What does the word uplift mean?

Usage examples for uplift

  1. Then he raised his cup, and said: " It is well before the battle to uplift our hearts! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The panorama of evolution carried man back far beyond the limits of recorded human history and indicated an origin as lowly as the succeeding uplift has been sublime. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  3. The dance was being given in the big hall above a store, which Miss Lydia hired for these functions of her Uplift Club. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke