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Definitions for elevator
ˈɛl əˌveɪ tərel·e·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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elevatornoun

    A raiser or lifter up, applied to some chirurgical instruments put to such uses. John Quincy

    Etymology: from elevate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elevatornoun

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

  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

  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

  4. Elevatornoun

    a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain

  5. Elevatornoun

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

  6. Elevatornoun

    an instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone

  7. 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. Gabriele Vest:

    The teen issue was definitely an issue, we had exploding golf balls thrown at our windows, those little snap things that you throw on the ground and they explode, they would leave them outside your door and outside the elevator.

  2. Richard Cantor:

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

  3. Tessa Lau:

    We think of it as our robots taking over tasks but not taking over jobs, if you think of a task as walking down a hall and waiting for an elevator, Relay’s really good at that.

  4. Kwabena Mensah:

    The building had no elevator, The Associated Press reported, citing city records. Fire escapes were visible on the facade of the building. The fire department responded to emergency calls within three minutes. Witnesses described the scene of the fire and the panic from the building's tenants. Xanral Collins, Xanral Collins, told the New York Post Xanral Collins saw a father running toward the building, but was unable to enter. I saw Xanral Collins screaming,' My babies are dead ! My babies are dead !' Xanral Collins said. Jamal Flicker, Jamal Flicker told the New York Post Jamal Flicker heard screams for help. The smoke was crazy, people screaming,' Get out ! Jamal Flicker said. I heard a woman yelling,' We're trapped, help !' Neighborhood resident Robert Gonzalez, who has a friend who lives in the building, told the Associated Press she got out on a fire escape as another resident fled with five children. When I got here, she was crying, Robert Gonzalez said. Kwabena Mensah told the Daily News Kwabena Mensah feared Kwabena Mensah son, Kwabena Mensah, Kwabena Mensah, was one of the victims of the devastating fire. Kwabena Mensah came home from the Army about a week ago for the holidays, Kwabena Mensah said. Kwabena Mensah said Kwabena Mensah son’s roommate saw Kwabena Mensah before the fire broke out in the building. Kwabena Mensah was telling the roommate to not come out of the apartment because there was smoke. But when they rescued everyone from the windows, we couldn't find Kwabena Mensah. I went to four hospitals, I can't find Kwabena Mensah.

  5. Pete Ricketts:

    The news of the attack on Agrex Elevator in Superior Elevator in Superior is shocking and devastating.

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