from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To raise; elevate.
  • transitive verb To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition.
  • transitive verb To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt.
  • adjective Uplifted.
  • noun The act, process, or result of raising or lifting up.
  • noun An effort or a movement to improve social, moral, or intellectual standards.
  • noun Geology An upheaval.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An elevation.
  • To lift or raise up; raise; elevate: literally or figuratively: as, to uplift the arm; uplifted eyes.
  • noun An upheaval. See upheaval.
  • noun Raising; elevation; mental, moral, or physical exaltation.
  • Uplifted.

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

  • transitive verb To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate.
  • noun (Geol.) A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.

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

  • verb To raise something or someone to a higher physical, social, moral, intellectual, spiritual or emotional level.
  • noun The act or result of being uplifted.
  • noun geology A tectonic upheaval, especially one that takes place in the process of mountain building.
  • noun colloquial A brassiere that raises the breasts.

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

  • noun a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
  • verb lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
  • verb lift up or elevate


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