The definition of an elevator is a lifting device usually made up of cables and a compartment that moves people or items up and down along a shaft.(noun)
An example of an elevator is an electronic lifting device in a hotel located in a shaft and moving up and down on cables to get you from the first floor to the tenth floor.
See elevator in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL(Ec), one who raises up, a deliverer: see elevate
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