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accept a liftBritish English, accept a ride American English
▪ I had been taught not to accept lifts from strangers.
clouds clear/lift (=disappear)
▪ At last the rain had stopped and the clouds had cleared.
curfew...lifted (=ended)
▪ The curfew was lifted on May 6th.
dispel/lift the gloom (=make people feel less sad)
▪ Now for some good news to dispel the gloom.
end/lift/raise a siege (=end a siege)
gloom lifts (=people stop feeling sad)
▪ Germany's gloom lifted when Stallkamp scored a goal.
heavy lifting
▪ She has a bad back and can’t do any heavy lifting.
hitch a ride/lift (with sb)
▪ We hitched a ride with a trucker.
lift a ban
▪ They promised to lift the immigration ban.
lift sanctions (=stop using them)
▪ Washington has since refused to lift sanctions.
lift the burden from sb's shoulders
▪ If I deal with the all the practical problems, that will lift the burden from your shoulders.
lift...blockade (=end it)
▪ an agreement to lift the blockade
lift/end an embargo (=stop an embargo)
▪ Britain favours lifting the embargo on humanitarian grounds.
lifting the veil
▪ Watson deserves credit for lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding Brenda’s death.
lift/raise/revive sb’s spirits (=make them feel happier)
▪ A brisk walk helped to lift my spirits.
lift/remove restrictions
▪ He promised to lift restrictions on press freedom.
lift/scrap a quota (=stop it)
▪ The minister for trade lifted all quotas on imports and exports.
martial law...lifted (=ended)
▪ In May, martial law was lifted in most areas.
pick up/lift the receiver
▪ She picked up the receiver and dialled his number.
raise/lift your feet
▪ He raised his foot off the floor and rested it on a chair.
raise/lift your head (=look up)
▪ Tom raised his head to listen, then went back to his book.
remove/eliminate/lift barriers
▪ Will this remove the barriers to change?
sb’s spirits rise/lift/soar (=they start feeling happier)
▪ Her spirits rose as they left the ugliness of London behind.
ski lift
the fog lifts (=it disappears)
▪ He sat and waited for the fog to lift.
the mist clears/lifts (=goes away)
▪ The mountains suddenly appeared as the mist lifted.
▪ The pair of rotating arms can be easily lifted off, when the unit becomes a standard fountain.
▪ At these words, immense relief flooded me as the burden of lies I had helped create lifted off my shoulders.
▪ He lifts off the frying pan and replaces it with a saucepan of water.
▪ The astronauts were more than 13, 000 miles from the spacecraft when they lifted off early Thursday.
▪ Copper pads lift off when soldering Excessive heat applied during soldering.
▪ The fatty skin covering should easily lift off in one piece.
▪ When driving at speed, the engineers noted that headwinds and crosswinds caused the blades to lift off the windscreen.
▪ The master continued to press with his finger, and presently I felt my feet lift off the ground.
▪ At the same time let your hands lift up in a semi-circular motion and come down to your sides.
▪ The man lifted up the newspaper, which was lying open on the counter.
▪ Ioan Zidaru told his son to lift up his shirt.
▪ I lifted up my throbbing arm, an offering of broken bone.
▪ The temporary bridge was first of all submerged then, like a matchstick, it was lifted up and swept aside.
▪ This creates enough force to lift up the books in this demonstration.
▪ Firemen had to lift up the bus before ambulance officers could try to rescue her, but she died at the scene.
▪ The wind seemed to lift up the boathouse roof, holding it briefly, then letting it slap down hard.
▪ They argue that lifting the ban would make policing piracy harder, and that consumers would not see much benefit anyway.
▪ The new laws also lift a ban on multiple trade unions operating in a single workplace, something workers have sought.
▪ At a stroke he was lifting the ban on radios and newspapers.
▪ The bill would lift a ban on U.S. pharmacists re-importing drugs.
▪ Other parties King Birendra lifted the ban on political parties in April 1990.
▪ Then, last Friday, a federal appeals court lifted the ban on blocking e-mail.
▪ But lifting the ban could take weeks.
▪ After becoming president, Clinton was praised for pledging to enact a measure to lift the ban on homosexuals in the military.
▪ Moreover it began to free captured troops on July 5 and to lift blockades.
▪ Paper could also be easily recycled and would considerably lift the waste disposal burden.
▪ That cooperation was crucial for the Clinton administration to win congressional support to lift a wartime trade embargo and normalize diplomatic relations.
▪ Moakley urged President Clinton to lift the embargo in a letter last April.
▪ The minister said prospects for lifting the embargo at present are better than any other time in the past.
▪ Kenneth Haley, an economist for Chevron, supported lifting the embargo on principle but said both sides have exaggerated the impact.
▪ Many officials in Hanoi had hoped the lifting of the trade embargo in February 1994 would lead to quicker economic gain.
▪ But has anyone thought how lifting that embargo would affect another outstanding industry in the Red River Valley: the sugar industry?
▪ But once the women returned, the men weren't prepared to lift a finger to help.
▪ Actually, the crunch did come, and the liberals never lifted a finger to save us.
▪ I never lift a finger more.
▪ King Charles did not lift a finger to save her.
▪ Now, without lifting a finger to assist, he gets a wonderful biography.
▪ As if Otto had lifted a finger during her long months of planning!
▪ All without lifting a finger or taking your eyes off the traffic for one moment.
▪ The crowd cheered when the roof fell in, while firemen lifted no finger or hose through it all.
▪ We lifted the lid and placed it gently on the floor.
▪ He lifted the lid and the box was empty.
▪ Trying by cupping his hand over the clasps to avoid the penetrating clicks of opening, George lifted the lid.
▪ Obliging, he lifted the lid and stared with spontaneous admiration at the dozen roses.
▪ The silence as she lifts the lid is almost tangible.
▪ One day she lifted the lid and out flew plagues innumerable, sorrow and mischief for mankind.
▪ Only when evening comes does she lift the lid a chink and peer out, checking whether darkness has yet come.
▪ A bold artist and rugged individualist, Jones loves to lift the lid on the id.
▪ In the sixth hotel the phone was pink and its weight felt wrong as I lifted the receiver.
▪ By the time I lifted the receiver, there was no one on the line.
▪ He lifted the telephone receiver and dialled the number.
▪ Dov Kalmenzohn lifted the telephone receiver and called a number.
▪ When the person called lifts the receiver, the ringing pulses will cease.
▪ I lifted the receiver with caution, listening for the white noise of a long-distance connection.
▪ Finally he lifted the receiver and dialled.
▪ Reaching over the reception desk, he lifted the telephone receiver.
▪ Among them is one that would lift restrictions on the voting rights of shares.
▪ The accent was on lifting restrictions on individual liberty.
▪ Some countries have lifted restrictions on nationality and now allow local nationals to set up in the zones.
▪ The unions were challenged to lift restrictions on radios, the movement of staff between stations and the carrying of seriously-ill patients.
▪ Britain said it was ready to lift the sanctions at once.
▪ In addition to abolishing the speed limit, the bill lifted federal sanctions against states without motorcycle helmet laws.
▪ Reagan lifted the pipeline sanctions and Britoil went up for sale and Lech Walesa was freed.
▪ Dissidents in Havana believe his regime would not long outlast the lifting of sanctions.
▪ Military sources stated that lifting the state of siege would not affect the fight against internal subversion.
▪ Alresford lifted the siege when Clarke kicked a penalty from fully 40 metres, and they followed up with the decisive try.
▪ The protesters flung handfuls of earth into the trenches in a vain attempt to lift the siege of the West Bank town.
▪ She had lifted back the veil and looked stunningly beautiful.
▪ Perhaps he will soon lift the veils on the Westland Saga and the sinking of the Belgrano.
▪ He did some weight lifting, surfed now and then.
▪ If you lift heavy weights and you lift in the wrong way, you can obviously do yourself damage.
▪ He only knew that the spell had been broken and that the weight had been lifted.
▪ He looked as though he'd lost twenty years, as though a ten-ton weight had been lifted from his shoulders.
▪ A magazine article indicated I might benefit from adding weight lifting to my exercise program.
▪ The oppressive weight above her had lifted slightly, and she was being searched.
▪ It was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.
knock/lift etc sb off their feet
not lift/raise a finger
▪ I do all the work around the house - Frank never lifts a finger.
▪ King Charles did not lift a finger to save her.
▪ The Government are not lifting a finger to help the economy of Renfrewshire.
▪ Blown by a sudden breeze, the balloon lifted just beyond his reach.
▪ Can you help me lift the big boxes?
▪ Firemen had to use a mobile crane to lift the carriages back onto the rails.
▪ He lifted his head to see who was at the door.
▪ His doctor has told him that he must not lift anything heavy.
▪ I'm so tired I can't even lift up my arms.
▪ I was feeling so weak that I could hardly lift my head from the pillow.
▪ Lie on your side, use your hand for support, and lift your leg to the level of your shoulder.
▪ Lower prices should eventually lift corporate profits.
▪ One paragraph of his essay has been lifted from an economics textbook.
▪ She lifted the lid from a huge pot and took a sniff.
▪ The child lifted up her arms, asking to be picked up.
▪ The government plans to lift its ban on cigar imports.
▪ The massive bull lifted him bodily into the air and shook him repeatedly.
▪ The movie's ending was lifted from Frankenheimer's "Black Sunday."
▪ The plot of the play had been lifted straight out of an old episode of "The Honeymooners."
▪ They lifted me onto a stretcher and took me to the ambulance.
▪ And now I believed the curse must be lifted.
▪ He lifted Goldman again, wrapping his arms round the man, but couldn't make him move towards the car.
▪ He lifted his head and stared at me.
▪ He lifted the sheet nearer him.
▪ How quickly he was able to lie, how baldly, quick and bald, and it lifted his spirit.
▪ The Panel considered lifting the supervision order, but didn't.
▪ The respirator worked by alternately pressing on the chest and lifting to bring air in and out.
▪ Each carriage is equipped with a hydraulic lift and places for two passengers in their wheelchairs.
▪ Clint Bunsen said he doubted they could afford it anyway with Bud needing a new hydraulic lift for the snowplow.
▪ A hydraulic lift ran up the mansion's four storeys.
▪ Mountain lifts: Climb mountains the easy way by chair lift or by rack railway and cable car.
▪ In fact, chair lifts are shut down more often because of too much snow, rather than too little.
▪ During a 45-day storm in the winter of 1968-69, the Mount Disney and Mount Lincoln chair lifts virtually disappeared.
▪ Near the bottom, the trail swooped around the pylons of a chair lift.
▪ Other ranges already established have had a major face lift.
▪ Down the block the Rosslyn's neon sign recently got a face lift.
▪ The Washington Monument is getting a face lift.
▪ Maybe we need a face lift.
▪ They stopped the cab and gave him a lift home, teasing him lightly about the toasts.
▪ Since Clara also lives in Chautauqua, I offer her a lift home.
▪ They offered him a lift home.
▪ In November I began giving Frederick a lift home after class, for he lived only about three blocks from the school.
▪ It may be possible to share a taxi with colleagues on a regular basis or arrange a lift home.
▪ Mrs Wright came in and she said she'd give me a lift home.
▪ It was alleged the boy had missed his bus and Smith offered him a lift home.
▪ Norman gave John a lift home in his Range-Rover.
▪ Cross-country skiing is very popular and cable cars and ski lifts take the skiers up to the snow fields.
▪ The boy fell thirty feet from a ski lift in a Californian resort.
▪ Women are more likely to get a lift?
▪ Phone shares got a lift after Ameritech reported earnings that beat estimates.
▪ He wished he'd had more sense than to get a lift with Mrs Wright.
▪ Down the block the Rosslyn's neon sign recently got a face lift.
▪ It certainly does when it is hot in Pinjarra and you can not get a lift.
▪ She twisted her ankle while getting off the lift and had made the long trip down in pain.
▪ Might even get a lift off some blokes.
▪ In the morning he would get up early, lift weights for an hour, and drive to work.
▪ Mrs Wright came in and she said she'd give me a lift home.
▪ But an emergency medical team from Dagestan gave this reporter a lift to the field hospital located just outside the town.
▪ She gave him a lift back to their cottage in Tetbury.
▪ Their business turned out to give me that extra lift I needed, and assured me of success.
▪ We paddled to her and gave her a lift back to her house.
▪ Our Verdict: We especially liked the facial saunas, a relaxing treatment that gave a lift to tired skin.
▪ I disagree and think that a lone driver should never give lifts to strangers.
▪ Are you hitching lifts or what?
▪ Because I am there, we hitch a lift on a Landrover.
▪ A standard rumour was that some one the story-teller knew personally had been hitching a lift one dark night.
▪ They then had to hitch a lift back to the cars.
▪ Ricky, in fact, hitched a lift with a lorry driver heading for Calais.
▪ Marc was the one who hitched a lift.
▪ McCready found a truck driver heading south, explained that his car had broken down and hitched a lift six miles south.
▪ Maybe he could hitch a lift.
▪ They offered him a lift home.
▪ Most resorts offer multi-day lift tickets at a saving over the daily cost.
▪ Bob Newman offered him a lift but he wouldn't accept it, he said he would get the bus.
▪ Since Clara also lives in Chautauqua, I offer her a lift home.
▪ I might be able to offer him a lift.
▪ For him to serenely offer her a lift?
▪ It was alleged the boy had missed his bus and Smith offered him a lift home.
▪ The universal service fund also should provide a lift to libraries that are trying to launch themselves into cyberspace.
▪ With the pitch flat, the rotors would contin-ue spinning, providing lift, as the helicopter descended.
▪ There are quite a lot of photographs left showing jolly parties packed in boats riding up the lift.
▪ They dressed quickly and he again closed his eyes in terror while they were riding in the lift.
▪ Deciding against riding the lift back down, she walked to the stairs, and ran quickly down the eight flights.
▪ Passengers were advised to take the lift.
▪ Anyone who has taken a lift up to the first floor of a London hotel can relate.
▪ I signed in; took the lift with a bored porter to my room, which was twin-bedded, overlooking the park.
▪ Tabitha Jute and Marco Metz took the lift to street level.
▪ The same uneasy juxtaposition of man and technology is evident if you take the lift in a department store.
▪ He and the policeman took me to a lift and we went down many floors.
▪ Pascoe took the lift back down a floor.
▪ Do you always take the lift to the next floor or to the one above?
▪ You try to thumb a lift from the cars as they approach from either direction, sweeping you with their headlights.
▪ Was he even now walking along a narrow road through the forest, trying to thumb a lift?
▪ Luke Bouverie missed the last bus out of Woodborough to Loxford, so he thumbed a lift.
▪ Two or three cars passed me and I tried to thumb a lift, but they didn't stop.
knock/lift etc sb off their feet
not lift/raise a finger
▪ I do all the work around the house - Frank never lifts a finger.
▪ King Charles did not lift a finger to save her.
▪ The Government are not lifting a finger to help the economy of Renfrewshire.
thumb a lift
▪ Luke Bouverie missed the last bus out of Woodborough to Loxford, so he thumbed a lift.
▪ Two or three cars passed me and I tried to thumb a lift, but they didn't stop.
▪ You try to thumb a lift from the cars as they approach from either direction, sweeping you with their headlights.
▪ I accepted her offer of a lift home.
▪ Never accept lifts from strangers.
▪ Pedro stopped to give me a lift.
▪ As it turned out, it was Farragut himself who gave the Union its first substantial lift that summer.
▪ Days are not spent zigzagging across the mountain from one lift to the next.
▪ Dead lift Squat down with your feet just over shoulder width apart.
▪ Even the fork lifts have computer screens.
▪ I was on the second lift with Bravo Com-pany.
▪ The lift carried on upwards and Juliet followed the other visitors into Hunter Ward.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Elevator \El"e*va`tor\, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. ['e]l['e]vateur.]

  1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything.

  2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.

  3. A cage or platform (called an elevator car) and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

  4. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.

  5. (Anat.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.

  6. (Surg.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.

  7. (A["e]ronautics) A movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore-and-aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine.

    Elevator head, Elevator leg, & Elevator boot, the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator. [1913 Webster]

    Elevator shoes, shoes having unusually thick soles and heels, designed to make a person appear taller than he or she actually is. [PJC]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, from Old Norse lypta "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *luftijan (cognates: Middle Low German lüchten, Dutch lichten, German lüften "to lift;" Old English lyft "heaven, air," see loft). The meaning "steal" (as in shop-lift) is first recorded 1520s. Related: Lifted; lifting.


late 15c., "act of lifting," from lift (v.). Meaning "act of helping" is 1630s; that of "cheering influence" is from 186

  1. Sense of "elevator" is from 1851; that of "upward force of an aircraft" is from 190

  2. Meaning "help given to a pedestrian by taking him into a vehicle" is from 1712.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland English) air. 2 (context UK dialectal chiefly Scotland English) The sky; the heavens; firmament; atmosphere. Etymology 2

n. 1 An act of lifting or raising. 2 The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip. 3 (context British Australia New Zealand English) Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator. 4 An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft. 5 (context measurement English) the difference in elevation between the upper pool and lower pool of a waterway, separated by lock. 6 (context historical slang English) A thief. 7 (context dance English) The lifting of a dance partner into the air. 8 Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically. 9 an improvement in mood 10 The space or distance through which anything is lifted. 11 A rise; a degree of elevation. 12 A lift gate. 13 (context nautical English) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below, and used for raising or supporting the end of the yard. 14 (context engineering English) One of the steps of a cone pulley. 15 (context shoemaking English) A layer of leather in the heel of a shoe. 16 (context horology English) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given. vb. 1 (context transitive intransitive English) To raise or rise. 2 (context transitive slang English) To steal. 3 (context transitive English) To remove (a ban, restriction, etc.). 4 (context transitive English) To alleviate, to lighten (pressure, tension, stress, etc.)

  1. n. the act of giving temporary assistance

  2. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity [syn: aerodynamic lift]

  3. the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: elevation, raising]

  4. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground [syn: rise]

  5. a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill [syn: ski tow, ski lift]

  6. a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

  7. one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

  8. lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building [syn: elevator]

  9. plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some actresses have more than one face lift" [syn: face lift, facelift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck]

  10. transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable) [syn: airlift]

  11. a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"

  12. the act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up" [syn: raise, heave]

  1. v. raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load" [syn: raise, elevate, get up, bring up] [ant: lower]

  2. take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"

  3. move upwards; "lift one's eyes" [syn: raise]

  4. move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn: rise, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise] [ant: descend]

  5. make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"

  6. annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke, annul, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]

  7. make off with belongings of others [syn: pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble]

  8. raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; "hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car" [syn: hoist, wind]

  9. invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego" [syn: raise]

  10. raise in rank or condition; "The new law lifted many people from poverty" [syn: raise, elevate]

  11. take off or away by decreasing; "lift the pressure"

  12. rise up; "The building rose before them" [syn: rise, rear]

  13. pay off (a mortgage)

  14. take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property [syn: plagiarize, plagiarise]

  15. take illegally; "rustle cattle" [syn: rustle]

  16. fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; "Food is airlifted into Bosnia" [syn: airlift]

  17. take (root crops) out of the ground; "lift potatoes"

  18. call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

  19. rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; "The floor is lifting slowly"

  20. put an end to; "lift a ban"; "raise a siege" [syn: raise]

  21. remove (hair) by scalping

  22. remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; "lift the tulip bulbs"

  23. remove from a surface; "the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table"

  24. perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face [syn: face-lift]

Lift (force)

A fluid flowing past the surface of a body exerts a force on it. Lift is the component of this force that is perpendicular to the oncoming flow direction. It contrasts with the drag force, which is the component of the surface force parallel to the flow direction. If the fluid is air, the force is called an aerodynamic force. In water, it is called a hydrodynamic force.


Lift or LIFT may refer to:

Lift (soft drink)

Lift is a range of soft drinks produced by The Coca-Cola Company that has been available in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe since the 1970s, which is carbonated and flavored with fruit juice.

Lift Apple was previously one of eight international soda flavors featured and available for tasting at Club Cool in Epcot.

Lift (Audio Adrenaline album)

Lift is the sixth studio album by Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline.

Lift (Sister Hazel album)

Lift, released in 2004, is Sister Hazel's fifth studio album.

Lift (Love and Rockets album)

Lift is the seventh and final studio album by English alternative rock band Love and Rockets, released in 1998 on Red Ant Records.

Lift (Shannon Noll song)

"Lift" is the second single by Australian singer Shannon Noll from his second album of the same name. The boxing-themed video clip for this song was shot in an unused warehouse in Sydney's Marrickville by Australian director Anthony Rose, who also directed Noll's music videos for " Drive", " What About Me" and " Shine".

It debuted at number thirteen during the Christmas season and in its fourth week on the Australian Singles chart it peaked at number ten. Although the single was Noll's lowest charting at the time of release, sales of the single were very strong. The single became Noll's sixth single to reach Gold or Platinum sales, and also became his longest running Top 100 hit thus far.

The track has been used by various television productions as theme music. South African cricketer AB de Villiers and singer-songwriter Ampie du Preez covered the song on their album Maak Jou Drome Waar.

Lift (Poets of the Fall song)

"Lift" is a song by the Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall. It is the second single released from their debut album, Signs of Life. The song was released in Finland on 9 September, 2004. The song reached #8 on the Finnish Top 40 and stayed there for 11 consecutive weeks. It contains two versions of the title track, as well as the B-side, The Beautiful Ones.

Markus Kaarlonen produced a dance remix of the song, entitled Lift (Dramadance Remix). It is only available for download (as an MP3 or WAV file) on a secret page of the band's official website which can be accessed by the special login and password from the Signs of Life album booklet.

Lift (web framework)

Lift is a free and open-source web framework that is designed for the Scala programming language. It was originally created by David Pollak who was dissatisfied with certain aspects of the Ruby on Rails framework. Lift was launched as an open source project on February 26, 2007 under the Apache 2.0 license. A commercially popular web platform often cited as being developed using Lift is Foursquare.

Lift (band)

Lift is a rock band formed in Dresden. The group was founded in 1973 and is still active today.

Lift (Shannon Noll album)

Lift is the second album by Australian singer-songwriter Shannon Noll. It was released by Sony BMG in Australia on 16 October 2005. Noll co-wrote eleven out of the thirteen songs in the album. The album debuted at number 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association album chart on 23 October 2005 with a platinum certification and was eventually certified three times platinum. All four singles released from the album reached the Top 10 of the ARIA single chart, and proved to be very popular radio hits, with both " Shine" and " Now I Run" ending 2006 within the Top 10 most played songs on Australian radio.

Lift was nominated for "Best Pop Release" at the 2006 ARIA awards, the first industry voted nomination for any Australian Idol contestant. Further highlighting the longevity of Lift, the album ended 2005 as the 33rd biggest selling album in Australia and the 22nd biggest selling album in Australia of 2006.

Lift (data mining)

In data mining and association rule learning, lift is a measure of the performance of a targeting model (association rule) at predicting or classifying cases as having an enhanced response (with respect to the population as a whole), measured against a random choice targeting model. A targeting model is doing a good job if the response within the target is much better than the average for the population as a whole. Lift is simply the ratio of these values: target response divided by average response.

For example, suppose a population has an average response rate of 5%, but a certain model (or rule) has identified a segment with a response rate of 20%. Then that segment would have a lift of 4.0 (20%/5%).

Typically, the modeller seeks to divide the population into quantiles, and rank the quantiles by lift. Organizations can then consider each quantile, and by weighing the predicted response rate (and associated financial benefit) against the cost, they can decide whether to market to that quantile or not.

Lift is analogous to information retrieval's average precision metric, if one treats the precision (fraction of the positives that are true positives) as the target response probability.

The lift curve can also be considered a variation on the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, and is also known in econometrics as the Lorenz or power curve.

The difference between the lifts observed on two different subgroups is called the uplift. The subtraction of two lift curves forms the uplift curve, which is a metric used in uplift modelling.

It is important to note that in general marketing practice the term Lift is also defined as the difference in response rate between the treatment and control groups, indicating the causal impact of a marketing program (versus not having it as in the control group). As a result, "no lift" often means there is no statistically significant effect of the program. On top of this, uplift modelling is a predictive modeling technique to improve (up) lift over control.

Lift (mathematics)

In the branch of mathematics called category theory, given a morphismf from an object X to an object Y, and a morphism g from an object Z to Y, a lift (or lifting) of f to Z is a morphism h from X to Z that factors through g, i.e. g ∘ h = f.

A basic example in topology is lifting a path in one space to a path in a covering space. Consider, for instance, mapping opposite points on a sphere to the same point, a continuous map from the sphere covering the projective plane. A path in the projective plane is a continuous map from the unit interval, [0,1]. We can lift such a path to the sphere by choosing one of the two sphere points mapping to the first point on the path, then maintain continuity. In this case, each of the two starting points forces a unique path on the sphere, the lift of the path in the projective plane. Thus in the category of topological spaces with continuous maps as morphisms, we have

$$\begin{align} f\colon& [0,1] \to \mathbb{RP}^2 , &\qquad&\text{(projective plane path)} \\ g\colon& S^2 \to \mathbb{RP}^2 , &\qquad&\text{(covering map)} \\ h\colon& [0,1] \to S^2 . &\qquad&\text{(sphere path)} \end{align}$$

Lifts are ubiquitous; for example, the definition of fibrations (see homotopy lifting property) and the valuative criteria of separated and proper maps of schemes are formulated in terms of existence and (in the last case) unicity of certain lifts.

Lift (soaring)

Lift is a meteorological phenomenon used as an energy source by soaring aircraft and soaring birds. The most common human application of lift is in sport and recreation. The three air sports that use soaring flight are: gliding, hang gliding and paragliding.

Energy can be gained by using rising air from four sources:

  • Thermals (where air rises due to heat),
  • Ridge lift, where air is forced upwards by a slope,
  • Wave lift, where a mountain produces a standing wave,
  • Convergence, where two air masses meet

In dynamic soaring it is also possible to gain energy, though this uses differences in wind speeds rather than rising air.

LIFT (nonprofit)

LIFT is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping families break the cycle of poverty. By fostering relationships between low-income parents (members) and dedicated volunteers (advocates), LIFT helps families build the strong personal, social and financial foundations to secure immediate, critical needs and to achieve long-term goals and aspirations.

LIFT connects with families through four sites located in communities with some of the highest rates of concentrated poverty: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. Because this work cannot be done alone, LIFT focuses on building strong community collaborations with a wide range of local, regional and national partners to help ensure families receive the resources and support they need. Since LIFT’s founding, over 12,000 volunteers have served nearly 100,000 individuals and families.

Lift (Sean Tyas song)

"Lift" is a single by American DJ Sean Tyas. It was released by Discover Records as a digital download on September 24, 2006.

It has received support from the top DJs:

  • The original mix was chosen by Armin van Buuren to be the Tune of the Week in the 256 episode of A State of Trance, and was played by him a few months later on Armin Only 2006, later released on DVD. It also appeared on Trancemaster 5003.
  • The Sean Tyas rework was featured on the Copenhagen: Elements of Life World Tour DVD/Blu-ray by Tiësto.

A new version of the Sean Tyas rework, as well as 7 new remixes were released in the end of 2011.

Usage examples of "lift".

Some types of bridge can be built out from the abutments, the completed part forming an erecting stage on which lifting appliances are fixed.

Mere minutes after the decoys had completed their burns, six COREs, accelerating at a terrifying rate, suddenly lifted out of orbit toward the decoys.

Granny Aching died, the men had cut and lifted the turf around the hut and stacked it neatly some way away.

He lifted his gaze to find both the Duchess and Acton had turned indulgent smiles on the redheaded chit, as if charmed by her bold behavior.

She lifted the device to her neck, but she paused before administering it.

WIPES HIS forehead, then lifts the adz, driving it down into the charcoal.

He lifts the adz again, wondering why Tullar delivers charcoal in such large chunks, and why the smithy bums so much-but he knows the second reason.

After two more swings with the adz, he sets it aside and lifts the shovel, scooping up perhaps a third of what he has broken and dropping the shovelful into the wheelbarrow.

He strokes the soft curling hair once more before lifting the adz, then grins as he realizes his fingers have left a faint black shadow on the kid.

Gnaeus Clodius Afer, lifting his head and peering back in the direction from which they had deployed.

In a glass cabinet nearby was an odd black stone, of irregular outline, small enough to lift, but large enough to brain an afrit nicely.

Lennox lifted his head up over the starboard aft lip of the sail, looking for the position of the Jianghu fast frigate, which was nowhere in sight.

After Lady Agatine and Tarise arranged a bedding of blankets, Veliaz lifted Sela in, then went back for Tamsa.

Pewt he had the close and Mister Purington he nocked at the door and he asked for me and when i come to the door he made Pewt give me the close and then he told Pewt to tell me he was sorry for what he had done and Pewt he dident want to say it but Mister Purington most lifted Pewt of the ground by the ear and then Pewt he said he was sorry kind of mad like and Mister Purington lifted him up agen til Pewt he stood on his tip toes and his face was all onesided and his eyes all squinty and then he had to say it over agen polite.

Leaving the blade in for fear of doing more damage, Kumul lifted Ager gently as if he weighed no more than a child.