Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament.
2. (v. t.) To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
3. (v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
4. (v. t.) To bear; to support.
5. (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
6. (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
7. (v. i.) To try to raise something; to exert the strength for raising or bearing.
8. (v. i.) To rise; to become or appear raised or elevated; as, the fog lifts; the land lifts to a ship approaching it.
9. (v. t.) To live by theft.
10. (n.) Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
11. (n.) The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift.
12. (n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon.
13. (n.) That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted
14. (n.) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
15. (n.) A handle.
16. (n.) An exercising machine.
17. (n.) A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals.
18. (n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below.
19. (n.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard.
20. (n.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
21. (n.) A layer of leather in the heel.
22. (n.) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given.