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Meaning of ELEVATOR

Pronunciation:  'elu`veytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
  2. [n]  the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend

ELEVATOR is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: lift
 See Also: aerofoil, airfoil, building, car, control surface, dumbwaiter, edifice, elevator car, food elevator, freight elevator, horizontal tail, lifting device, paternoster, service elevator, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \El"e*va`tor\, n. [L., one who raises up, a deliverer:
    cf. F. ['e]l['e]vateur.]
    One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything; as:
    (a) 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.
    (b) A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel,
        warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods,
        etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in
        England a lift; the cage or platform itself.
    (c) A building for elevating, storing, and discharging,
    (d) (Anat.) A muscle which serves to raise a part of the
        body, as the leg or the eye.
    (e) (Surg.) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of
        a bone.
    {Elevator head}, {leg}, & {boot}, the boxes in which the
       upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in
       a grain elevator.
  2. \El"e*va`tor\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are ascending in an elevator means that you will quickly rise to status and wealth. You may have risen to a higher level of consciousness and are looking at the world from an elevated viewpoint. Descending in an elevator indicates that misfortunes will crush and discourage you. The up and down action of the elevator may represent the ups and downs of your life go emerging out of and submerging into your subconscious. Dreaming that the elevator is out of order or that it is not letting you off, symbolizes that your emotions have gotten out of control.