elevator

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

elevate +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elevator (plural elevators)

  1. Anything that raises or uplifts.
    • 1902, Life (volume 39, page 559)
      And then the foaming flagons raised on high, with that best of all beverages, that elevator of spirits, that foaming sunshine, that grand and glorious brew of ale.
    • 1962 May, “Talking of Trains: Portable grain elevators at E.R. stations”, in Modern Railways, page 302, photo caption:
      Bulk loading of grain in progress from road to rail at Biggleswade using a portable elevator.
  2. (Canada, US) A permanent construction with a built-in platform or cab that can be raised and lowered, used to transport people and goods, as between different floors of a building.
  3. A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator).
  4. (aeronautics) A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controlling the pitching motion of the machine.
  5. A dental instrument used to pry up ("elevate") teeth in difficult extractions, or depressed portions of bone.
  6. (anatomy) Any muscle that serves to raise a part of the body, such as the leg or the eye.
  7. A type of shoe having an insert lift to make the wearer appear taller.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (permanent construction): lift (British English; Australian English)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Hawaiian: ʻeleweka

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English grain elevator.

Noun[edit]

elevator

  1. elevator, grain elevator.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English elevator.

Noun[edit]

elevator c (singular definite elevatoren, plural indefinite elevatorer)

  1. lift (mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people)

Inflection[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēlevātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of ēlevō

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

A dredger were an elevator is digging and transporting sediment.

Noun[edit]

elevator c

  1. a conveyor, an elevator (various technical installations for lifting stuff)
    Hypernym: lastbärare

Declension[edit]

Declension of elevator 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative elevator elevatorn elevatorer elevatorerna
Genitive elevators elevatorns elevatorers elevatorernas

Usage notes[edit]

False friend with elevator in the sense of "mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building". For that meaning, see hiss.

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