el·e·vat·ed | \ˈe-lə-ˌvā-təd \

Definition of elevated 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : raised especially above the ground or other surface an elevated highway

b : increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure

2a : being morally or intellectually on a high plane : refined elevated conversation

b : formal, dignified elevated diction

3 : exhilarated in mood or feeling



Definition of elevated (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for elevated

Synonyms: Adjective

eloquent, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, towering

Antonyms: Adjective

ineloquent, low, undignified

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Examples of elevated in a Sentence


Her poetry is known for its elevated style. an elevated monorail that transports visitors all over the theme park

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

All six of us stood on the elevated platform, bows loaded and eyes peeled for carp. Nicole Aimone, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bowfishing might be a male-dominate sport, but Dousman's Whale Tales Archery is trying to change that," 18 June 2018 Since my membranes were already ruptured, there was an elevated risk of infection if the window between water breaking and the baby’s birth was too long, as the membranes are a barrier to fetal infection. Kavin Senapathy, SELF, "Giving Birth Made Me Question the Informed Consent Process During Childbirth," 14 May 2018 The livestream took place in an empty gallery space, with IKEA x VIRGIL on the wall and the items on display (along with a mop and broom) were cordoned off or set on elevated platforms. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Virgil Abloh’s Ikea Collection Is Full of “RUGS”," 1 May 2018 Habitas Tulum This boutique hotel is made up of 32 ultra-luxe canvas tents, each about the size of a New York City studio apartment, pitched on elevated wooden platforms and topped with palapa roofs. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 On Monday, the Weather Service has placed a narrow strip from western Texas to southeast North Dakota under an elevated risk of severe storms. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "After slow spring, violent storms may erupt in central U.S. over multiple days," 30 Apr. 2018 The front entrance and grand lobby will lead out to the elevated parking platform along City Center Drive and Veterans Way, and the hotel will have a walk-out floor along the Monon Greenway below. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel's financing, ownership, of $40 million luxury hotel creates the opportunity for risk or reward," 25 Mar. 2018 The Financial Conduct Authority said on Thursday that the increase is driven by buyers with elevated credit risk, despite low interest rates and economic growth. Stefania Spezzati, Bloomberg.com, "Higher U.K. Car-Finance Defaults Add to Consumer-Credit Risk," 15 Mar. 2018 The winds are causing an elevated wildfire risk county wide. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "High winds, hot weather to last through Monday," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of elevated


1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elevated was in 1553

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English Language Learners Definition of elevated

: raised above the ground

: higher than normal

: having an intelligent and usually formal tone or quality


el·e·vat·ed | \ˈel-ə-ˌvāt-əd \

Medical Definition of elevated 

: increased especially abnormally (as in degree or amount) elevated blood pressure elevated temperature

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