a machine that you can ride in, that moves up and down between the floors in a tall building [= elevator American English]
in a building[countable] British EnglishTD
They took the lift down to the bar.
It's on the 3rd floor. Let's use the lift.
if you give someone a lift, you take them somewhere in your car [= ride]:
in a car[countable]
Do you want a lift into town?
John gave me a lift home.
He very kindly offered me a lift.
to make someone feel more cheerful and more hopeful:
The new park has given everyone in the neighbourhood a lift.
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.
a movement in which something is lifted or raised up:
lifting movement[uncountable and countable]
She does sit-ups and leg lifts every morning.
the pressure of air that keeps something such as an aircraft up in the air or lifts it higher