Dead lift
Lift Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster]

2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by the vehicle's owner to another person as a favor -- usually in ``give a lift'' or ``got a lift''; as, to give one a lift in a wagon; Jack gave me a lift into town. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

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) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter. [Chiefly Brit.] (b) An exercising machine. [1913 Webster]

5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in canals. [1913 Webster]

6. A lift gate. See {Lift gate}, below. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

7. (Naut.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end of the yard. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mach.) One of the steps of a cone pulley. [1913 Webster]

9. (Shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel. [1913 Webster]

10. (Horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance during which the impulse is given. --Saunier. [1913 Webster]

11. A brightening of the spirits; encouragement; as, the campaign workers got a lift from the President's endorsement. [PJC]

{Dead lift}. See under {Dead}. --Swift.

{Lift bridge}, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.

{Lift gate}, a gate that is opened by lifting.

{Lift hammer}. See {Tilt hammer}.

{Lift lock}, a canal lock.

{Lift pump}, a lifting pump.

{Lift tenter} (Windmills), a governor for regulating the speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action of grinding machinery according to the speed.

{Lift wall} (Canal Lock), the cross wall at the head of the lock. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dead lift — n. 1. a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance, as of a dead weight 2. Archaic a difficult task requiring all one s power 3. Weight Lifting a type of exercise in which a person lifts a barbell off the floor, stands up straight, and… …   English World dictionary

  • dead-lift — verb see dead lift II * * * deadˈ lift or deadˈ pull noun 1. A lift or pull made without help or leverage, etc 2. Hence an effort under discouraging conditions • • • Main Entry: ↑dead * * * dead lift «DEHD LIHFT», transitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead lift — I. noun 1. archaic : a situation taxing one s utmost effort or power usually used with at 2. : a direct lift without mechanical assistance II. noun : a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to hip level ; …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead lift — /ˈdɛd lɪft/ (say ded lift) noun Weightlifting a lift in which the barbell is raised from the floor to a position where the competitor is standing upright with straight arms, the barbell held across the thighs. Also, deadlift …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead lift — noun Date: 1963 a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is lifted from the floor to hip level • deadlift transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dead lift — n. direct lifting without mechanical help; lift in weight lifting when the weight is lifted from the floor to level of the hip (Sports) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dead lift — noun Weightlifting a lift made from a standing position, without the use of a bench …   English new terms dictionary

  • dead lift — 1. a direct lifting without any mechanical assistance. 2. a situation that requires all one s strength or ingenuity. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lift — Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster] 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lift bridge — Lift Lift, n. 1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted. [1913 Webster] 2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted; as, a long lift. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a vehicle, given by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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