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.
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Example sentences from the Web for lift
The realm of small lift overflows with news in this edition.Rocket Report: Delta IV Heavy gets a new date, SpaceX to destroy test tank|Eric Berger|September 11, 2020|Ars Technica
If a deal is made soon, Hamrick believes “the market could get a short term lift from any positive development with respect to relief, because what we’re really talking about is applying some much-needed first aid to the economy,” he notes.3 things investors need to watch in the week ahead|Anne Sraders|September 7, 2020|Fortune
For example, it now works with Nielsen’s esports team on brand lift studies and does brand equity studies in partnership with Twitch.‘Gaming is where culture is being set’: Bud Light gets serious about esports|Seb Joseph|September 3, 2020|Digiday
Taylor said its educational TV advertising and the use of additional in-store navigational and educational signage helped deliver “an immediate lift” to its homecare category.How the world’s biggest advertisers are spending (or not) as the pandemic grinds on|Lara O'Reilly|August 3, 2020|Digiday
While all publishers have seen traffic hikes, not all have benefited from corresponding ad revenue lifts, which have been thwarted by overwrought keyword blocking and direct ad deals on hiatus.
Helicopters lifted pregnant women and children to safety first.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A ban on the ringing of church bells, lifted in 1941, was reimposed.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church|Cathy Young|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once I got over that hurdle, it was as if a huge weight had lifted and I was not scared anymore.
On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of diaper cream priced at $43.98—and then stashed it in her purse.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unless Cuba sends them back, you might consider following the now lifted embargo with your own personal boycott.
She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.Confidence|Henry James
She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The little pig in the box felt himself being lifted out of the wagon.
Then the boy lifted out the comical little pig, and Squinty found himself inside a large box, very much like the pen at home.
He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
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