elevator Definition

  • 1a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different levels
  • 2a machine used for raising and lowering something

Using elevator: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "elevator" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The elevator doors opened and we stepped inside.

  • Example

    The hotel has several elevators for guests to use.

  • Example

    The warehouse uses an elevator to move heavy boxes to the upper floors.

elevator Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for elevator

Phrases with elevator

  • a brief, persuasive speech that you use to spark interest in what you or your organization does


    I need to come up with a good elevator pitch for my new business idea.

  • background music played in public places like elevators, supermarkets, and waiting rooms


    I hate elevator music. It's so boring.

  • shoes with thickened sections of the insoles under the heels, making the wearer appear taller


    He wore elevator shoes to make himself look taller.

Origins of elevator

from Latin 'elevare', meaning 'to raise'


Summary: elevator in Brief

An 'elevator' [ˈɛləveɪtər] is a platform or compartment used for raising and lowering people or things to different levels. It can also refer to the machine used for this purpose. Examples include elevators in hotels, office buildings, and warehouses. Phrases like 'elevator pitch' and 'elevator music' extend the term into other contexts.

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