lift

  1. the act of giving temporary assistance
  2. the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
  3. the event of something being raised upward
  4. conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
  5. a ride in a car
  6. the act of raising something

Lift

An enabling wind shift that allows a close hauled sailboat to point up from its current course to a more favorable one. This is the opposite of a header.
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms

Lift

The refreshing sensation offered from a wine. Lift comes from acidity. Without lift, a wine woulld feel fat and flabby on your palate.
Found on http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-topics/wine-educational-questions/

Lift

(1) The component in a vertical, upward direction in straight and level flight of the resultant force created by the relative wind acting on the lifting surfaces of an aeroplane. (2) The total buoyancy of an airship.
Found on http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/glossary/

lift

(from the article `figure skating`) Lifts are among the more spectacular elements of pairs skating. A basic lift is the overhead lift, in which the man raises his partner off the ice ...
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lift

(from the article `fluid mechanics`) If an aircraft wing, or airfoil, is to fulfill its function, it must experience an upward lift force, as well as a drag force, when the aircraft is ... ...instruments developed in the 18th century for research into ballistics. Cayley was also a pioneer of aircraft design, explaining that a successful...
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lift

(from the article `rigging`) ...fore-and-aft sails, and sails, such as jibs, are manipulated for trimming to the wind and for making or shortening sail are known as the running ...
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lift

[n] - a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground 2. [n] - a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg 3. [n] - one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot 4. [n] - the act of giving temporary assistance 5. [n] - a ride in a car 6. [n] - the act of raising...
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Lift

• (n.) A lift gate. See Lift gate, below. • (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise. • (n.) Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon. • (n.) A handle. • (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle. • (n.) A layer of leather in the heel. • (n.) ...
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lift

verb raise in rank or condition; `The new law lifted many people from poverty`
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lift

raise noun the act of raising something; `he responded with a lift of his eyebrow`; `fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up`
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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...
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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 wat...
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Lift

[mathematics] 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. ...
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LIFT

[nonprofit] LIFT is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to ”combat poverty and expand opportunity” for all people in the United States. Every year, LIFT trains a corps of student volunteers to assist low-income individuals to secure housing, income, healthcare, education, and other necessities. LIFT has no eligibility re...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIFT_(nonprofit)

Lift

[Shannon Noll song] It debuted at number thirteen during the busy Christmas season, and, in its third week on the Australian Singles chart, 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, ...
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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: In dynamic so...
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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 is only available in the Lemon flavor in Australia and New Zealand. Coca-Cola`s Australi...
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Lift

[web framework] Lift is a free web application 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 popula...
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Lift

Lift (lĭft) noun [ Anglo-Saxon lyft air. See Loft .] The sky; the atmosphere; the firmament. [ Obsolete or Scot.]
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Lift

Lift noun 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift . Bacon. 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon. [ Colloq.] « The goat gives the fox...
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lift

1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. ... 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. ... 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting; as, to give one a lift in a wagon. 'The goat gives the fox a lift.' (L'Estrange) ... 4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is lifted; as: A hoisting machine; an elevato...
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Lift

1) To boost gain of audio at a particular band of frequencies with an equalizer.
2) An elevation device in the star trek series of TV programs.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20447

Lift

A vertical force directed upward, produced by the airflow around a moving object: such as a car body.
Found on http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/glossary-of-terms-info

Lift

A wind shift during which the wind enters the boat from further back. It allows the helmsman to head up or alter course to windward, or the crew to ease the sheets.
Found on http://www.mmsn.org/resources/glossary.html
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