What does Elevator mean?

Definitions for Elevator
ˈɛl əˌveɪ tərEle·va·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevator, liftnoun

    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. elevatornoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. elevatornoun

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

  2. elevatornoun

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

  3. elevatornoun

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

  4. elevatornoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevatornoun

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

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

  2. Elevatornoun

    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

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

  3. Elevatornoun

    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

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

  4. Elevatornoun

    a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain

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

  5. Elevatornoun

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

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

  6. Elevatornoun

    an instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. elevator

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Elevators are in many buildings.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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Numerology

  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. Albert Aguero:

    I looked to the left, and the apartment is half sheared off. I looked right ahead, which is where the elevators are supposed to be, it was just two empty elevator shafts, thankfully, the emergency exit light to the staircase was lit up, so we sprinted to the staircase and opened that door, only to realize that the wall had partially collapsed there. At that moment, it really hit me that we were racing against time to get to the bottom of the building before the entire thing came down.

  2. David Kerschner:

    This is unlike any observation deck any place in the world, because rather than being just an elevator ride up, seeing the beautiful view and an elevator ride down, we've created a 45 minute to an hour entertainment experience.

  3. Bob Nicholls:

    We went through the kitchen and into this conference room. What we hadn't realized was there were around a 150 people there as there had been a conference, we barricaded the doors, the elevator on our floor so no one could get up. I had my guys stationed outside, we were feeling confident. The last thing these guys would expect was a bunch of mad South Africans with meat cleavers.

  4. Richard Cantor:

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

  5. Marshall Trimble:

    Someone keeps swearing to me that in Arizona it's illegal to have sex with a rodeo clown in an elevator on Tuesdays, it's a tall tale of course, but they're told as truth.

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