elevator
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elevator(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (people transporter)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el ascensor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The elevator is down the hall.El ascensor está al final del pasillo.
b. el elevador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Everyone stood silently in the elevator.Todos permanecieron parados en silencio en el elevador.
2. (goods transporter)
a. el elevador de granos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The farmer sent the harvested corn up the elevator into the granary.El granjero envió el maíz cosechado al granero en el elevador de granos.
b. el montacargas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Does the building have an elevator large enough for furniture?¿El edificio tiene un montacargas suficientemente grande para muebles?
3. (aeronautics)
a. el timón de profundidad
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The accident was attributed to the failure of the right elevator.El accidente se atribuyó a una falla del timón de profundidad derecho.
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elevator
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lift)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el ascensor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for goods)
a. el montacargas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (on airplane wing)
a. el timón de profundidad
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
elevator [ˈelɪveɪtəʳ]
noun
1 (US) (lift) ascensor (m); elevador (m); (Méx)
2 (hoist for goods) montacargas (m)
3 (Aer) timón (m) de profundidad
4 (Agr) elevador (m) de granos
5 (US)(also elevator shoe) zapato (m) de tacón alto
modifier
elevator car (n) (US) caja (f) or cabina (f) de ascensor
elevator shaft (n) (US) hueco (m) del ascensor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "elevator"
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we met each other on an elevator
nos conocimos en un ascensor
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