Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
elevator

el·e·va·tor

elevator

 
pronunciation:
e l veI tr
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a machine which raises or lifts, esp. a platform or enclosure in a vertical shaft, with its equipment and parts, used to raise and lower people or goods from one level to another in a building.
similar words:
hoist, lift
definition 2: a grain storage structure equipped to lift and pour out grain; grain elevator.
definition 3: in aircraft, a hinged movable horizontal surface whose position is altered to produce up or down movement of the craft.
Word Explorer
See
  building
Word Parts
The word elevator contains the following part:
-ator Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The suffix -ator turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns. It is a compound of -ate + -or.