Definitions for levitateˈlɛv ɪˌteɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lev•i•tateˈlɛv ɪˌteɪt(v.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.
(v.i.)to rise or float in the air, esp. as a result of a supernatural power.
(v.t.)to cause to rise or float in the air.
Origin of levitate:
1665–75; levit (y ) + -ate1, on the model of gravitate
cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
"The magician levitated the woman"
be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
"The guru claimed that he could levitate"
To cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity.
The magician levitated the woman.
Be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.
The guru claimed that he could levitate.
to rise, or tend to rise, as if lighter than the surrounding medium; to become buoyant; -- opposed to gravitate
to make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table
Levitate is an album by The Fall, released in 1997 on Artful Records. The first edition came with an additional 5 song disc of outtakes and alternate mixes spanning the group's career. A single, "Masquerade", was re-recorded from the album version and released in February 1998 to coincide with Mark E. Smith receiving the Godlike Genius award at the NME Awards and reached number 59 in the UK charts. The album is out of print as Artful went bankrupt in the early part of 2000. Levitate received mixed press. Brix Smith had quit the band during their 1996 tour and longtime drummer Simon Wolstencroft left before recording was complete. Julia Nagle's electronics are to the fore throughout and she co-writes 6 of the album's 14 tracks. The album was followed by a shambolic tour, Smith sacking the whole band in Ireland, although they were re-instated within days. It was during the US tour for this album that the group finally fell apart, leaving Smith with only Nagle's support in rebuilding the group for their next album The Marshall Suite.
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