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el·e·va·tor

elevator

 
 
pronunciation:
e l veI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a platform or a small room used to raise and lower people or goods from one level or floor to another in a building.
We took the elevator up to our seventh-floor hotel room.
similar words:
hoist, lift
definition 2: a grain storage building used to lift and pour out grain; grain elevator.
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The word elevator contains the following parts:
lev, liev Latin root that means light (in weight)
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-ator Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix -ator turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns. It is a compound of -ate + -or.