[ uhp-lif-ting ]
/ ʌpˈlɪf tɪŋ /


inspirational; offering or providing hope, encouragement, salvation, etc.: an uplifting sermon.

Origin of uplifting

First recorded in 1810–20; uplift + -ing2

Definition for uplifting (2 of 2)


[ verb uhp-lift; noun uhp-lift ]
/ verb ʌpˈlɪft; noun ˈʌpˌlɪft /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become uplifted.


Origin of uplift

First recorded in 1300–50, uplift is from the Middle English word upliften. See up-, lift

Related forms

up·lift·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uplifting (1 of 2)


/ (ʌpˈlɪftɪŋ) /


acting to raise moral, spiritual, cultural, etc levels

British Dictionary definitions for uplifting (2 of 2)


verb (ʌpˈlɪft) (tr)

to raise; elevate; lift up
to raise morally, spiritually, culturally, etc
Scot and NZ to collect (a passenger, parcel, etc); pick up

noun (ˈʌpˌlɪft)

Derived Forms

uplifter, noun
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