Definition of elevated in English:


Syllabification: el·e·vat·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈeləˌvātid


  • 1Situated or placed higher than the surrounding area: this hotel has an elevated position above the village the elevated section of the freeway
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    • The tomb, situated in an elevated position at the end of a rocky gorge, is a well-preserved architectural and artistic masterpiece.
    • It is situated in an elevated position on this popular coastal road and enjoys superb views of Dublin Bay and Howth.
    • It is beautifully situated on an elevated site overlooking the Lee Valley.
    raised, upraised, high up, aloft; overhead
  • 1.1(Of a level or amount) higher or greater than what is considered normal: an elevated temperature
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    • This was attributed to the formation of elevated amounts of vesicular structures in the cytosol after exposure to LEF, which was also validated microscopically.
    • Impulsively, he opened the oak barrier, and, with mouth hanging, he stared with amusement less than ever, and an elevated amount of disgruntlement and disbelief.
    • We find, in over 95% of these problem slabs, an elevated amount of purposeful air entrainment.
  • 1.2Of a high intellectual or moral standard or level: the elevated canon of great literary texts
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    • If you feel you've been banned unfairly, just drop me a note and if you promise to keep the debate at a more elevated level, I'll be happy to unban you.
    lofty, grand, exalted, fine, sublime; inflated, pompous, bombastic, orotund
  • 1.3Having a high rank or social standing: a suitably elevated occupation
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    • In other words, it was the adoption or civilization process-by degrees-that advanced the adoptees to their elevated social ranks.
    • His elevated social status allowed him to speak out on issues in exactly the way that he saw fit, no matter what the consequences.
    • In this way they participated in the long European tradition of commissioning portraits to commemorate themselves and to declare their elevated social status.
    high, higher, high-ranking, of high standing, lofty, superior, exalted, eminent; grand, noble


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  • An elevated railroad.

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