lifting

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪf.tɪŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

lifting (countable and uncountable, plural liftings)

  1. The action or process by which something is lifted; elevation
    • 1946, Eugene E. Thomas, Brotherhood of Mt. Shasta
      For some moments he stood there contemplating the little fellows as they went about their work in their business-like way, taking no notice of his presence other than the liftings of their heads now and then, as if to ascertain if he were still there.
  2. (sports) weightlifting; a form of exercise in which weights are lifted
    Synonym: weightlifting
    • 2008, Lou Schuler, "Foreward", in Nate Green, Built for Show, page xi
      When I started lifting in 1970, I was the skinniest thirteen-year-old I knew.
  3. (medicine) plastic surgery for tightening facial tissues and improving the facial appearance
    Synonym: facelift
  4. Theft.
    • 1836, Tait's Edinburgh Magazine (volume 3, page 426)
      It was then as much the scene of continual spreaths, liftings, reavings, and herriments, as the Border country itself.
  5. (mathematics) A certain operation on a measure space; see lifting theory.

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Verb[edit]

lifting

  1. present participle of lift

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English lifting.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lifting m (plural liftings)

  1. facelift
    Synonym: lifting de visage

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish lipting, from Old Norse lypting (compare Norwegian Nynorsk lyfting).

Noun[edit]

lifting f (genitive singular liftinge, nominative plural liftingí)

  1. (nautical, literary) taffrail
    Synonyms: rancás, teafrail

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Noun[edit]

lifting m (invariable)

  1. (surgery) face-lift, lifting

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English lifting.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lifting m inan

  1. facelift (plastic surgery to the face)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lifting in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lifting in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English lifting.

Noun[edit]

lifting n (plural liftinguri)

  1. lifting

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliftin/, [ˈlif.t̪ĩn]

Noun[edit]

lifting m (plural liftings)

  1. lifting, facelift

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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