What does elevator mean?

Definitions for elevator
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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Elevator(noun)

    a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain

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

  5. Elevator(noun)

    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. Elevator(noun)

    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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How to pronounce elevator?

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How to say elevator in sign language?

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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. Managing Director of Pegasus Shipping:

    At about 9.45 p.m., we went to take the elevator down, but hotel security stopped us saying there was a gang war on the ground floor. We were all quite anxious about what was going on but soon found out through the TV that it was a terror attack, a few people were calm, some had fainted or were in a state of shock under the tables. The bomb blast, the sound of gunfire and the fire engulfing the area was so shocking. All of us were in a different states of mind. I was extremely worried about my mother, my two daughters and my wife, they were all crying.

  2. Petra Stefankova:

    Life of the known and knowledgeable. Elevator. People coming in and coming out. One stays. Lights turn on and off.

  3. Howard Weintraub:

    Things are not going to work out great if all you do is just not eat salt, but maybe, just maybe, they'll start to watch how much they eat, maybe they will get off the subway a stop earlier and walk, instead of taking the elevator, they will walk two flights, there will be some weight loss.

  4. Andrew Lovato-Needham:

    We started walking down eight flights of stairs. As we’re doing that, the building was shaking a bit and the lights were flickering on and off, a little bit, only because we were on the fifteenth floor, so I knew if something happened, we had to get out quick and not use the elevator.

  5. Mike Minnehan:

    There wasn't a lot of pre-selling (by farmers to the elevator), so you didn't have an opportunity to haul it out as it was coming in.

Images & Illustrations of elevator

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