HyperDic: elevator

English > 2 senses of the word elevator:
NOUNartifactelevator, liftlifting 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
artifactelevatorthe airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
elevator > pronunciation
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Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > elevator: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglifting 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.
Synonymlift
Part ofbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Partscar, elevator carWhere passengers ride up and down
Narrowerdumbwaiter, food elevatorA small elevator used to convey food (or other goods) from one floor of a building to another
freight elevator, service elevatorAn elevator designed for carrying freight
paternosterA type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
Broaderlifting deviceA device for lifting heavy loads
Spanishascensor, elevador
Catalanascensor
Verbselevateraise from a lower to a higher position
English > elevator: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend.
Part ofhorizontal tailThe horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
Broaderairfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surfaceA device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
Spanishtimón de profundidad

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