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English noun: elevator

1. elevator (artifact) 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


Synonymslift


Broader (hypernym)lifting device


Narrower (hyponym)dumbwaiter, food elevator, freight elevator, paternoster, service elevator


Part holonymcar, elevator car


Part meronymbuilding, edifice

2. elevator (artifact) the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend


Broader (hypernym)aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface


Part meronymhorizontal tail









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