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Elevator meaning

elevator - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
  4. 4. A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
  5. 5. An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Person or thing that elevates; machinery for lifting grain, & c., or persons, to the higher floors of a building.

elevator - examples of usage

  1. One farmer had, perhaps, a reaping machine, but he had not got an elevator; another had an elevator, but no steam- plough. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. We went into an office building, and entered an elevator. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. I think we're going to have to chance the elevator. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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