1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
An exercising machine.
10. That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given. Dead lift. See dead. Lift bridge, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside. Lift gate, a gate that is opened by lifting. Lift hammer. See tilt hammer. Lift lock, a canal lock. Lift pump, a lifting pump. Lift tenter, the cross wall at the head of the lock.
The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
Origin: as.lyft air. See Loft.
1. To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; som fd4 etimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
3. To bear; to support.
4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
in old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted. He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered. (Shak) to lift up, to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures, specifically, to elevate upon the cross. To lift up the eyes. To look up; to raise the eyes, as in prayer. To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief. To lift up the hand. To take an oath. To pray. To engage in duty. To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress. To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice. . To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or unkindness. To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out.