• A. Cross-Section Thru Back Left Leg and Adjoining Rails of Table. (Plan). B. Elevation, Showing Wide Shoulder on Tenon of Rail
    A. Cross-Section Thru Back Left Leg and Adjoining Rails of Table. (Plan). B. Elevation, Showing Wide Shoulder on Tenon of Rail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj elevated increased in amount or degree "raised temperature"
    • adj elevated raised above the ground "an elevated platform"
    • adj elevated of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style "an exalted ideal","argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks","a noble and lofty concept","a grand purpose"
    • n elevated a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The "Elevated Den" in the Ball Room The "Elevated Den" in the Ball Room
Colonel Lockwood's Farewell to the Kitchen on his elevation to the Upper House Colonel Lockwood's Farewell to the Kitchen on his elevation to the Upper House
Tank-Engine, N. Y. Elevated Railroad Tank-Engine, N. Y. Elevated Railroad
Compound Marine Engine, Side Elevation Compound Marine Engine, Side Elevation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The White House has 35 bathrooms, 3 elevators, 132 rooms, and 412 doors in it
    • a Elevated Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble; as, elevated thoughts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.
    • elevated Lifted or raised to, or placed or situated in, a position above the ground or general level; situated higher than the plane with which the comparison is made. See elevate. In astrology, a planet is said to be elevated above another when it is nearer to the meridian.
    • elevated In mathematics, containing high powers of the unknown or variable: said of an equation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first building with an elevator was the six-story 130-foot Equitable Life Building in New York. It was built in 1870.
    • p.adjs Elevated raised: dignified: exhilarated
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
  • Jim Ferree
    Jim Ferree
    “There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.”
  • G. Darley
    G. Darley
    “Fashionabilty is a kind of elevated vulgarity.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. elevāre, -ātume, out, up, levāre, to raise—levis, light. See Light (2).


In literature:

In case no point of known elevation is at hand the elevation of some point will have to be assumed and the contours referred to it.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
It does not bear great humidity, nor severe heat or cold; yet its elevation boundary is about 11,100 feet above the level of the sea.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
I reached the highest village in the Himahlyas, a place called Kuti, at an elevation of 12,920 feet.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
The common monkey of India, the Bengal monkey, is found in large companies at low elevations.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The western part of this Valley rises to an elevation towards the Chippewan mountains, equal to ten degrees of temperature.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The town extends along the shore, and up a slightly elevated ridge behind it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
So I accelerated the motor and raised very slightly our rear elevating plane.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
The harbor is surrounded by lofty elevations.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
These alone do not elevate the mind or character, if such elevation were desirable.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Movements of elevation and subsidence are still going on in various parts of the world.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
On applying Nelaton's, Bryant's, or Chiene's test, the tip of the great trochanter will be found elevated.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It is very pleasant to soar to such a height, but it is not easy to keep the elevation.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Its elevations run to only a little more than 5,000 feet, but it is narrow and achieves an impression of greater height.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It will elevate them in their own esteem if they suppose that the pebble they picked up in the highway turned out to be a ruby.
"A Day's Ride A Life's Romance" by Charles James Lever
The church consists of one nave, of a length out of all proportion to its width and elevation.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
All his thoughts are elevated and manly, but a good salary pleases even his noble manliness.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
I always thought about this as I took the elevator up to Lenox Hill's third floor.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The man standing across the lobby, at the far side next to the elevators.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Bartlett headed down the metal stairs leading to the self- service elevator.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
After she'd put him on the elevator, she came back and checked out Dave, now slouched in the big chair by the lamp, his eyes closed.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

Where yawns the precipice of depth unseen,
Where frowns some mountain's elevated brow,
Or where the moon shines o'er the haunted green,
From vulgar fear deserted long ago.
"Meditation" by Charlotte Dacre
A one-armed man in a Texas
parking labyrinth
A burnt tree like a giant primeval bird
in an empty lot in Fresno
Miles & miles of hotel corridors
& elevators, filled w/ citizens
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
"'Can pomp or splendour elevate the soul,
Brighten the lustre that illumes the eye!
Make the rough stream of life more smoothly roll,
Suppress the tear, or waft away the sigh!
"The Daughter" by Matilda Betham
Christ is the Rose, in Sharon's wilds that blooms,
And fills the desert with its sweet perfumes,
That by its colour elevates our hearts,
And to our fainty spirits life imparts.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
To humbleness of heart descends
This prescience from on high,
The faith that elevates the just,
Before and when they die;
And makes each soul a separate heaven
A court for Deity.
"The Primrose of the Rock" by William Wordsworth
Take comfort, elevate thy drooping heart,
Be full of faith, thyself a man approve;
Christ soon will come, and his bless'd aid impart,
He'll soothe thy pains, and thy disease remove.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

A 34-year-old man who tried to exit a stuck elevator died after falling five stories down a Brooklyn elevator shaft.
Man survives plunge down empty elevator shaft.
The views from Grover Hot Springs State Park to Burnside Lake are as breath-taking as the trail elevation (over 8,000 feet).
Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity Ancients Speak LiveWired Music.
Now that Klyde Warren Park is open over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, attention may be turning to the city's other elevated park — the one that's going to be built on the Continental Avenue bridge over the Trinity River.
In 1845, John Lyon of Harrisburg, Iowa, patented what is believed to be the first elevating grader.
Visitors on elevated, wooden, walkway.
The SUPERMAX all-welded plate heat exchanger is designed as an alternative to shell and tube heat exchangers in elevated pressure and temperature applications.
Trapped in an elevator in the north tower, Chris Young was the last person to escape an elevator.
70% of CAE test takers report enhancing knowledge, improving advancement opportunities, and elevating their status in their current position as their motivation.
Elm Theatre's 'Orange Flower Water' elevates soap opera plot to high art.
During the flush , some areas may experience low pressure, especially in the higher elevations.
Metro's tight budget for escalator and elevator repairs leads to customer frustration.
OurWeekly > los-angeles > riding- food-elevator -picky-toddlers.
Fire destroyed elevator in 2011.

In science:

The performance variations in the two axes seem to be somewhat correlated, perhaps evidence that variations in optical seeing were involved, while the occasional poor sky RMS happened when there is a sudden worsening in elevation performance.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
To deal with the elevation errors as a function of elevation, both HESE (elevation errors proportional to sin E ) and TX (elevation errors proportional to tan Z ) were tried, and the former worked best.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The explanation (see §6.4.2) seems to be that the asymmetric location of the OPT, mainly in the horizontal direction, makes it vulnerable to elevation-dependent flexures in the BUS, a sideways deflection of the OPT occurring as the BUS “opens out” with increasing elevation.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
For a perfect parabola at elevation 45◦ , the aperture of the antenna will change into being more elongated in azimuth at the zenith and more elongated in elevation at the horizon.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
A displacement sensor system mounted on the CFRP reference structure near each elevation encoder.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The portion of the OPT pointing model involving HESA3 = +0.94 and HECA3 = −0.34 shows that the antenna nods in elevation as it rotates in azimuth, executing three cycles of nodding per turn of azimuth.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The resulting plot of elevation corrections versus azimuth is shown in Figure 23.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The sign of the correction is such that when the antenna is pointing over a pedestal leg the star is about 1 arcsec higher in the sky than indicated by the elevation encoder reading.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Cross-elevation pointing (left and right accelerometers on the rim of the BUS) • Elevation pointing (top and bottom accelerometers on the rim of the BUS) • Subreflector structure translations with respect to the BUS (four accelerometers on the rim of the BUS and one on the receiver flange).
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
During sidereal tracking the antenna drives are constantly updating the azimuth and elevation positions, including the azimuth and elevation speed, in order to achieve a smooth tracking motion.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Sidereal tracking was checked for 30 azimuth/elevation combinations spread evenly over the sky.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
For stationary pointing conditions under high wind loads the BUS rim wind shake is dominated by elevation motion for both antennas.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The pink curve shows the cumulative encoder pointing error, which is totally dominated by elevation encoder errors.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
For sidereal tracking during low wind conditions the tracking jitter of both antennas is largely due to elevation motion, with large contribution in the 3-6 Hz range.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
However, for the AEC antenna, this axis is offset by −1.5 to +1.0 cm depending on the elevation.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas