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Definition of Elevator

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 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.
  4. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
  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. 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.

Elevator Quotations

If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down.
Kevin Spacey

I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
Kevin Spacey

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see.
Phyllis Battelle

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
Sam Levenson

I've taken clowns into the war in Bosnia, the refugee camps of Kosovo, and none of those are any more important than clowning in a subway or an elevator or just walking down the street.
Patch Adams
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Elevator Translations

elevator in Afrikaans is hyser
elevator in Danish is elevator
elevator in Dutch is lift
elevator in French is ascenseur
elevator in German is Fahrstuhl {m}, Aufzug {m}
elevator in Italian is ascensore, elevatore
elevator in Norwegian is heis
elevator in Portuguese is elevador, ascensor
elevator in Spanish is ascensor, cscensor, cscensor
elevator in Swedish is hiss