Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (ō′tĭs), Elisha Graves 1811-1861.
American inventor of the first widely successful passenger elevator (installed 1857).


, James 1725-1783.
American Revolutionary politician and publicist whose speeches and pamphlets influenced American sentiment against the British.


(ˈoʊ tɪs)

James, 1725–83, American Revolutionary lawyer and public official.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
2.Otis - type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
bird genus - a genus of birds
great bustard, Otis tarda - largest European land bird
References in classic literature ?
The book likewise contained portraits of James Otis and Josiah Quincy.
The Otis Elite Kit includes bronze bore and chamber brushes in .
She added: "On a more serious note, Otis is looking for a new loving home.
Breeder seed of Otis was produced as a reselection based on phenotypic uniformity of 1200 [F.
The Otis Elite is designed to maintain all your rifles, shotguns, and handguns from .
That was his grandfather's job but, thanks to Bryan Ferry's millions, young Otis has been brought up as an arrogant toff whose only interest is hunting.
Because he was fed up with repeated thefts at his construction site, Otis decided to spend the night of Monday, January 17 in his partially finished house.
SIAC initiated OTIS by bringing together representatives of the alarm industry to review the feasibility of creating a centralized database.
The company was remade with the acquisitions of Otis in 1975 and Carrier in 1979.
Otis president Ari Bousbib said, "The NextStep escalator is a testimony to Otis' worldwide industry leadership and a tribute to our history of product innovation.
Hall is a comedian who created the character of Otis, a hard-drinking Tennessee singer whose musical numbers are on the hard-boiled side.