Definition of elevator
1 : one that raises or lifts something up: such asa : an endless belt or chain conveyor with cleats, scoops, or buckets for raising materialb : a cage or platform and its hoisting machinery for conveying people or things to different levelsc : grain elevator
2 : a movable airfoil usually attached to the tailplane of an airplane for controlling pitch — see airplane illustration
Examples of elevator in a Sentence
We took the elevator to the 10th floor.
Recent Examples of elevator from the Web
In the post-recession building boom, developers promoted sweeping waterfront views and luxury bonuses like car elevators, bowling alleys, plunge pools and private chefs to wealthy buyers.
He's then seen in an elevator, dressed in black with a backpack, with two women behind him.
Khrushchevkas have no elevators; each apartment unit consists of one to three rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and at times a balcony.
In addition to the elevator, there are also 253 steps that give visitors a view of the carillon bells.
Or right next to Bar Harbor, take the private elevator 14 stories up to this patio in South Lake Union.
The other has the closet, which turns out to be an elevator.
Austin Carrigg, another D.C. mother, recalled telling her daughter Melanie’s ASL teacher about the time when her daughter encountered someone in an elevator who signed to her.
In Carnegie Hill, a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath apartment with central air-conditioning and a washer/dryer in a full-service prewar elevator building. •
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First Known Use of elevator
ELEVATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of elevator for English Language Learners
: a machine used for carrying people and things to different levels in a building
: a tall building for storing grain
ELEVATOR Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of elevator
1: a dental instrument for removing teeth or the roots of teeth which cannot be gripped with a forceps
2: a surgical instrument for raising a depressed part (as a bone) or for separating contiguous parts
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