What does Lever mean?

Definitions for Lever
ˈlɛv ər, ˈli vərLev·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lever(noun)

    a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

  2. lever(noun)

    a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

  3. lever, lever tumbler(verb)

    a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock

  4. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy(verb)

    to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

    "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lever(adj)

    more agreeable; more pleasing

    Etymology: [Old compar. of leve or lief.]

  2. Lever(adverb)

    rather

    Etymology: [Old compar. of leve or lief.]

  3. Lever(noun)

    a rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; -- used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures

    Etymology: [Old compar. of leve or lief.]

  4. Lever(noun)

    a bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it

    Etymology: [Old compar. of leve or lief.]

  5. Lever(noun)

    an arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it

    Etymology: [Old compar. of leve or lief.]

Freebase

  1. Lever

    A lever is a machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum. It is one of the six simple machines identified by Renaissance scientists. The word comes from the French lever, "to raise", cf. a levant. A lever amplifies an input force to provide a greater output force, which is said to provide leverage. The ratio of the output force to the input force is the ideal mechanical advantage of the lever.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lever

    lē′vėr, adv. an obsolete comp. of lief.

CrunchBase

  1. Lever

    Lever is creating painless software that fits with every company's HR process.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lever

    In the marine steam-engine, the lever and counter-balance weight are fixed upon the wiper-shaft, to form an equipoise to the valves. There is one on each side of the cylinder. (See SPANNER.)--Also, an inflexible bar of iron or wood to raise weights, which takes rank as the first and most simple of the mechanical powers.--To lever. An old word for unloading a ship.

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    Veena
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How to say Lever in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lever in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Lever in a Sentence

  1. Brian Kleinhanzl:

    As market activity improves, some of the cost-cutting questions at Morgan will probably go away, but as of now, it's the only lever that banks can really pull in this type of environment.

  2. Ayn Rand:

    If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence, it is the stagnant mentality of a worker who, doing some small routine job in a vast undertaking, does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine, does not choose to know how the machine got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unneccessary.

  3. Chief Executive Rainer Seele:

    The Russia project will be the biggest lever and have the biggest impact ... We don't have a plan B.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Civil disobedience is a lever which can move the world by using peace as a fulcrum.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Souvent, lorsque nous sommes moins attendions, la vie met en place un défi vraiment difficile de tester notre courage et notre capacité à combattre. Nous ne devons pas prétendre que rien n'a été fait, mais devons nous lever et faire face à la réalité avec le plus grand courage. Nous devons accepter les faits que le défi ne va jamais à attendre, et que le flux de la vie ne renverse pas. à ces moments de test dans la vie, le courage est ce qui nous permet de tenir debout, relever le défi et de surmonter tous les obstacles. Le courage est ce qui nous rend vraiment qui nous sommes, comme nous nous débattons avec nos démons de triompher. Bonne chance!

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