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el·e·va·tor

 (ĕl′ə-vā′tər)
n.
1.
a. A platform or an enclosure raised and lowered in a vertical shaft to transport people or freight.
b. The enclosure or platform with its operating equipment, motor, cables, and accessories.
2. A movable control surface, usually attached to the horizontal stabilizer of an aircraft, that is used to produce motion up or down.
3. A mechanism, often with buckets or scoops attached to a conveyor, used for hoisting materials.
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elevator

(ˈɛlɪˌveɪtə)
n
1. a person or thing that elevates
2. (Mechanical Engineering) chiefly US a mechanical hoist for raising something, esp grain or coal, often consisting of a chain of scoops linked together on a conveyor belt
3. (Mechanical Engineering) chiefly US and Canadian a platform, compartment, or cage raised or lowered in a vertical shaft to transport persons or goods in a building. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): lift
4. (Agriculture) chiefly US and Canadian a large granary equipped with an elevator and, usually, facilities for cleaning and grading the grain
5. (Physiology) any muscle that raises a part of the body
6. (Surgery) a surgical instrument for lifting a part of the body
7. (Aeronautics) a control surface on the tailplane of an aircraft, for making it climb or descend
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el•e•va•tor

(ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that elevates or raises.
2. a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building.
3. any of various mechanical devices for raising objects or materials.
4. a building in which grain is stored and handled by means of mechanical elevator and conveyor devices.
5. a hinged horizontal surface used on the wing of an aircraft to control its longitudinal inclination.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
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lift

elevator
1. 'lift'

In British English, a lift is a device that moves up and down inside a tall building and carries people from one floor to another.

I took the lift to the eighth floor.
2. 'elevator'

In American English, a device like this is called an elevator.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elevator - 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 buildingelevator - 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
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
elevator car, car - where passengers ride up and down; "the car was on the top floor"
dumbwaiter, food elevator - a small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
freight elevator, service elevator - an elevator designed for carrying freight
lifting device - a device for lifting heavy loads
paternoster - a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
2.elevator - the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
horizontal tail - the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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elevator

(U.S.)
noun lift, hoist, paternoster Markham emerged from the guest elevator into the lobby.
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Translations
رافِعَه، مِصْعَدمَخْزَن حُبوبمِصْعَدٌ
výtah
elevatorkornsilo
hissi
dizalo
gabonaraktár
korngeymsla, kornturnlyfta
エレベーター
승강기
silo
dvigalo
hiss
ลิฟต์
thang máy

elevator

[ˈelɪveɪtəʳ]
A. N
1. (US) (= lift) → ascensor m, elevador m (Mex)
2. (= hoist for goods) → montacargas m inv
3. (Aer) → timón m de profundidad
4. (Agr) → elevador m de granos
5. (US) (also elevator shoe) → zapato m de tacón alto
B. CPD elevator car N (US) → caja f or cabina f de ascensor
elevator shaft N (US) → hueco m del ascensor
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elevator

[ˈɛlɪveɪtər] n
(US) (= lift) → ascenseur m
(for grain, coal)monte-charge m invelevator car n (US)cabine f d'ascenseurelevator shaft n (US)cage f d'ascenseur
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elevator

n
(US) → Fahrstuhl m, → Lift m, → Aufzug m
(= storehouse)Silo m
(Aviat) → Höhenruder nt
(with buckets etc) → Aufzug m; (= hoist)Winde f
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elevator

[ˈɛlɪˌveɪtəʳ] n (Am) (lift) → ascensore m; (hoist) → montacarichi m inv
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elevate

(ˈeliveit) verb
1. to raise to a higher position or to a higher rank etc. elevated to the post of manager.
2. to improve (a person's mind etc). an elevating book.
ˌeleˈvation noun
1. the act of elevating, or state of being elevated.
2. height above sea-level. at an elevation of 1,500 metres.
3. an architect's drawing of one side of a building.
ˈelevating adjective
that improves one's mind or morals. an elevating experience.
ˈelevator noun
1. (especially American) a lift or machine for raising persons, goods etc to a higher floor. There is no elevator in this shop – you will have to climb the stairs.
2. a tall storehouse for grain.
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elevator

مِصْعَدٌ výtah elevator Fahrstuhl ανελκυστήρας ascensor hissi ascenseur dizalo ascensore エレベーター 승강기 lift heis winda elevador лифт hiss ลิฟต์ kaldırma/indirme thang máy 电梯
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el·e·va·tor

n. elevador;
instrumento quirúrgico que se usa para levantar partes hendidas o para extirpar tejido óseo;
ascensor.
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