The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lift \Lift\ (l[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lifted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Lifting.] [Icel. lypta, fr. lopt air; akin to Sw.
lyfta to lift, Dan. l["o]fte, G. l["u]ften; -- prop., to
raise into the air. See Loft, and cf. 1st Lift.]
1. 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.
2. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition,
estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
The Roman virtues lift up mortal man. --Addison.
Lest, being lifted up with pride. --1 Tim. iii.
3. To bear; to support. [Obs.] --Spenser.
4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
5. [Perh. a different word, and akin to Goth. hliftus thief,
hlifan to steal, L. clepere, Gr. kle`ptein. Cf.
Shoplifter.] To steal; to carry off by theft (esp.
cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
Note: In old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted.
He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered. --Shak.
To lift up, to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures,
specifically, to elevate upon the cross. --John viii. 28.
To lift up the eyes. To look up; to raise the eyes, as in
prayer. --Ps. cxxi. 1.
To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief.
--Ps. lxxiv. 3.
To lift up the hand.
(a) To take an oath. --Gen. xiv. 22.
(b) To pray. --Ps. xxviii. 2.
(c) To engage in duty. --Heb. xii. 12.
To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault;
to attack; to injure; to oppress. --Job xxxi. 21.
To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to
rejoice. --Gen. xl. 13. --Luke xxi. 28.
To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or
unkindness. --John xiii.18.
To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out. --Gen.