Meaning of “elevator” in the English Dictionary

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"elevator" in British English

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elevatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈel.ɪ.veɪ.tər/ us /ˈel.ə.veɪ.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “elevator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elevator" in American English

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elevatornoun [ C ]

us /ˈel·əˌveɪ·t̬ər/

a piece of equipment, usually in the form of a small room, that carries people or goods straight up and down in tall buildings

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"elevator" in Business English

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elevatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈelɪveɪtər/ us

US UK lift WORKPLACE a small room in a tall building which carries people or goods up and down to different levels of the building:

I took the elevator to her office on the fourteenth floor.

a moving strip which can be used for taking goods off a ship, putting bags onto an aircraft, etc.:

They place the bales onto an elevator that transports them to a shredding mill.

(Definition of “elevator” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)