What does lever mean?

Definitions for lever
ˈlɛv ər, ˈli vərlever

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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

  2. Lever(adverb)

    rather

  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

  4. Lever(noun)

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

  5. Lever(noun)

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

  6. Origin: [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.

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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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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. Chief Financial Officer Ron Millos:

    That is a lever we can pull.

  2. Daniel Webster:

    Mind is the great lever of all things.

  3. Archimedes:

    Give me a lever and I will move the earth

  4. Nestle Chief Executive:

    Why rely on just one lever when you have four or five you can use.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

Images & Illustrations of lever

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