1. [ noun ] 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
Synonyms: lift
Related terms: lifting_device paternoster freight_elevator dumbwaiter building car raise
2. [ noun ] (transportation) the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend
Related terms: airfoil horizontal_tail
Similar spelling:   elevate