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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lift /ˈlɪft/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 lift /ˈlɪft/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lift n.  The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament. [Obs. or Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lift v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Lifting.]
 1. To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
 2. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
    The Roman virtues lift up mortal man.   --Addison.
    Lest, being lifted up with pride.   --1 Tim. iii. 6.
 3. To bear; to support. [Obs.]
 4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
 5.  To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
 Note:In old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted.
    He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered.   --Shak.
 To lift up, to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures, specifically, to elevate upon the cross. --John viii. 28.
 To lift up the eyes. To look up; to raise the eyes, as in prayer. --Ps. cxxi. 1.
 To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief. --Ps. lxxiv. 3.
 To lift up the hand. (a) To take an oath. --Gen. xiv. 22. (b) To pray. --Ps. xxviii. 2. (c) To engage in duty. --Heb. xii. 12.
 To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress. --Job xxxi. 21.
 To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice. --Gen. xl. 13. --Luke xxi. 28.
 To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or unkindness. --John xiii.18.
 To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out. --Gen. xxi. 16.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lift v. i.
 1. To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
    Strained by lifting at a weight too heavy.   --Locke.
 2. To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
 3.  To steal; also, to live by theft.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lift, n.
 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by the vehicle's owner to another person as a favor -- usually in “give a lift” or “got a lift”; as, to give one a lift in a wagon; Jack gave me a lift into town. [Colloq.]
    The goat gives the fox a lift.   --L'Estrange.
 4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted; as: (a) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter. [Chiefly Brit.] (b) An exercising machine.
 5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
 6. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below. [Prov. Eng.]
 7. Naut. A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
 8. Mach. One of the steps of a cone pulley.
 9. Shoemaking A layer of leather in the heel.
 10. Horology That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.
 Dead lift. See under Dead. --Swift.
 Lift bridge, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.
 Lift gate, a gate that is opened by lifting.
 Lift hammer. See Tilt hammer.
 Lift lock, a canal lock.
 Lift pump, a lifting pump.
 Lift tenter Windmills, a governor for regulating the speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action of grinding machinery according to the speed.
 Lift wall Canal Lock, the cross wall at the head of the lock.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of giving temporary assistance
      2: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil
         that opposes gravity [syn: aerodynamic lift]
      3: the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of
         the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land
         resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: elevation, raising]
      4: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground [syn: rise]
      5: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill [syn: ski
         tow, ski lift]
      6: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look
         taller or to correct a shortened leg
      7: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
      8: lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is
         raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in
         order to move people from one floor to another in a
         building [syn: elevator]
      9: plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging
         from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and
         skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some
         actresses have more than one face lift" [syn: face lift,
          facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy,
          rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck]
      10: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when
          other means of access are unavailable) [syn: airlift]
      11: a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
      12: the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of
          his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for
          getting ladders up" [syn: raise, heave]
      v 1: raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands";
           "Lift a load" [syn: raise, elevate, get up, bring
           up] [ant: lower]
      2: take hold of something and move it to a different location;
         "lift the box onto the table"
      3: move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: raise]
      4: move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the
         forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn: rise,
          arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise] [ant: descend]
      5: make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
      6: annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
         smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
         [syn: revoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal,
          overturn, rescind, vacate]
      7: make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage,
          purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook,
          sneak, filch, nobble]
      8: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist
         the bicycle onto the roof of the car" [syn: hoist, wind]
      9: invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
         [syn: raise]
      10: raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people
          from poverty" [syn: raise, elevate]
      11: take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"
      12: rise up; "The building rose before them" [syn: rise, rear]
      13: pay off (a mortgage)
      14: take without referencing from someone else's writing or
          speech; of intellectual property [syn: plagiarize, plagiarise]
      15: take illegally; "rustle cattle" [syn: rustle]
      16: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by
          other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia" [syn: airlift]
      17: take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"
      18: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs
      19: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is
          lifting slowly"
      20: put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: raise]
      21: remove (hair) by scalping
      22: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip
      23: remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some
          fingerprints from the table"
      24: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face [syn: face-lift]