noun Date: 1646 1. one that raises or lifts something up: as a. an endless belt or chain conveyor with cleats, scoops, or buckets for raising material b. a cage or platform and its hoisting machinery for conveying people or things to different levels c. grain elevator 2. a movable auxiliary airfoil usually attached to the tail plane of an airplane for controlling pitch — see airplane illustration

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  • Elevator — El e*va tor, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. [ e]l[ e]vateur.] 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything. [1913 Webster] 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elevator — (lat.), Vorrichtung nach Art der Paternosterwerke (s. d.) zum Heben von lockerm, körnigem Material. Um zwei Räder a1 u. a2 (Fig. 1, S. 704) ist eine endlose Kette b, b geschlungen, die Becher c trägt. Das untere Rad a2 geht in einem Troge d, dem… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Elevator — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Elevator» Sencillo de Flo Rida featuring Timbaland del álbum Mail on Sunday Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • elevator — 1640s, originally of muscles, from L. elevator, agent noun from pp. stem of elevare (see ELEVATE (Cf. elevate)). As a name for a mechanical lift (originally for grain) attested from 1787. Elevator music is attested by 1963. Elevator as a lift for …   Etymology dictionary

  • elevator — UK US /ˈelɪveɪtər/ noun [C] ► US (UK lift) WORKPLACE a small room in a tall building which carries people or goods up and down to different levels of the building: » I took the elevator to her office on the fourteenth floor. ► a moving strip… …   Financial and business terms

  • élévator — ● élévator nom masculin (anglais elevator) Réservoir à grain, formé d une série de silos dans lesquels le grain est constamment tenu en mouvement et aéré par des appareils transporteurs et élévateurs …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • elevator — elèvātor (elevȃtor) m DEFINICIJA 1. tehn. a. okomiti ili kosi transporter za rasuti komadni materijal b. pokretne stepenice (u javnim zgradama, robnim kućama i sl.); eskalator 2. med. instrument koji služi za podizanje očnog kapka 3. visinsko… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • elevator — [el′ə vāt΄ər] n. [LL(Ec), one who raises up, a deliverer: see ELEVATE] 1. a person or thing that raises or lifts up ☆ 2. a platform, cage, or boxlike structure suspended by motor operated cables, for hoisting or lowering people or things, as in a …   English World dictionary

  • Elevator — Elevātor (lat.), Aufzüge aller Art, insbes. Maschinen mit becher oder kübelförmigen Fördergefäßen auf endlosen, über zwei Wellen gespannten Ketten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • elevator — is the word used in AmE and sometimes elsewhere for what in BrE is called lift. However, Americans as well as Britons use the word ski lift for the device that carries skiers up a slope …   Modern English usage

  • elevator — [n] lift conveyor, dumbwaiter, escala tor, hoist; concept 196 …   New thesaurus

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