2 noun
Related topics: Daily Life, Physics, Technology, Air
lift2 S3 W3

in a building

[countable] British EnglishTD a machine that you can ride in, that moves up and down between the floors in a tall building [= elevator American English]
They took the lift down to the bar.
It's on the 3rd floor. Let's use the lift.

in a car

[countable] if you give someone a lift, you take them somewhere in your car [= ride]:
Do you want a lift into town?
John gave me a lift home.
He very kindly offered me a lift.

give somebody/something a lift

a) to make someone feel more cheerful and more hopeful:
The new park has given everyone in the neighbourhood a lift.
b) to make something such as a business, the economy etc operate better:
The Bank of England's announcement gave the stock market a lift today.

lifting movement

[uncountable and countable] a movement in which something is lifted or raised up:
She does sit-ups and leg lifts every morning.


[uncountable]TTA the pressure of air that keeps something such as an aircraft up in the air or lifts it higher

Dictionary results for "lift"
Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.