elevator
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɛləveɪtə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛl.ə.veɪ.tɚ/
Noun

elevator (plural elevators)

  1. Anything that raises or uplifts.
    • 1902, Life (volume 39, page 559)
      And then the foaming flagons raised on high, with that best of all beverages, that elevator of spirits, that foaming sunshine, that grand and glorious brew of ale.
  2. (US) A permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically, used to transport people and goods.
  3. A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator)
  4. (aeronautics) A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.
  5. A dental instrument used to pry up ("elevate") teeth in difficult extractions, or depressed portions of bone.
  6. (anatomy) Any muscle that serves to raise a part of the body, such as the leg or the eye.
  7. A type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.
Synonyms
  • (permanent construction) lift (British English; Australian English)
Translations
  • Russian: элева́тор



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