Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of lever | Another word for lever | What is lever?

Definition 1: a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum - [noun denoting artifact]

(lever is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is a kind of lever ) lever used to turn the rudder on a boat

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever that is moved in order to tap something else

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

(... is a kind of lever ) (on early automobiles) a lever mounted on the steering column and used to adjust the timing of the ignition

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever pivoted at the center; used especially to push a valve down in an internal-combustion engine

(... is a kind of lever ) a steel lever with one end formed into a ripping chisel and the other a gooseneck with a claw for pulling nails

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever with a pointed projection that serves as a fulcrum; used to roll heavy wheels

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is a kind of lever ) a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs

(... is a kind of lever ) a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

(... is a kind of lever ) a hand-operated lever that controls the throttle valve

(... is a kind of lever ) lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

(... is a kind of lever ) a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

(... is a kind of lever ) a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum

(... is a kind of lever ) hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel

(lever is a part of ...) the pivot about which a lever turns

Definition 2: a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lever in the sense of this definition

(lever is a kind of ...) a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

(... is part of lever) a lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move

Definition 3: a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum - [noun denoting artifact]

(lever is a kind of ...) a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

Definition 4: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open - [verb of contact]

Samples where lever or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lever in the sense of this definition

(lever is a kind of ...) cause to open or to become open

"Mary opened the car door"

(lever implies ...) make loose or looser

"loosen the tension on a rope"

More words

Another word for leveller

Another word for leveling

Another word for levelheaded

Another word for leveler

Another word for level-headed

Another word for lever hang

Another word for lever lock

Another word for lever scale

Another word for lever tumbler

Another word for leverage


Other word for leverage

leverage meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce leverage