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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


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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