- improved, as in mood or spirit.
- raised or elevated, as a beam.
Origin of uplifted
1250–1300; Middle English: orig., past participle of uplift
[verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift]
- to lift up; raise; elevate.
- to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like: to uplift downtrodden and deprived peoples.
- to exalt emotionally or spiritually.
- to become uplifted.
- an act of lifting up or raising; elevation.
- the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally.
- emotional or spiritual exaltation.
- a brassiere.
- Geology. an upheaval.
Origin of uplift
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7. enrichment, betterment, enhancement.
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Examples from the Web for uplifted
But these are not times when we need to be uplifted and showered with haughty rhetoric.Why I'm for Mitt
November 4, 2012
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
- to raise; elevate; lift up
- to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
- Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up
- the act, process, or result of lifting up
- the act or process of bettering moral, social or cultural conditions, etc
- a brassiere for lifting and supporting the breasts
- (as modifier)an uplift bra
- the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building
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Word Origin and History for uplifted
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