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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Hiram Macharia:

    Then we saw two of the attackers firing at the elevators and we turned back, they were firing twice at each of the elevator doors and the two staircase doors on each floor as they walked up the building. One of them fired at our office doors, entered slightly and then moved on.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The Eiffel Tower, one of the most astounding manifestations of human genius, can be digitally described as 984; 85; 3; 63; 1,000,000; 1889 - because it is nine hundred eighty-four feet high, offers the visibility as far as eighty-five miles from the top, on a clear day. The Tower has three elevators, and each elevator can carry sixty-three people. When the Eiffel Tower was built, it costed about one million dollars in 1889.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Music rap beat: The creak of a door wao wao wao. Wao Wao Tum Tum Tum Wao WaoThe smashing sword of feelings cuts the emptiness of reality that feels the powerlessness of the fighter against fate 2. Music rap beat: Tuk tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tututu tchak tutu tchak tchak tchak tutu tchak.Memory is a palace of photographs and in each room you can watch a video of memories, this palace is on fire, and new photos fly out of your head that rebuild a new castle. 3. Music rap beat: empty drum sound and beat rhythm house here tuka tu dum tuk tutu tuka house. Fake laughter as a simulated orgasm of optimism. 4. Music: Bowl Sound: woo-woo-beat rhythm: Tu-Ta-Ta-Tu-Tu-Doom Remembering, fears, desires, mysterious entities, all of them are in your hotel subconscious where you are just a doorman. 5. Compass of awareness in the hands of the one who is eating in the elevator of consciousness, awareness in the very top. On the higher floors, they will understand that they have not yet grown to logic, and where logic breaks down and the highest level of thinking begins: infinite love. 6. Thinking is life, the death of thinking and philosophy gives birth to a new form of life in a new dimension of thinking. 7. Instincts are fear, therefore we are still part of the animal world, because of fear we live in a cultural ghetto. Intuition is the courage of conscience in the heart. 8. Love is when it is pleasant to dream and think about your beloved person and to receive sincere pleasure taking care of him. 9. A philosopher is a whirling six-barreled machine gun firing thoughts, ideas into people's souls and bullets never end; a slight evil smile of awareness comes from them; everyone realizes the evil joke of reality. 10. Periodically, the light of the stairs illuminates the corridors of the staircases, everything changes and is illuminated by a beacon of good luck for our lives. 11. Insanely laughing psycheFrom disappointment, the soul cannot stop laughing with a frightening uncontrolled laugh, between fear and uncontrolled angry laughter. The smiling, insanely laughing psyche growls and tears to pieces from the high-voltage psychic tension that gives birth to truth, from a smile the philosophy of the psyche breaks into two parts of the duality of the world. A huge smile is visible in the broken mirror of the psyche, and only sometimes the image of a person is reflected in them as a reflection of conscience. 12. Everyone hurries to their graves. 13. Instincts are terrible toys of the subconscious, there is a toy world that is developed at the expense of all lived lives, they call to have fun at the expense of oneself. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Diane Swint:

    You can't have 40 people in a factory trying to get out the tiny entrance and drive off to Chipotle to wait in line for 30 minutes. That is a very unsafe thing to do, in a high rise, you can't have folks all try to pile into an elevator.

  5. 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.

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