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File:Palanca-ejemplo.jpg
A lever (purple)
File:LeverPrincleple.svg
A lever diagram

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From Old French leveor, leveur (a lifter, lever (also Old French and French levier)) < Latin levator (a lifter) < levare, past part. levatus (to raise); see levant. Cf. alleviate, elevate, leaven.

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Singular
Lever

Plural
Levers

Lever (plural Levers)
  1. Patrono:Mechanics 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.
    1. Specifically, 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.
  2. A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button)
  3. Patrono:Mechanics A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  4. Patrono:Mechanics An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
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Infinitive
to Lever

Third person singular
levers

Simple past
levered

Past participle
levered

Present participle
levering

to Lever (third-person singular simple present levers, present participle levering, simple past and past participle levered)
  1. (transitive) To move with a lever.
    With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.
  2. (figuratively) (transitive) To use, operate like a lever.
  3. (especially UK, finance) To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.
    • 1989 Jun 26, “Corporate America wants its privacy”, Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
      "The equity holders want you to 'lever up,' use as much debt as you can," said David Stanley, chairman of Kansas City-based Payless Cashways,</span>

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From Middle English comparative of leve (dear) of Germanic origin (cf. German lieb) or lief.

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Lever (not comparable)

Positive
Lever

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) Rather.
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  • Dutch: eer(der)

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Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Old Norse lifr.

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  • IPA: /levər/, [lewˀɐ]

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Lever c. (singular definite Leveren, plural indefinite Levere)

  1. liver
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See leve (to live).

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  • IPA: /leːvər/, [ˈleːvɐ]

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Lever

  1. Present of leve.

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See levere (to deliver).

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  • IPA: /lever/, [leˈveˀɐ]

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lever or levér

  1. Imperative of levere.

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Germanic, cognate with liver, German Leber, Norwegian and Swedish lever etc.

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Lever (plural levers, diminutive levertje, diminutive plural levertjes) m. and f.

  1. (anatomy) The organ liver
  2. An edible animal liver as a dish or culinary ingredient
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cognate with deliver, German liefern

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Lever

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of leveren.
  2. The imperative of leveren.

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From Latin lēvō (to elevate) < levis (light, not heavy)

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Patrono:Fr-verb

  1. (transitive) to raise, to lift
  2. Patrono:Reflexive to rise
  3. Patrono:Reflexive to get up (out of bed)
    Je me lève, je me lave.
    I get up, I wash.

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Patrono:Fr-conj-e-er

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Lever m. (plural Levers)

  1. the act of getting up in the morning
  2. Patrono:Rfc-sense the morning ritual, extremely elaborated in Versailles

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Patrono:Hu-prefix

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  • IPA: /ˈlɛvɛr/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ver

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Lever

  1. (transitive) To knock down

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lēver

  1. first-person singular present Patrono:Conjugation tag pass subjunctive of lēvō.

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Lever

  1. (obsolete) Rather.
    For him was lever have at his bed's head
    Twenty bookes, clad in black or red,
    . . . Than robes rich, or fithel, or gay sawtrie.
    The Cantebury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
    But lever than this worldés good
    She would have wist how that it stood
    Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins, John Gower.

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Germanic, cognate with liver, Dutch lever, German Leber, Swedish lever

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Patrono:No-noun-m2

  1. (anatomy) A liver

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lever

  1. present tense of leve

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Latin lēvō

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Lever

  1. to lift (up)

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Patrono:Sv-noun

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Germanic, cognate with liver, Dutch lever, German Leber, Norwegian lever

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lever

  1. (anatomy) A liver

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lever

  1. present tense of levade:lever

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