elevator elevator  /ˈɛ lə ˌveɪ tər/


  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


  1. Tenants of modern office buildings fret if they wait more than 30 seconds for an elevator.
  2. That has happened in many other cases of elevator bankruptcies.
  3. To most people, life in a grain elevator might seem a dusty, monotonous existence with little or no future at all.


  1. Elevator Pitch: DCM's Dixon Doll

    Last week, Elevator Pitch brought you a venture capitalist (Ethan Kurzweil) with a famous father (Google (GOOG) engineering chief Ray Kurzweil).
    on June 23, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Condo residents frustrated by broken elevator

    The elevator at Belair Condos in Rosebank, Staten Island, has been broken for 3 months.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: FOX 5 New York

  3. Elevator working again at Somerset Town Hall

    Elevator operations have returned to Town Hall after an eight-month hiatus. The need for repairs to the old lift — to the tune of about $43,000 — left the building without handicapped accessibility for meetings and other purposes since November.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

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  1. "It's like the elevator falling from the top. It's tough when it's over. If you don't win it all, you have not reached your goal," coach Wade Phillips said.
    on Jan 17, 2010 By: Wade Phillips Source: ABC News

  2. Feherty, who has visited US troops in the Middle East, wrote: "Despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any US soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry...
    on May 11, 2009 By: David Feherty Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Certain things are meaningless to me," Marinelli said. "Certain things are like elevator music, and this is elevator music." "I get in the elevator, go up to Floor 5. I don't remember the music that was playing."
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Rod Marinelli Source: The Spread

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