Definitions of elevator

  1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything
  2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.
  3. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
  4. A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
  5. An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
  6. A movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore- and- aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine.
  7. That which raises up or exalts; a hoisting machine or lift; a cage moving up and down in a shaft, to carry people or goods from one level to another; a warehouse for the storage of grain.
  8. The person or thing that lifts up: a machine for raising grain, etc., to a higher floor: a muscle raising a part of the body.
  9. Person or thing that elevates; machinery for lifting grain, & c., or persons, to the higher floors of a building.
  10. One who or that which elevates; a hoisting mechanism for grain, freight, or passengers; also, a warehouse for grain.
  11. One who or that which raises, lifts, or exalts; a muscle which serves to raisea a part of the body, as the lip or the eye; an elevatory; a series of small boxes fastened by a strap, and moved by a wheel to raise grain, & c., from a lower to a higher floor.
  12. One who, or that which, raises or exalts; in anat., a muscle which serves to raise a part of the body; in surg., an instr. for raising the depressed portion of a bone.
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