from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that lifts or assists in lifting.
  • n. A weightlifter.
  • n. A spatula.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, lifts.
  • n. A tool for lifting loose sand from the mold; also, a contrivance attached to a cope, to hold the sand together when the cope is lifted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lifts or raises anything.
  • n. That by means of which something is lifted; an instrument or contrivance for lifting, as a hoisting-apparatus or elevator, a curved arm in a steam-engine for lifting the puppet-valve automatically, a bucket-wheel for raising pulp in a paper-mill, a kitchen utensil for lifting the lids of a stove, etc.
  • n. A thief; one who lifts a thing for the purpose of purloining it.
  • n. In founding:
  • n. One of the hooks suspended from the bars of a moldingbox into the mold to support the sand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an athlete who lifts barbells
  • n. a thief who steals goods that are in a store


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  • The heavy lifter is a false road, and a lunar architecture without it offers more capability and a lesser cost of operation.

    Dear Mr. Augustine - NASA Watch

  • The road you advocate, the heavy lifter, is the antithesis of the idea of using NASA and its needs to help build up the commercial space industry.

    Charles Bolden Nominated for NASA Administrator by President Obama - NASA Watch

  • Sometimes a little mood-lifter is as close as your spam folder.

    Happy Spam

  • They may even draw their legs up; the baby, not the power lifter, that is.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The Chechnyan had panicked when I told him he was going to call The lifter, cancel the job and meet him here to pay the remainder of his fee.


  • In situations where a lift is made in practice but not successfully completed during competition—that is, the lifter choked—the neck and hip joints of the lifter are often more tightly coupled than they should be.


  • All, very good reasons to keep quiet, work hard not to look pathetic, & try to be a "lifter", not a "leaner".

    Sackcloth and Ashes

  • MacNeill is also a "lifter" hobbyist who has made several of the mysterious levitating devices, and the how-to project he submitted was excellent.

    Boing Boing

  • He personally is a weight lifter which is the best kind of exercise for all people and especially diabetics.

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  • This is what I did this time-- see pictures for the foil "lifter" I used to get it out of the deep cooker.

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