American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To raise; elevate.
- v. To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition.
- v. To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt: music that uplifts the spirit.
- adj. Uplifted.
- n. The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up.
- n. An effort or a movement to improve social, moral, or intellectual standards.
- n. Geology An upheaval.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elevation.
- To lift or raise up; raise; elevate: literally or figuratively: as, to uplift the arm; uplifted eyes.
- n. An upheaval. See upheaval.
- n. Raising; elevation; mental, moral, or physical exaltation.
- v. To raise something or someone to a higher physical, social, moral, intellectual, spiritual or emotional level.
- n. The act or result of being uplifted.
- n. geology A tectonic upheaval, especially one that takes place in the process of mountain building.
- n. colloquial A brassiere that raises the breasts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate.
- n. (Geol.) A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.
- n. a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
- v. lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
- v. fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
- n. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
- v. lift up or elevate
“For climate researchers trying to understand major episodes of global climate change in Earth's past, the timing of the uplift is a crucial piece of information.”
“As Dr. King said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
“SIGAR says that the January 2012 personnel target for this uplift is 1,500 personnel.”
“A nation that spends more on war than human uplift is approaching spiritual death - Martin Luther King Jr.”
““A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.””
“Information about the pace of the uplift is important for climate change studies: The rise of the Tibetan Plateau led to dramatic changes in the climate, both regionally and globally.”
“Continuous monitoring of the uplift is possible today due to development of space geodesy techniques like Global Positioning System (GPS).”
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“Ten to twenty percent uplift is what's happening in Ajijic area.”
““A nation that spends more money on military defense than social uplift is approaching spiritual death.””
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