lifter


lifter
lift VERB 1) raise or be raised to a higher position or level. 2) pick up and move to a different position. 3) formally remove or end (a legal restriction, decision, etc.). 4) (lift off) (of an aircraft, spacecraft, etc.) take off, especially vertically. 5) carry off or win (a prize or event). 6) informal steal.
NOUN 1) Brit. a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things. 2) an act or instance of lifting. 3) a free ride in another person's vehicle. 4) a device for carrying people up or down a mountain. 5) a feeling of increased cheerfulness. 6) upward force exerted by the air on an aerofoil or other structure.
lift a finger (or hand) — Cf. ↑lift a hand
DERIVATIVES liftable adjective lifter noun.
ORIGIN Old Norse, related to LOFT(Cf. ↑loft).

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