Adjective "escalator" definition and examples

(Escalator may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A moving staircase consisting of an endlessly circulating belt of steps driven by a motor, which conveys people between the floors of a public building.
  1. 'We made our way up the escalator to the restaurant on the top floor, admiring the breathtaking view as we ascended.'
  2. 'The train station is underneath the terminal so you just descend to the platforms by escalators or lifts.'
  3. 'Take the escalator to the third floor for all the photographic equipment.'
  4. 'We arrived at the department store and made our way, on the escalators, to the top of the building, which was partly under construction.'
  5. 'Images submitted to the committee show a modern open-plan mall on two floors with escalators and coffee shops.'
  6. 'Sunlight streamed into the building illuminating the two escalators in the center of the large foyer.'
  7. 'Vicki stepped off the escalator, waited for him to do the same, and then motioned ahead.'
  8. 'Again elevators, escalators, and stairs are available to move from one level to the next.'
  9. 'I managed to step aside so that I could descend the escalator several steps behind them.'
  10. 'The station will see an upgrade, with more parking spaces, escalators, more lifts, a new travel centre and new lounges.'

More definitions

1. Also called moving staircase, moving stairway. a continuously moving stairway on an endless loop for carrying passengers up or down.

2. a means of rising or descending, increasing or decreasing, etc., especially by stages: the social escalator.

3. escalator clause. adjective

4. of, relating to, or included in an escalator clause: The union demands escalator protection of wages.

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be escalator."

"orders can be escalator."

"holdings can be escalator."

"ups can be escalator."

"rights can be escalator."

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Early 20th century (originally US, as a trade name): from escalade ‘climb a wall by ladder’ (from escalade), on the pattern of elevator.