Lever means a tool, usually a bar, used to lift or pry open something.(noun)
An example of a lever is a crowbar.
The definition of a lever is a bar used to control a machine.
Lever is defined as a means to get something.(noun)
An example of a lever is a family connection which might be used to get admitted to a school.
See lever in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr leveour < lever, to raise < L levare < levis, light: see light
See lever in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French levier
Origin: , from lever, to raise
Origin: , from Latin levāre
Origin: , from levis, light; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.
top to bottom: first-class, second-class, and third-class levers
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