What does Pivot mean?

Definitions for Pivotˈpɪv ət

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivot, pivot man(noun)

    the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver

  2. pivot, pin(noun)

    axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

  3. pivot(verb)

    the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot

    "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"

  4. pivot, swivel(verb)

    turn on a pivot


  1. pivot(Noun)

    A thing on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.

  2. pivot(Noun)

    Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.

  3. pivot(Noun)

    Act of turning on one foot.

  4. pivot(Noun)

    A player in with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.

  5. pivot(Verb)

    To turn on an exact spot.

  6. Origin: pivot, probably connected with Italian pivolo, "peg, pin", diminutive of piva, pipa, "pipe".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pivot(noun)

    a fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns

  2. Pivot(noun)

    the end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch

  3. Pivot(noun)

    hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise

  4. Pivot(noun)

    the officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; -- called also pivot man

  5. Pivot(verb)

    to place on a pivot

  6. Origin: [F.; prob. akin to It. piva pipe, F. pipe. See Pipe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pivot

    piv′ut, n. the pin on which anything turns: the officer or soldier at the flank upon whom a company wheels: that on which anything depends or turns.—adj. Piv′otal, of the nature of a pivot: acting as a pivot.—n. Piv′ot-bridge, a form of swing-bridge moving on a vertical pivot.—adj. Piv′oted, furnished with a pivot or pivots.—ns. Piv′ot-gear′ing, a system of gearing permitting the driving-shaft to be swivelled so as to set the machine in any direction with relation to the power; Piv′ot-gun, a gun mounted on a pivot, so as to be able to turn in any direction; Piv′oting, the pivot-work in machines; Piv′ot-man, the soldier or officer who acts as a pivot (see Pivot). [Fr. dim. of It. piva, a pipe, a peg, a pin—Low L. pipa.]


  1. Pivot

    Pivot was created in order to streamline trade desk communication by enhancing electronic trading and enabling real-time dialogue between traders and their vast network.Pivot is an interenterprise network that leverages Wall Street 2.0 communication and collaboration capabilities to create revenue-generation tools for trading-related workflows within the capital markets arena. The Pivot Network helps turn conversations into ideas and ideas into transactions by integrating information, relationships and transactions into a single pivot point, giving customers the best information to base decisions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pivot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pivot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Timothy Naftali:

    The '70s are a pivot in how the U.S. deals with terrorism.

  2. Tim Miller:

    About three years ago, I realized the same threats we experienced overseas are now here. And we needed to pivot and direct our efforts to help those in churches and non-profits.

  3. Tim Miller:

    I spent my life learning how to protect others, about three years ago, I realized the same threats we experienced overseas are now here. And we needed to pivot and direct our efforts to help those in churches and non-profits.

  4. Tai Wong:

    The big jump in consumer confidence coupled with the recovery in stocks has gold dipping to $1,135 near the key $1,130 pivot, from which gold fell to lows of the move on the Sunday Night Massacre and subsequently regained last week.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    You have to pivot towards what you want to say, and look at -- learn to interrupt in a way that doesn't sound like you're just oppressively rude, you've got to garner the space. You got to talk about what's important, and I'll do that. Whether I've got a consultant is not as relevant right now.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • pivotarCatalan, Valencian
  • Drehpunkt, drehen, AngelpunktGerman
  • telg, pöörlemaEstonian
  • tappi, kääntyäFinnish
  • pivotement, pivot, pivoterFrench
  • צירHebrew
  • առանցքArmenian
  • imperniare, pernoItalian
  • molemLatin
  • kauhuri, kauroriMāori
  • стожерMacedonian
  • pivotare, pivotări, pivotRomanian
  • [[гла́вный]] [[пункт]], враща́ться, штырь, сте́ржень, [[центр]] [[вращение, ось, верте́ться, [[ключево́й]] [[моме́нт]], [[верте́ться]]/[[враща́ться]] [[вокру́г]] [[свойRussian
  • osovina, stožerSerbo-Croatian
  • kärnpunkt, vändpunkt, vridning, svängtapp, medelpunkt, vändningSwedish
  • Chinese

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