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lift (look)

Definition:

to rise up

Class:

stative verb (being, having, spatial relations, etc.)

Past tense:

lifted

Present participle:

lifting

3rd-person singular present:

lifts

Type of:

look » be

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

loom

Synonyms:

rear | rise

Etymology:

Middle English lifte, lüfte, lefte ("air, sky, heaven"), from Old English lyft...
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All senses of lift...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rear | bring up the rear [sense-specific] | in the rear [sense-specific] | buttock [synonym, sense-specific] | raise [synonym, sense-specific] | intr [synonym, sense-specific] | tower [synonym, sense-specific] | rearer [noun, derived]

the back or hind part | the area or position that lies at the back | the section of a military force or procession farthest from the front | the ... (27 of 651 words, 14 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rear

Wiktionary:

rear | rears [plural] | reared [past tense] | rearing [present participle] | reer [sense-specific] | rere [sense-specific] | rare [sense-specific] | prance [synonym, sense-specific] | build [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] To raise physically; to lift up; to cause to rise, to elevate. | [transitive] To construct by building; to set up | [transitive] To raise spiritually; to lift up; to elevate morally. | [transitive, obsolete] To lift and take up. | ... (38 of 251 words, 18 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rear

Merriam-Webster:

rear [entry 1, verb] | construct [synonym, sense-specific] | breed [synonym, sense-specific] | foster [synonym, sense-specific] | nourish [synonym, sense-specific] | nurse [synonym, sense-specific] | raise [synonym, sense-specific] | bring up [synonym, sense-specific] | demount [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to erect by building; "construct" | to raise upright | to breed and raise (an animal) for use or market ; to bring to maturity or self-sufficiency ... (25 of 251 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rear

rear [entry 2, noun] | back [synonym, sense-specific] | reverse [synonym, sense-specific] | tail [synonym, sense-specific] | face [antonym, sense-specific] | forehead [antonym, sense-specific] | forepart [antonym, sense-specific] | front [antonym, sense-specific] | beam [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the back part of something: as ; the unit (as of an army) or area farthest ... | the space or position at the back (24 of 112 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rear show=1

rear [entry 3, adjective] | aft [synonym] | after [synonym] | hind [synonym] | hinder [synonym] | hindmost [synonym] | posterior [synonym] | back [synonym] | rearward [synonym]

being at the back (4 of 85 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rear show=2

rear [entry 4, adverb]

toward or from the rear [used in combination] (8 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rear show=3

Oxford Dictionary:

rear [entry 1] | rear end | bring up the rear | take someone in rear

[singular] : the back part of something, especially a building or vehicle | the space or position at the back of something or someone | the hindmost ... (25 of 181 words, 9 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rear

rear [entry 2] | rear up | rear its head | rear one's head | rearer [derived]

bring up and care for (a child) until they are fully grown | [animals] care for (its young) until they are fully grown. | breed and raise (animals) | ... (26 of 219 words, 10 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rear--2

Random House Dictionary:

rear | bring up the rear [sense-specific]

the back of something, as distinguished from the front. | the space or position behind something. | the buttocks; rump. | the hindmost portion of an ... (23 of 193 words, 14 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rear

American Heritage Dictionary:

rear | reared [past tense] | rearing [present participle] | rears [3rd-person singular present] | rearer [noun, related]

A hind part. | The point or area farthest from the front | The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front. | [informal] ... (24 of 130 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

rear

the back or hind part of something | the place or position behind or at the back | the part of a military or naval force farthest from the enemy | ... (28 of 121 words, 12 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rear

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rear [verb] | reared [past tense] | rearing [present participle] | rears [3rd-person singular present] | rear up | be reared on something | rear its ugly head

[transitive] to look after a child or young animal until it's fully grown | "rear" or "rear up": [intransitive] if a horse rears, it lifts its front ... (26 of 113 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rear 13

rear [noun] | rears [plural] | the rear | bring up the rear

"the rear": the part of a place or thing that is at the back | [countable, usually singular, informal] the part of your body that you sit on | "bring ... (28 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rear 5

rear [only before noun]

at the back of something (5 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rear

Wikipedia:

Rear [disambiguation]

may refer to: Rear (children), to bring up children | Rear (military), the area of a battlefield behind the front line | Rear (horse), when a stands on its hind legs | Rear end, the buttocks (33 of 83 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rear

Cambridge Dictionary:

rear [entry 1]

at the back of something (5 of 27 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rear 1

rear [entry 2] | the rear | rear end

"the rear": the back part of something | ("rear end") [old-fashioned informal] a person's bottom (14 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rear 2

rear [entry 3]

to care for young animals or children until they are able to care for themselves (15 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rear 3

rear [entry 4]

to rise up or to lift up (7 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rear 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lift [physics]

Upward-acting force on an aircraft wing or airfoil. An aircraft in flight experiences an upward lift force, as well as the thrust of the engine, the ... (26 of 94 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/340350​/lift

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rose | rambler roses | rambler rose

common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the ... (27 of 34 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

rear [entry 1] | reared [past tense] | rearing [present participle] | rears [3rd-person singular present]

to bring up and care for young animals or children until they are fully grown | to raise a plant to full growth | to rise up on the hind legs (refers ... (30 of 115 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699596​/definition​.html  [offline]

rear [entry 2] | rears [plural]

the back of something, or the area near the back of something | the part of an army or a procession that is farthest from the front | somebody's ... (27 of 101 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699597​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

lift | lifts [plural] | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English lifte, lüfte, lefte ("air, sky, heaven"), from Old English lyft ("atmosphere,... | Middle English liften, lyften, from Old Norse lypta ("to lift, air", literally "to raise in the... (29 of 106 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lift

Online Etymology:

lift

First use: about 1200

Origin: Old Norse lypta "to raise", from Proto-Germanic *luftijan (compare Middle Low German lüchten, Dutch lichten, German ... (18 of 66 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=lift

New World Dictionary:

lift

Origin: Middle English liften from Old Norse lypta from lopt, air, akin to Old English lyft, German luft, Dutch lucht

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lift

Collins Dictionary:

lift

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse lypta, Old English lyft sky; compare loft | Old English lyft

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lift

Oxford Dictionary:

lift | hand | its

Origin: Middle English: from Old Norse lypta, of Germanic origin; related to "loft"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lift

American Heritage Dictionary:

lift | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle] | lifts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English liften, from Old Norse lypta.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lift

Merriam-Webster:

lift [entry 1, noun, Scottish]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English lyft

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lift

lift [entry 2, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse lypta; akin to Old English lyft air

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Encarta Dictionary:

lift | lifts [plural] | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old Norse lypta from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696631​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

lift | lifts [plural] | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lift"

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Collins Dictionary:

lift

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lift"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lift

Macmillan British Dictionary:

lift | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle] | lifts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lift"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/lift

lift [noun] | lifts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "lift"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

lift [verb] | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle] | lifts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lift"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/lift

lift [noun] | lifts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lift"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

lift [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lift"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lift"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lift 1

the Free Dictionary:

lift

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lift"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lift"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "lift" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

lift | lifts [plural] | lifted [past tense] | lifting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lift"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

lift

Audio: North American pronunciation of "lift"

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YourDictionary Audio:

lift

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lift" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Lift

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Lift" by speech synthesizer

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