[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.
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]
[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 […]
[el-uh-vey-ter] /ˈɛl əˌveɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that or raises. 2. a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building. 3. any of various mechanical devices for raising objects or materials. 4. a building in which grain is stored and handled by […]
- Elevator controller
[toh-ster] /ˈtoʊ stər/ noun 1. an instrument or appliance for bread, muffins, etc. 2. a person who something. [toh-ster] /ˈtoʊ stər/ noun 1. a person who proposes or joins in a to someone or something. /ˈtəʊstə/ noun 1. a device for toasting bread, usually electric, and often equipped with an automatic timer n. 1580s, agent […]
- Elevator muscle of angle of mouth
elevator muscle of angle of mouth n. A muscle with origin from the canine fossa of the maxilla, with insertion into the orbicular muscle of the mouth and into the skin at the corner of the mouth, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action raises the corner of the mouth.