Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making light; lightness; buoyancy.
- n. Among Spiritualists, the alleged phenomenon of bodies heavier than air being by spiritual means rendered buoyant in the atmosphere.
- n. The raising of something, such as a body, without apparent physical cause, allegedly using the power of the mind
- n. The suspension of something via technical means without any mechanical support, such as by magnetism
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.
- n. The act or process of making buoyant.
- n. the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means
- n. movement upward in virtue of lightness
- n. the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
- From levitate (from Latin levitas ("lightness"), patterned in English on gravitate) + -ation. (Wiktionary)
“Sometimes Lady will do what I call her levitation pee dance.”
“The most obvious advantage of magnetic levitation is the absence of friction that would normally be present in wheeled vehicles.”
“I beleave levitation is real and possible for anybody ryland Says:”
“Is it called levitation when someone falls out of a tree, only to stop for three seconds or so on the way down? en Español”
“Yes, sir," he said to me, "levitation is not impossible.”
“An occurrence which occasionally takes place at _séances_, and more frequently among eastern Yógîs, is what is called levitation -- that is, the floating of a human body in the air.”
“Among the arts ascribed to Home was that called levitation, in practising which he was raised in the air by an unseen and unknown force, and remained suspended there; this being, so to say, the first step towards human flying without the assistance of any biplane, monoplane, or other mechanical contrivance.”
“The gods cultivate levitation, which is a different thing from levity, meaning skyey gravitation, uplift, aspiration expressed in bodily attitude.”
“The desire has only been gratified a very few times in that kind of dream called levitation, when one rises and floats above the earth without effort and is like a ball of thistledown carried by the wind.”
“Scientists at Harvard University have applied magnetic levitation, which is best known for enabling high-speed trains to float above tracks, to the task of measuring fat content in food.”
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