[el-uh-vey-shuh n] /ˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən/
the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises:
The elevation of the tower is 80 feet.
the altitude of a place above sea level or ground level.
an elevated place, thing, or part; an eminence.
loftiness; grandeur or dignity; nobleness:
elevation of mind.
the act of elevating.
the state of being elevated.
Architecture. a drawing or design that represents an object or structure as being projected geometrically on a vertical plane parallel to one of its sides.
the ability of a dancer to stay in the air while executing a step or the height thus attained.
the Elevation, Roman Catholic Church. the lifting by the celebrant of the Eucharistic elements immediately after consecration, for adoration by the communicants.
the act of elevating or the state of being elevated
the height of something above a given or implied place, esp above sea level
a raised area; height
nobleness or grandeur; loftiness: elevation of thought
a drawing to scale of the external face of a building or structure Compare plan (sense 3), ground plan (sense 1)
the external face of a building or structure
a ballet dancer’s ability to leap high
(RC Church) the lifting up of the Host at Mass for adoration
(astronomy) another name for altitude (sense 3)
the angle formed between the muzzle of a gun and the horizontal
(surveying) the angular distance between the plane through a point of observation and an object above it Compare depression (sense 7)
(linguistics) another term for amelioration
late 14c., “a rising, height of something,” from Old French elevation and directly from Latin elevationem (nominative elevatio) “a lifting up,” noun of action from past participle stem of elevare (see elevate). Meaning “act of elevating” is from 1520s.
The vertical distance between a standard reference point, such as sea level, and the top of an object or point on the Earth, such as a mountain. At 8,850 m (29,028 ft), the summit of Mount Everest is the highest elevation on Earth.
[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.
- Elevator muscle of anus
elevator muscle of anus n. A muscle formed by the puborectal muscle, the elevator muscle of the prostate, the pubococcygeal muscle, and the iliococcygeal muscle, with origin from the back of the pubis and the spine of the ischium, with insertion into the anococcygeal ligament and the sides of the lower part of the sacrum […]