from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Raised, especially above the ground.
  • adjective Increased in amount or degree.
  • adjective Morally or intellectually superior.
  • adjective Formal; lofty.
  • adjective Elated in feeling or mood; high-spirited.
  • noun An elevated railway.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • In mathematics, containing high powers of the unknown or variable: said of an equation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Uplifted; high; lofty; also, animated; noble.
  • adjective one in which the track is raised considerably above the ground, especially a city railway above the line of street travel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of elevate.
  • adjective Above ground level.
  • adjective Of a higher rank or status.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective raised above the ground
  • adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  • adjective increased in amount or degree
  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level


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