el·​e·​vat·​ed | \ ˈe-lə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce elevated (audio) \

Definition of elevated

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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

lifted, raised, uplifted, upraised

Antonyms: Adjective


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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

Perched near the building’s rafters, the Panorama Club will be open to all ticket holders as a place to grab some food, drinks and an elevated view of the basketball court far below. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Bucks season-ticket holders get first look inside new arena," 2 June 2018 The ground floor of Waterbar is now reserved for parking, so diners and drinkers can enjoy an elevated view of the ocean through the second floor’s western wall of windows. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trio of new hot spots transforming P.B. waterfront area," 17 May 2018 For Homecoming, these soft ridges also provided a great elevated view of both the main stage and secondary stage to the east. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "Smale Park transformed into a music festival. This is what it looked like.," 30 Apr. 2018 When the next Snapchat story appears, a television above a chimney shows a local news channel premiering from an elevated view the chaos by the school. Yelena Dzhanova, NBC News, "Social media videos showed terror from Florida shooting that left 17 dead," 14 Feb. 2018 The Mushroom Dome has a large elevated deck, giving it major treehouse vibes, and is surrounded by hiking trails. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The World’s Most-Visited Airbnb of All Time is A Mushroom Dome in California," 29 Mar. 2019 This is no longer the case as production and the need for elevated products has grown. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "An Interview With Handbag Designer Alfeya Valrina," 8 Mar. 2019 The clothes themselves were an elevated version of his Off-White work. Melvin Backman, GQ, "At Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh Goes Over the Rainbow," 22 June 2018 The Berries n’ Cream Poppin’ Tart is a handcrafted, elevated version of a dessert often associated with childhood or post-adolescence. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel? No need to pick a side," 24 May 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 How to pronounce elevated (audio) \

Medical Definition of elevated

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

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