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Valid words made from Lever

You can make 23 words from 'lever' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'lever'

ELVER 8LEVER 8
REVEL 8 

4 letters words from 'lever'

EREV 7EVER 7
LEER 4LERE 4
LEVE 7REEL 4
VEER 7VELE 7

3 letters words from 'lever'

EEL 3ERE 3
EVE 6LEE 3
LEV 6REE 3
REV 6VEE 6

2 letters words from 'lever'

EE 2EL 2
ER 2RE 2

All 5 letters words made out of lever

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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

lever

Pronunciation

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈliː.vɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈliː.və/,
    Hyphenation: lever
  • (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)/)

Etymology 1

From Middle English lever, levore, levour, from Old French leveor, leveur (a lifter, lever (also Old French and French levier)), from Latin levātor (a lifter), from levō (to raise); see levant. Compare alleviate, elevate, leaven.

Noun

lever (plural levers)

  1. (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!’
  2. (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.
  3. A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).
  4. (mechanics) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  5. (mechanics) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
Translations

Verb

lever (third-person singular simple present levers, present participle levering, simple past and past participle levered)

  1. (transitive) To move with a lever.
    • 1938, George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia, Chapter 7,[2]
      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.
  2. (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.
  3. (figuratively, transitive) To use (something) like a lever (in an abstract sense).
    • 2001, Joshua Cooper Ramo, “Bagging the Butcher,” Time, 9 April, 2001,[3]
      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,[4]
      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.
  4. (chiefly Britain, finance) To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.
Translations

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English lever, comparative of leve, leef (dear, beloved, lief), equivalent to lief +‎ -er. Related to German lieber (rather).

Alternative forms

  • liever

Adverb

lever (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Rather.
    • 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.
Translations

Etymology 3

Borrowed from French lever.

Noun

lever (plural levers)

  1. (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.

Further reading

  • lever in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • lever in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References

Anagrams

  • Revel, elver, revel

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Danish liuær, from Old Norse lifr, from Proto-Germanic *librō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to smudge, stick), from *ley- (to be slimy, be sticky, glide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leːvər/, [ˈleʊ̯ˀɐ], [ˈlewˀʌ]

Noun

lever c (singular definite leveren, plural indefinite levere)

  1. liver
Inflection

Etymology 2

See leve (to live).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leːvər/, [ˈleːʊ̯ɐ]

Verb

lever

  1. present of leve

Etymology 3

See levere (to deliver).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leveːr/, [leˈʋeɐ̯ˀ]

Verb

lever or levér

  1. imperative of levere

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːvər/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ver
  • Rhymes: -eːvər

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch lēvere, from Old Dutch *levara, from Proto-Germanic *librō.

Noun

lever f (plural levers, diminutive levertje n)

  1. liver
  2. edible animal liver as a dish or culinary ingredient
Derived terms
  • ganzenlever
  • kalfslever
  • kippenlever
  • rundslever
  • varkenslever
  • leverbloem
  • leverbotziekte
  • leverextract
  • leverkaas
  • leverkleurig
  • leverpastei
  • levertraan
  • levertumor
  • leverworst
  • leverziekte
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: lewer
  • Indonesian: lever

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

lever

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

French

Etymology

From Middle French lever, from Old French lever, from Latin levāre, present active infinitive of lēvō (to elevate), from levis (light, not heavy)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lə.ve/
  • Homophones: levai, levé, levée, levées, levés, levez

Verb

lever

  1. (transitive) to raise, lift
    Antonym: baisser
  2. (reflexive) to rise, stand up
    Antonym: s'abaisser
  3. (reflexive) to get up (out of bed)
    Antonyms: se coucher, s'allonger
  4. (reflexive, of fog, rain and etc) to clear, lift

Conjugation

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.

Related terms

Noun

lever m (plural levers)

  1. the act of getting up in the morning

Further reading

  • “lever” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • lèvre

Hungarian

Etymology

le- +‎ ver

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛvɛr]
  • Hyphenation: le‧ver
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

Verb

lever

  1. (transitive) to knock down

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • leverés

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch lever (liver).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛvər]
  • Hyphenation: lè‧vêr

Noun

lèvêr (plural, first-person possessive leverku, second-person possessive levermu, third-person possessive levernya)

  1. liver.
    Synonym: hati

Alternative forms

  • liver

Further reading

  • “lever” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Latin

Verb

lēver

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of lēvō

Middle English

Etymology

Comparative of leve (dear) of Germanic origin (compare German lieb) or lief.

Adverb

lever

  1. 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 Canterbury 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.

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French lever.

Verb

lever

  1. to lift

Conjugation

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants

  • French: lever

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (lever, supplement)

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lifr, from Proto-Germanic *librō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to smudge, stick), from *ley- (to be slimy, be sticky, glide).

Noun

lever m or f (definite singular leveren or levra, indefinite plural levere or levre or levrer, definite plural leverne or levrene)

  1. (anatomy) a liver
  2. liver (eaten as food)
Derived terms
  • skrumplever

Etymology 2

Verb

lever

  1. present tense of leve
  2. imperative of levere

References

  • “lever” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lifr, from Proto-Germanic *librō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to smudge, stick), from *ley- (to be slimy, be sticky, glide). Akin to English liver.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːʋɛr/

Noun

lever f (definite singular levra, indefinite plural levrar or levrer, definite plural levrane or levrene)

  1. (anatomy) a liver
  2. liver (eaten as food)
Derived terms
  • skrumplever

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²leːʋɛr/

Verb

lever

  1. present of leva

Further reading

  • “lever” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin lēvāre, present active infinitive of lēvō.

Verb

lever

  1. to lift (up)
  2. (reflexive, se level) to get up (get out of bed)

Conjugation

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.

Descendants

  • Middle French: lever
    • French: lever

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse hleifr, from Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz.

Noun

lēver m

  1. loaf, bread

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: lev

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lifr, from Proto-Germanic *librō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to smudge, stick), from *ley- (to be slimy, be sticky, glide).

Noun

lever c

  1. (anatomy) a liver
Declension

Etymology 2

Verb

lever

  1. present tense of leva.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to prise open.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)