verb (used with object)
- to transfer (measurements and the like) from a drawing, model, etc., to a piece being built.
- to form (a template) according to a drawing, model, etc.
verb (used without object)
- elevator(def 2).
- any device used to lift or elevate, as a dumbwaiter or hoist.
- the capacity of a cargo ship measured in dead-weight tons.
- topping lift.
- the displacement of a pallet by an escape wheel that has been unlocked.
- the angle through which the pallet passes when so displaced.
Origin of lift
Examples from the Web for lift
The Kurds claimed at least 100 Islamic militants were killed in the two-day battle to lift the siege.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He vows that it will create 250,000 jobs, lift Nicaragua out of poverty and make it the maritime capital of the world.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In essence, they placed a bunch of solar panels in the form of a suspension bridge on top of the lift.
And in the summer, when the lift is idle, it feeds juice into the local community.
In a day, he'll play basketball and racquetball, lift weights and run, then throw.
Carlier said to Kayerts in a careless tone: "I say, chief, I might just as well give him a lift with this lot into the store."Tales of Unrest|Joseph Conrad
Now, Miss Bruce, supposing you let me give you a lift to the station?The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
Jane will lift her ears suddenly, and say to herself: 'What!Penelope's English Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Suppose you wanted to lift a heavy frying pan off the stove.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Then, too, if they tried to get a lift on a train, there would have to be too many in the secret.Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer|J. W. Duffield
British Dictionary definitions for lift (1 of 2)
- the thickness of ore extracted in one operation
- a set of pumps used in a mine
- the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on a wing, etc, at right angles to the airflow
- the upward force exerted by the gas in a balloon, airship, etc