Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lever. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lever.
Definitions and meaning of lever
(Canada) IPA(key): /ˈliː.vɚ/
(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈliː.və/,
(General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.vɚ/, /ˈliː.vɚ/
Hyphenation: le‧ver, Hyphenation: lev‧er
Rhymes: -ɛvə(ɹ), -iːvə(ɹ)
Homophones: leaver, Lever(for the pronunciation /ˈliːvə(ɹ)/)
From Middle Englishlever, levore, levour, from Old Frenchleveor, leveur(“a lifter, lever (also Old French and Frenchlevier)”), from Latinlevātor(“a lifter”), from levō(“to raise”); see levant. Compare alleviate, elevate, leaven.
(obsolete, except in generalized senses below) A crowbar.
1613, John Marston, William Barksted, The Insatiate Countess, IV.1:
My lord, I brained him with a lever my neighbour lent me, and he stood by and cried, ‘Strike home, old boy!’
(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.
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.
A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).
(mechanics) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
(mechanics) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
lever (third-person singular simple presentlevers, present participlelevering, simple past and past participlelevered)
(transitive) To move with a lever.
1938, George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, Chapter 7,
Someone found a pick and levered a burst plank out of the floor, and in a few minutes we had got a fire alight and our drenched clothes were steaming.
With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.
(figuratively, transitive) To use, operate or move (something) like a lever (physically).
1961, V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, Vintage International, 2001, Part Two, Chapter 1,
Suddenly he had levered himself up from the sofa, rocking the lame man violently, and was walking towards the receptionist.
(figuratively, transitive) To use (something) like a lever (in an abstract sense).
2001, Joshua Cooper Ramo, “Bagging the Butcher,” Time, 9 April, 2001,
He was a man who levered his way from small-time communist hack to political power by tapping into the most potent vein of historical juice in the Balkans: nationalism.
2013, Robert McCrum, “Biographies of the year — review,” The Guardian, 8 December, 2013,
Credited with pioneering the detective novel, Collins has attracted many biographers over the years, drawn to his extraordinary life and work in the hope of levering open a new understanding of the Victorian psyche.
(chiefly Britain, finance) To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.
From Middle Englishlever, comparative of leve, leef(“dear, beloved, lief”), equivalent to lief + -er. Related to Germanlieber(“rather”).
lever (not comparable)
1530, John Heywood, The Four PP
for I had lever be without ye / Then have suche besines about ye
1537, William Tyndale et al, "Jonah", in The Byble
Now therefore take my life from me, for I had lever die then live.
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faery Queene
For lever had I die than see his deadly face.
Borrowed from Frenchlever.
(rare) A levee.
1742, Miss Robinson, Mrs. Delany's Letters, II.191:
We do not appear at Phœbus's Levér.
2011, Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", Times Literary Supplement, 21 Sep 2011:
Louis XIV’s day began with a lever at 9 and ended (officially) at around midnight.
lever in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
lever in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Revel, elver, revel
From Old Danishliuær, from Old Norselifr, from Proto-Germanic*librō, from Proto-Indo-European*leyp-(“to smudge, stick”), from *ley-(“to be slimy, be sticky, glide”).
This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e-/ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è-/ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il lève rather than *il leve. Other verbs conjugated this way include acheter and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.
the act of getting up in the morning
“lever” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Latinlēvāre, present active infinitive of lēvō.
to lift (up)
(reflexive, se level) to get up (get out of bed)
This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-v, *-vs, *-vt are modified to f, s, t. This verb has a stressed present stem liev distinct from the unstressed stem lev. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.
Middle French: lever
From Old Norsehleifr, from Proto-Germanic*hlaibaz.
From Old Norselifr, from Proto-Germanic*librō, from Proto-Indo-European*leyp-(“to smudge, stick”), from *ley-(“to be slimy, be sticky, glide”).