boost, pick up, lift up, gather up, rear, erect, crib, loom, tower, predominate, hulk


Part Meronyms: building, edifice, heel


Derivational Morphology: heave, heave up, heft, heft up, raise, elevate, get up, bring up, hoist, wind, airlift, face-lift, surface, come up, rise up, rise, arise, move up, go up, uprise, face lift, facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, aggrandizement, aggrandisement, vacation, recission, rescission, abrogation, repeal, annulment, reverse, contrary, opposite, reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround, countermand, revocation, elevator, ski tow, ski lift, hoister, raising, rising, ascent, ascension, ascending, natural elevation, weightlifter, lifter, acclivity, climb, upgrade, booster, shoplifter, boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum, sneak thief, pilferer, snitcher, pilferage, rustler, cattle thief, rustling, plagiarist, plagiarizer, plagiariser, literary pirate, pirate, plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation, piracy, rising slope


Anagrams: flit


Language Translations:
Bosnian: lift   Bulgarian: асансьор  
Croatian: lift   Danish: elevator  
Dutch: lift   Finnish: hissi  
French: ascenseur   German: Lift  
Hungarian: lift, felvonó   Italian: ascensore  
Japanese: エレベーター   Korean: 엘리베이터  
Polish: winda   Portuguese: elevador  
Slovak: výťah   Swedish: hiss  
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