elevator etymology

English word elevator comes from English elevate, English -or

Detailed word origin of elevator

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
elevate English (eng) (obsolete) Elevated; raised aloft. (dated, colloquial, humorous) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.. (obsolete, Latinism) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.. (transitive) To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).. (transitive) To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound.. (transitive) To lift someone's spirits; to cheer up.. (transitive) To promote [...]
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
elevator English (eng) (US) A permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically, used to transport people and goods.. (aeronautics) A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the machine.. (anatomy) Any muscle that serves to raise a part of the body, such as the leg or the eye.. A dental instrument used to pry up ("elevate") teeth in difficult [...]

Words with the same origin as elevator

Descendants of -or
accelerator actor actress advisor author calculator communicator coordinator decorator detonator donor instructor investor perk perky projector radiator realtor sculptor sensor ventilator