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uplifted

[uhp-lif-tid] /ʌpˈlɪf tɪd/
adjective
1.
improved, as in mood or spirit.
2.
raised or elevated, as a beam.
Origin of uplifted
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English: orig., past participle of uplift

uplift

[verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift] /verb ʌpˈlɪft; noun ˈʌpˌlɪft/
verb (used with object)
1.
to lift up; raise; elevate.
2.
to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like:
to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
3.
to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become uplifted.
noun
5.
an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
6.
the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
7.
emotional or spiritual exaltation.
8.
a brassiere.
9.
Geology. an upheaval.
Origin
First recorded in 1300-50, uplift is from the Middle English word upliften. See up-, lift
Related forms
upliftment, noun
Synonyms
7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.
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  • When I passed an hour later she was still there, her hand on the uplifted latch.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • He stopped an instant with uplifted foot, then turned and made directly for us.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • In the meantime, the uplifted hand of Hawkeye was above him.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • They rescued the people from barbarism, and uplifted the standard of the cross.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • I saw that it would never do with us, and that it ought, as a matter of fact, to be uplifted.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • "She'll be there," he told himself, and he walked home with uplifted head.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "It's yonder," he cried, and pointed it out to himself with uplifted finger.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • The Father had risen to his feet, and he spoke the last words with uplifted hand.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • At one moment he was uplifted by strong emotions, at the next moment he was in collapse.

    The Christian Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for uplifted

uplift

verb (transitive) (ʌpˈlɪft)
1.
to raise; elevate; lift up
2.
to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
3.
(Scot & NZ) to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
noun (ˈʌpˌlɪft)
4.
the act, process, or result of lifting up
5.
the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
6.
  1. a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
  2. (as modifier): an uplift bra
7.
the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
Derived Forms
uplifter, noun
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Word Origin and History for uplifted

uplift

v.

mid-14c., from up + lift (v.). Related: Uplifted; uplifting.

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