English dictionary definition of:

lift


Noun

  • the act of raising something
  • a ride in a car
  • transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
  • 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
  • the act of giving temporary assistance
  • 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
  • one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
  • a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
  • a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
  • a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
  • the event of something being raised upward
  • the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

Verb

  • perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
  • remove from a surface
  • take off or away by decreasing
  • remove from a seedbed or from a nursery
  • remove (hair) by scalping
  • put an end to
  • rise upward, as from pressure or moisture
  • raise in rank or condition
  • invigorate or heighten
  • call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
  • cancel officially
  • make audible
  • take (root crops) out of the ground
  • fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
  • raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
  • take hold of something and move it to a different location
  • move upward
  • move upwards
  • raise from a lower to a higher position
  • make off with belongings of others
  • take illegally
  • take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
  • pay off (a mortgage)
  • rise up

Thesaurus

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Scrabble score for lift


Scrabble score = 7

generated at 23:17:45 on 18-11-19

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