from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of raising or rising.
  • noun A lift; aid; assistance.
  • noun An attempt; a tentative attack.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
  • adjective a lift bridge.
  • adjective See 2d Jack, 5.
  • adjective See Health lift, under Health.
  • adjective (Mach.) A pump which lifts the water only to the top of the pump, or delivers it through a spout; a lift pump.
  • adjective a vertical rod lifted by a rock shaft, and imparting motion to a puppet valve; -- used in the engines of river steamboats.
  • adjective (Naut.) one which tends to lift a vessel's bow out of water, as jibs and square foresails.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Weightlifting; a form of exercise in which weights are lifted.
  • noun Plastic surgery for tightening facial tissues and improving the facial appearance; facelift.
  • verb Present participle of lift.


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