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. PVT

    PVT is an experimental rock band based in London and Sydney and are currently signed to Brooklyn imprint Felte and have released records on Warp Records in the past. Band members are Richard Pike, Laurence Pike and Dave Miller. Brothers Richard and Laurence grew up in Sydney, later meeting Dave Miller who originally comes from Perth, Australia. The band have released four albums, three EPs and a number of singles. They have toured internationally.


  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. Betsy Hodges:

    It is time to pivot to a moment of working together.

  2. Timothy Naftali:

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

  3. Andrew Yao:

    I don't see a pivot to a police state where they can come arrest us.

  4. 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.

  5. Rachel Golder:

    The oil picture is not likely to get a whole lot worse so that does help put a floor under high-yield, but there are reasons to expect a pivot point sometime around May or June.

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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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