ETYM Latin erectio: cf. French érection.
1. A structure that has been erected.
2. An erect penis; SYN. hard-on.
exaltation / eɡzɔːlteɪʃn̩ /
ETYM Latin exaltatio: cf. French exaltation.
1. The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
2. The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
ETYM as. lyft air. Related to Loft.
(us elevator) Device for lifting passengers and goods vertically between the floors of a building. us inventor Elisha Graves Otis developed the first passenger lift, installed in 1857. The invention of the lift allowed the development of the skyscraper from the 1880s.
A lift usually consists of a platform or boxlike structure suspended by motor-driven cables with safety ratchets along the sides of the shaft. At first steam powered the movement, but hydraulic and then electric lifts were common from the early 1900s. Lift operators worked controls and gates until lifts became automatic.
1. A ride in a car.
2. A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground; SYN. rise.
3. The act of giving temporary assistance.
4. The act of raising something; SYN. raise, heave, elevation.
5. (British) An elevator.
lifting / lɪftɪŋ /
nurture / nɝːtʃər /
ETYM Old Eng. norture, noriture, Old Fren. norriture, norreture, French nourriture, from Latin nutritura a nursing, suckling. Related to Nourish.
To nurture or care for; to help to grow in body or spirit.
1. The act of withdrawing.
2. Avoiding emotional involvement; SYN. detachment.
3. The act of taking out money or other capital.
4. A retraction of a previously held position; SYN. backdown, climb-down.
5. The termination of drug taking; SYN. drug withdrawal.
In a military action, an orderly movement of forces in a rearward direction in order to occupy more favorable ground. It is voluntary and controlled, unlike a retreat.