[el-uh-vey-tid] /ˈɛl əˌveɪ tɪd/
raised up, especially above the ground or above the normal level:
an elevated platform; an elevated pulse.
exalted or noble; lofty:
[verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit] /verb ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adjective ˈɛl əˌveɪt, -vɪt/
verb (used with object), elevated, elevating.
to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.
to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote:
to elevate an archbishop to cardinal.
to raise to a higher intellectual or spiritual level:
Good poetry may elevate the mind.
to raise the spirits; put in high spirits.
to raise (the voice) in pitch or volume.
Archaic. raised; elevated.
raised to or being at a higher level
inflated or lofty; exalted: an elevated opinion of oneself
in a cheerful mood; elated
(informal) slightly drunk
(US) short for elevated railway See elevated railway
to move to a higher place
to raise in rank or status; promote
to put in a cheerful mood; elate
to put on a higher cultural plane; uplift: to elevate the tone of a conversation
to raise the axis of a gun
to raise the intensity or pitch of (the voice)
(RC Church) to lift up (the Host) at Mass for adoration
late 15c., from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare “lift up, raise,” figuratively, “to lighten, alleviate,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + levare “lighten, raise,” from levis “light” in weight (see lever). Related: Elevated; elevating.
To rob: go out and ”elevate” a bank
[1920s+; probably a play on heist]
noun 1. a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.
- Elevated railway
noun 1. (US) an urban railway track built on supports above a road
[verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit] /verb ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adjective ˈɛl əˌveɪt, -vɪt/ verb (used with object), elevated, elevating. 1. to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up. 2. to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal. 3. to raise to a higher […]
[el-uh-vey-shuh n] /ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises: The elevation of the tower is 80 feet. 2. the altitude of a place above sea level or ground level. 3. an elevated place, thing, or part; an eminence. 4. loftiness; grandeur or dignity; nobleness: elevation […]