lifting

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English[edit]

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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
    Synonyms: 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
    Synonyms: facelift

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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
    Synonyms: lifting de visage

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old 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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Further reading[edit]

  • "lifting" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • lipting” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Noun[edit]

lifting m (invariable)

  1. (surgery) face-lift, lifting

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English.

Noun[edit]

lifting m (plural liftings)

  1. lifting, facelift