Moving Swiftly On: Roy’s World of Lifts

by pauland1707

Some people work in, or indeed visit, buildings in their daily lives.  Some of these buildings have “Lifts” or, as our colonial cousins refer to them “Elevators”.  Why is this?

lift

verb (used with object)
1.
to move or bring (something) upward from the ground or other support to a higher position; hoist.
2.
to raise or direct upward: He lifted his arm in a gesture of farewell; to lift one’s head.
3.
to remove or rescind by an official act, as a ban, curfew, or tax: a court decision to lift the ban on strikes by teachers
4.
to stop or put an end to (a boycott, blockade, etc.): The citizenry will have to conserve food and water until the siege against the city is lifted
5.
to hold up or display on high

elevator

noun
1.
a person or thing that elevates or raises
2.
a moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building.
3.
any of various mechanical devices for raising objects or materials
4.
a building in which grain is stored and handled by means of mechanical elevator and conveyor devices.
5.
Aeronautics . a hinged horizontal surface on an airplane or the like, used to control the longitudinal inclination and usually placed at the tail end of the fuselage.

They go down, as well.
Stupid Language.

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