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Definition of Elevator

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mechanical apparatus for moving people or items from floor to floor within a building
Elevator Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything
  
(n.)
An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
  
(n.)
A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
  
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elevator
\el"e*va`tor\, n. (aëronautics) a movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore-and-aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine.
elevator
\el"e*va`tor\ (?), n. [l., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. f. élévateur.] one who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything; as: (a) 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. (b) 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. (c) a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain. (d) (anat.) a muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye. (e) (surg.) an instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
elevator
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Australian Slang
lift
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someone is intellectually weak or stupid
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(synonym) lift
(hypernym) lifting device
(hyponym) dumbwaiter, food elevator
(part-holonym) building, edifice
(part-meronym) car, elevator car
(derivation) raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
2. the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
(hypernym) airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface
(part-holonym) horizontal tail
Elevator Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
Hydraulic end-gate. (ATA1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Elevator Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of ascending in an elevator, denotes you will swiftly rise to position and wealth, but if you descend in one your misfortunes will crush and discourage you. If you see one go down and think you are left, you will narrowly escape disappointment in some undertaking. To see one standing, foretells threatened danger.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Symbols
Descending: birth, activating emotions; Ascending: Movement to spirit world, activating intellect; Ascending and Descending: Channel / medium; Stationary: uterus.
Elevator Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
Hinged portion of the horizontal stabilizer, which adds or subtracts lift from the tail, changing the pitch attitude of the aircraft.
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
A control surface on fixed-wing aircraft, usually mounted on the aft edge of stabilizers, that controls pitch, and is controlled by the yoke; Symbols: delta sub E; Typical Units: rad, deg;
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
A small control surface hinged to the rear of the horizontal stabiliser and used to tilt an aeroplane up or down.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Elevation, Elevator
Elevator Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An elevator (US) or lift (UK) is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, , or other structure. 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.

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Elevator Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Equipment used to discharge some bulk cargoes such as grain which is removed from the hold by a continuous line of buckets or by suction and carried on a conveyor belt to store.
Elevator Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
sa'adek (lift); ashenayek (aero., anat.)
Elevator Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The right 'E' hand, palm facing left and thumb facing up, rises straight up.