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One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything; as:

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.

a cage or platform 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.

a building for elevating, storing, and discharging, grain.

(Science: anatomy) An instrument for raising a depressed portion of a bone. Elevator head, leg, and boot, the boxes in which the upper pulley, belt, and lower pulley, respectively, run in a grain elevator.

Origin: L, one who raises up, a deliverer: cf. F. Elevateur.