Meaning of “lift” - Learner’s Dictionary

lift

noun [ C ] us uk /lɪft/
The lift was broken so we had to climb six flights of stairs.I'll take the lift.We got stuck in the lift.The lift doors wouldn't open.I took the lift to the top floor.
MACHINE UK US elevator

A2 a machine that carries people up and down in tall buildings:

Shall we use the stairs or take / the lift?
RIDE

A2 a free ride somewhere, usually in a car:

[ usually singular ] Can you give / me a lift to the airport?
MOVE

the act of moving someone or something up to a higher position

(Definition of “lift noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)