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Lift Definition

(n.) The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.

(v. t.) To bear; to support.

(v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.

(v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.

(v. i.) To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.

(v. i.) To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.

(v. t.) To live by theft.

(n.) Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.

(n.) The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.

(n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.

(n.) That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted

(n.) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.

(n.) A handle.

(n.) An exercising machine.

(n.) A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.

(n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.

(n.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.

(n.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.

(n.) A layer of leather in the heel.

(n.) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.