What does Elevator mean?

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ˈɛl əˌveɪ tərEl·e·va·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevator, lift(noun)

    lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

  2. elevator(noun)

    the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend


  1. elevator(Noun)

    Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically.

  2. elevator(Noun)

    A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator)

  3. elevator(Noun)

    A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.

  4. elevator(Noun)

    Trademark for a type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevator(noun)

    one who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything

  2. Elevator(noun)

    a mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage

  3. Elevator(noun)

    a cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself

  4. Elevator(noun)

    a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain

  5. Elevator(noun)

    a muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye

  6. Elevator(noun)

    an instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone

  7. Origin: [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. lvateur.]


  1. Elevator

    The elevator is a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structures. Elevators are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables or counterweight systems like a hoist, or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack. In agriculture and manufacturing, an elevator is any type of conveyor device used to lift materials in a continuous stream into bins or silos. Several types exist, such as the chain and bucket bucket elevator, grain auger screw conveyor using the principle of Archimedes' screw, or the chain and paddles/forks of hay elevators. Languages other than English may have loanwords based on either elevator or lift. Because of wheelchair access laws, elevators are often a legal requirement in new multistory buildings, especially where wheelchair ramps would be impractical.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elevator in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elevator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Elevator in a Sentence

  1. Sam Levenson:

    If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the 'up' button.

  2. Brandon Kang:

    I know their logo because they keep showing it on the elevator and on the website.

  3. Greg Hayes:

    There remains an opportunity for consolidation obviously in the elevator manufacturing space.

  4. Richard Cantor:

    A celebrity might be uncomfortable sharing an elevator, so we have what’s called ‘VIP service,’.

  5. Legacy Hemp:

    You can't just go to the local grain elevator and ask what's your cash price for hemp grain right now.

Images & Illustrations of Elevator

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