from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To rise or cause to rise into the air and float in apparent defiance of gravity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity.
- v. Be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; -- opposed to
- transitive v. To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to become buoyant in the atmosphere; make light, so as to cause to float in the air; deprive of normal gravity.
- To act or move by force of levity—that is, by a repulsive force, contrary to gravity; overcome the force of gravity by means of specific lightness: especially, in recent use, said of a body heavier than the air, but supposed to rise in it by spiritual means.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
- v. cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
From Latin levis, light (on the model of gravitate); see levity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)