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Definition of elevator:

  1. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
  6. An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
  7. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything


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