American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The action of a lever.
- n. The mechanical advantage of a lever.
- n. Positional advantage; power to act effectively: "started his . . . career with far more social leverage than his father had enjoyed” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
- n. The use of credit or borrowed funds to improve one's speculative capacity and increase the rate of return from an investment, as in buying securities on margin.
- v. To provide (a company) with leverage.
- v. To supplement (money, for example) with leverage.
- v. To improve or enhance: "It makes more sense to be able to leverage what we [public radio stations] do in a more effective way to our listeners” ( Delano Lewis).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The action of a lever; the arrangement by which lever-power is gained.
- n. Lever-power; the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever.
- n. Figuratively, advantage for accomplishing a purpose; increased power of action.
- n. A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
- n. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
- n. finance The use of borrowed funds with a contractually determined return to increase the ability of a business to invest and earn an expected higher return, but usually at high risk.
- n. business The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.
- v. transitive, business To use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever.
- v. supplement with leverage
- n. the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
- v. provide with leverage
- n. investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
- n. strategic advantage; power to act effectively
- lever + -age (Wiktionary)
“On the label leverage in the quarter, which was clearly quite significant, I wonder if you'd give us just a bit more color around how you achieved that?”
“G20 participants did not say how the 440 billion-euro European Financial Stability Facility might be altered although French Finance Minister Francois Baroin used the word leverage' in comments to reporters.”
“No details were given of how the EFSF might be altered, although French Finance Minister Francois Baroin used the word "leverage" in comments to reporters.”
“G20 participants did not say how the 440 billion-euro European Financial Stability Facility might be altered although French Finance Minister Francois Baroin used the word "leverage" in comments to reporters.”
“G20 participants did not say how the 440 billion euro EFSF might be altered although French Finance Minister Francois Baroin used the word "leverage" in comments to reporters.”
“G20 participants did not say how the EFSF might be altered and French Finance Minister Francois Baroin used the word "leverage" in comments to reporters on Thursday.”
“That's what you call leverage in negotiating with Apple, which it is.”
“In some instances, people break their silence only when they are arrested and use what they know as leverage to secure a lesser charge or sentence.”
“Once we say we’re leaving our main leverage is we can still do airstrikes on anybody we want, any time.”
“Regulating leverage is obviously the biggest single thing you can do.”
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