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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 el·e·va·tor /ˈɛləˌvetɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 el·e·va·tor /ˈɛləˌvetɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·e·va·tor n.
 1. One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything.
 2. A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.
 3. A cage or platform (called an elevator car) and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.
 4. A building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.
 5. Anat. A muscle which serves to raise a part of the body, as the leg or the eye.
 6. Surg. An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone.
 7. Aëronautics A movable plane or group of planes used to control the altitude or fore-and-aft poise or inclination of an airship or flying machine.
 Elevator head, Elevator leg, ∧ Elevator boot, the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator.
 Elevator shoes, shoes having unusually thick soles and heels, designed to make a person appear taller than he or she actually is.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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 [syn: lift]
      2: the airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it
         ascend or descend