American English

Definition of lift noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
    free ride
  1. 1[countable] a free ride in a car, etc. to a place you want to get to I'll give you a lift to the train station. Could I have a lift into town?
  2. happier feeling
  3. 2[singular] a feeling of being happier or more confident than before synonym boost Passing the exam gave him a real lift.
  4. rising movement
  5. 3[singular] a movement in which something rises or is lifted up the puzzled lift of his eyebrows
  6. on aircraft
  7. 4[uncountable] the upward pressure of air on an aircraft when flying compare drag
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lift