Complete Definition of "lever"

English

Pronunciation
\Lev"er:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉvÉ(r)|-ÉvÉ(r), Rhymes:English:-iËvÉ(r)|-iËvÉ(r)
audio|en-uk-lever.ogg|Audio (UK)
Category:Pronunciations wildly different across the pond
audio|II US lever.oggâ|Audio (US)

Etymology
From OF. levier.

Adverb
lever

  1. obsolete Rather. —Chaucer.

#:For lever had I die than see his deadly face. —Spenser

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. 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. 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.
  2. mechanics A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  3. mechanics An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.

Verb
en-verb|levers|levering|levered|levered

#To move with a lever.
#:With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.

Derived terms
Compound lever: a machine consisting of two or more levers acting upon each other.
Lever escapement: See escapement.
Lever jack: See Jack
Lever watch: a watch having a vibrating lever to connect the action of the escape wheel with that of the balance.
Universal lever: a machine formed by a combination of a lever with the wheel and axle, in such a manner as to convert the reciprocating motion of the lever into a continued rectilinear motion of some body to which the power is applied.

Translations
trans-top|rigid thing turning about an axis, used for transmitting and modifying force and motion
Czech: páka f
trans-mid
Portuguese: alavanca f
Russian: ÑÑÑаг (ryÄág) m
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Afrikaans: hefboom
ttbc|Dutch: hefboom m
ttbc|French: levier m
ttbc|German: Hebel m
Ido: levero
ttbc|Italian: leva f


Danish

Noun
lever

#liver

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Dutch

Noun
lever

#liver

Verb
lever

  1. simple present 1st person singular of leveren
  2. imperative of leveren

Category:Dutch nouns


French
Etymology
L.|fr term|levo#Latin|levare|to elevate, from term|levis||light, not heavy

Verb
lever

  1. to raise, to lift

Antonyms
baisser

Related terms
levage
levant
levé
lever du soleil
lève-tard
lève-tôt
se lever

Conjugation
fr-conj-e-er|l|v


Hungarian

Verb
lever

#to knock down

Etymology
From le- and ver

Category:Hungarian verbs


Norwegian
Noun
no-noun-m2
#liver
Verb
Category:Norwegian verb forms
lever
#present tense of leve


Swedish
sv-noun|gender=Common|lever|levern|levrar|levrarna|levers|leverns|levrars|levrarnas
Pronunciation
audio|Sv-lever.ogg|audio

Noun
lever

#liver

Verb
lever

#present tense of leva

Category:Swedish nouns
Category:Swedish verb forms

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