lift-n; 13 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of temporary relief, assistance

Commentary: LIFT[+state][+relief][+temporary]

The trip to the beach gave John a lift yesterday.
After two weeks we finally got a lift from the rain and cold.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: aerodynamic force that opposed gravity

Commentary: LIFT[+force][+physical][+aerodynamic][+counterbalance][+gravity]

Lift under their wings is what enables airplanes to fly.
The air was too thin to provide the planes with sufficient lift for take-off.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a state of being elevated or raised

Commentary: LIFT[+state][+elevated][+concrete/+abstract]

What caused the sudden lift in oil prices this week?
Volcanic activity caused the lift that you see on the other side of the valley.
Scientists have observed a small but distinct lift in the earth's temperature.
The earthquake caused a visible lift that rippled along the fault line.
The barometer is indicating a steady lift in pressure.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 4: a ski tow

Commentary: LIFT[+entity][+artifact][+machine][+tow][+ski]

We took a chair lift up the side of the mountain.
The children are being towed up the hill by a surface lift.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: small devices worn inside shoes for support or height

Commentary: LIFT[+entity][+artifact][+device][+support][+shoe][+interior]

The man wore a lift in his left shoe because his left leg was shorter than his right.
John wears lifts in his shoes to make himself taller.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a component layer which makes up the heel of a boot or shoe

Commentary: LIFT[+form][+structure][+layer][+heel][+shoe]

The heels of these boots are made of a stack of ten lifts.
The bottom layer of a shoe heel is called the top lift.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: an elevator

Commentary: LIFT[+entity][+artifact][+machine][+elevator]

We took the stairs because the lift in the hotel was not working.
Does this lift go to the garage level?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: cosmetic surgery

Commentary: LIFT[+activity][+surgery][+cosmetic]

She's had two lifts done around her eyes and one under her chin.
The cosmetic surgeon is doing a bust lift on the woman.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 9: an organized, large-scale transport or movement of cargo

Commentary: LIFT[+activity][+transportation][+organized][+extensive][+cargo][+supplies/+personnel]

They evacuated most of the refugees via lifts before the enemy army took the city.
The only way to get medical supplies and food to those villages is by lift.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 10: an impromptu ride in a car

Commentary: LIFT[+activity][+transportation][+impromptu][+personal][+car]

She gave me a lift to the grocery store.
Pete can get a lift to the hotel with Mary.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 11: the act of physically raising something

Commentary: LIFT[+action][+physical][+raising]

The gym teacher had them do twenty leg lifts.
He glanced at her with a lift of his eyebrow.
The pairs skaters are practicing their lifts on the ice.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

Sense Number 12: an act of stealing or plagiarizing

Commentary: LIFT[+action][+social][+stealing]

This passage clearly proves that her story is a straight lift from Jane Austen.
The locked glass cased are to prevent lifts of the diamond jewelry on display there.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2c

Sense Number 13: an amount of weight, a load that can be carried

Commentary: LIFT[+quantity][+weight][+load]

How many pounds is the lift of that bulldozer?
They weighed the cargo jet to see whether the lift in its hold was over the limit.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1