HyperDic: lift

English > 36 senses of the word lift:
VERBmotionlift, raise, elevate, get up, bring upraise from a lower to a higher position
contactlifttake hold of something and move it to a different location
motionlift, raisemove upwards
motionlift, rise, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprisemove upward
communicationliftmake audible
communicationlift, revoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacatecancel officially
possessionlift, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobblemake off with belongings of others
contactlift, hoist, windraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
changelift, raiseinvigorate or heighten
changelift, raise, elevateraise in rank or condition
changelifttake off or away by decreasing
stativelift, rise, rearrise up
possessionliftpay off (a mortgage)
possessionlift, plagiarize, plagiarisetake without referencing from someone else's writing or speech
possessionlift, rustletake illegally
contactlift, airliftfly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
contactlifttake (root crops) out of the ground
communicationliftcall to stop the hunt / hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
changeliftrise upward, as from pressure or moisture
changelift, raiseput an end to
changeliftremove (hair) by scalping
changeliftremove from a seedbed or from a nursery
changeliftremove from a surface
bodylift, face-liftperform cosmetic surgery on someone's face
NOUNactliftthe act of giving temporary assistance
phenomenonlift, aerodynamic liftthe component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
eventlift, elevation, raisingthe event of something being raised upward
eventlift, risea wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
artifactlift, ski tow, ski lifta powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
artifactlifta device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
artifactliftone of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
artifactlift, elevatorlifting 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
actlift, face lift, facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuckplastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face
actlift, airlifttransportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
actlifta ride in a car
actlift, raise, heavethe act of raising something
lift > pronunciation
Soundslih'ft
Rhymesadrift ... uplift: 18 rhymes with ihft...
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of giving temporary assistance.
Broaderaid, assist, assistance, helpThe activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningThe component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity.
Synonymaerodynamic lift
Narrowerground effectapparent increase / increase in aerodynamic lift experienced by an aircraft flying close to the ground
Broaderaerodynamic forceForces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)
Spanishsustentación
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe event of something being raised upward.
Synonymselevation, raising
Broaderrise, rising, ascent, ascensionA movement upward
Spanishelevación
Catalanelevació
Verbsliftraise from a lower to a higher position
liftmove upward
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
Synonymrise
Broaderwave, moving ridgeOne of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid / liquid (especially across a large body of water)
Spanishcrecida
Verbsliftraise from a lower to a higher position
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill.
Synonymsski tow, ski lift
Narrowerchairlift, chair liftA ski lift on which riders (skiers or sightseers) are seated and carried up or down a mountainside
rope towA ski tow offering only a moving rope to hold onto
surface liftA ski tow that pulls skiers up a slope without lifting them off the ground
Broaderconveyance, transportSomething that serves as a means of transportation
Spanishtelesquí
Catalanremuntador, telecadira, telesquí
Verbsliftraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
liftraise from a lower to a higher position
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg.
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Verbsliftraise from a lower to a higher position
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningOne of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot.
Part ofheelThe bottom of a shoe or boot
Narrowertop liftThe bottom layer of a heel
Broaderlayer, bedSingle thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaninglifting 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.
Synonymelevator
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Partscar, elevator carWhere passengers ride up and down
Narrowerdumbwaiter, food elevatorA small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
freight elevator, service elevatorAn elevator designed for carrying freight
paternosterA type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
Broaderlifting deviceA device for lifting heavy loads
Spanishascensor, elevador
Catalanascensor
Verbsliftraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
liftraise from a lower to a higher position
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 9, act
Meaningplastic 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.
Example"some actresses have more than one face lift"
Synonymsface lift, facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck
Narrowernose job, rhinoplastycosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose
Broaderplastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplastysurgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue
Spanishcirugía estética, lifting facial, ritidectomía, ritidoplastia
Catalancirurgia estètica, cirurgia plàstica, lifting facial, ritidectomia, ritidectomía, ritidoplastia, ritidoplàstia
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 10, act
Meaningtransportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable).
Synonymairlift
InstancesBerlin airliftairlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
Broadertransportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyanceThe act of moving something from one location to another
Spanishpuente aéreo, transporte aéreo
Catalantransport aeri
Verbsliftraise from a lower to a higher position
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningA ride in a car.
Example"he gave me a lift home"
Broaderdrive, rideA journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
English > lift: 36 senses > noun 12, act
MeaningThe act of raising something.
Example"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"
Synonymsraise, heave
Broaderpropulsion, actuationThe act of propelling
Catalanelevació
Verbsliftraise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
liftraise from a lower to a higher position
liftmove upwards
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningRaise from a lower to a higher position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThe men lift the chairs
Example "Lift a load"
Synonymsraise, elevate, get up, bring up
Cause torise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
Narrowerchin, chin upRaise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
get upCause to rise
heightenincrease the height of
hike, hike up, boostincrease
hoist, lift, windRaise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
hoist, run upRaise
hoistMove from one place to another by lifting
jack, jack upLift with a special device
kick upCause to rise by kicking
levitateCause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
pick up, lift up, gather upTake and lift upward
pinnacleRaise on or as if on a pinnacle
pumpRaise (gases or fluids) with a pump
raise, leaven, proveCause to puff up with a leaven
rear, erectCause to rise up
shoulderLift onto one's shoulders
skidelevate onto skids
trice, trice upRaise with a line
underlayRaise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsolift uptake and lift upward
Oppositelower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
Spanishalzar, aumentar, elevar, levantar, subir, traer
Catalanaixecar, alçar, elevar, enlairar, pujar
Nounsliftthe act of raising something
lifttransportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
liftlifting 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
lifta powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
lifta device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
liftthe event of something being raised upward
lifta wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
lifteran athlete who lifts barbells
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningtake hold of something and move it to a different location.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"lift the box onto the table"
Entailed byheftTest the weight of something by lifting it
Narrowerheave, heave up, heft, heft upLift or elevate
pitchfork, forkLift with a pitchfork
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishelevar, levantar
Catalanelevar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove upwards.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lift one's eyes"
Synonymraise
Cause torise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishalzar, elevar, levantar
Catalanelevar
Nounsliftthe act of raising something
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningMove upward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The fog lifted"
Synonymsrise, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
Caused bylift, raiseMove upwards
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Entailed bylevitate, hoverBe suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
top out, peakTo reach the highest point
NarrowerbubbleRise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
chandelleclimb suddenly and steeply
climb, climb up, mount, go upgo upward with gradual or continuous progress
go upBe erected, built, or constructed
rise, come up, uprise, ascendcome up, of celestial bodies
rocket, skyrocketShoot up abruptly, like a rocket
scend, surgeRise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoomRise rapidly
steamRise as vapor
upliftlift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositedescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Spanishascender, elevarse, subir
Catalanaixecar-se, aixecar, alçar-se, alçar, ascendir, elevar-se, elevar, pujar
Nounsliftthe event of something being raised upward
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningmake audible.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He lifted a war whoop"
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishalzar, elevar, levantar
Catalanalçar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningCancel officially.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "lift an embargo"
Synonymsrevoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate
Narrowerrenege, renege on, renegue on, go back onfail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Broadercancel, strike downdeclare null and void
Spanishanular, cancelar, contradecir, dar una contraorden, derogar, invalidar, invertir, rescindir, retractar, revocar
Catalananul·lar, derogar, invertir, revocar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 7, possession
MeaningMake off with belongings of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey lift the goods
Synonymspilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishafanar, atrapar, birlar, enganchar, guindar, hurtar, mangar, quitar, robar
Catalanfurtar, pispar, robar
Nounsliftera thief who steals goods that are in a store
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningRaise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymshoist, wind
Narrowertrice, trice uphoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishelevar, enarbolar, izar, levantar, subir
Catalanaixecar, alçar, elevar, hissar, pujar
Nounsliftthe act of raising something
liftlifting 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
lifta powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 9, change
Meaninginvigorate or heighten.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "lift my spirits"
  • "lift his ego"
Synonymraise
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishalzar, animar, elevar, levantar
Catalanaixecar, elevar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 10, change
MeaningRaise in rank or condition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The new law lifted many people from poverty"
Synonymsraise, elevate
NarrowerdignifyRaise the status of
exaltRaise in rank, character, or status
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Catalanelevar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningTake off or away by decreasing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"lift the pressure"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishsacar
Catalantreure
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 12, stative
MeaningRise up.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsrise, rear
Narrowerloom, tower, predominate, hulkAppear very large or occupy a commanding position
Broaderlook, appear, seemGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
Spanishalzarse, erguirse
Catalanaixecar-se, alçar-se, dreçar-se
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 13, possession
Meaningpay off (a mortgage) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderliquidate, pay offEliminate by paying off (debts)
Spanishcancelar, saldar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 14, possession
MeaningTake without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsplagiarize, plagiarise
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
NarrowercribTake unauthorized (intellectual material)
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishplagiar
Catalanplagiar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 15, possession
MeaningTake illegally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey lift the animals
Synonymrustle
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishrobar
Catalanrobar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 16, contact
Meaningfly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
Synonymairlift
Broaderflytransport by aeroplane
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 17, contact
MeaningTake (root crops) out of the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lift potatoes"
Broaderdig, dig outcreate by digging
Spanishsacar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 18, communication
MeaningCall to stop the hunt / hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadercall, send forOrder, request, or command to come
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 19, change
MeaningRise upward, as from pressure or moisture.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The floor is lifting slowly"
Broaderheave, buckle, warpbend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
Catalanaixecar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 20, change
Meaningput an end to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"lift a ban"
Synonymraise
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishlevantar
Catalanaixecar
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 21, change
MeaningRemove (hair) by scalping.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderscalpRemove the scalp of
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 22, change
MeaningRemove from a seedbed or from a nursery.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"lift the tulip bulbs"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishsacar
Catalantreure
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 23, change
MeaningRemove from a surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Catalantreure
English > lift: 36 senses > verb 24, body
MeaningPerform cosmetic surgery on someone's face.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymface-lift
Broaderoperate on, operatePerform surgery on

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