Associations to the word «Leverage»


LEVERAGE, noun. A force compounded by means of a lever rotating around a pivot; see torque.
LEVERAGE, noun. By extension, any influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
LEVERAGE, noun. (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.
LEVERAGE, noun. (business) The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.
LEVERAGE, verb. (transitive) (chiefly US) (slang) (business) To use; to exploit; to take full advantage (of something).

Dictionary definition

LEVERAGE, noun. The mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever.
LEVERAGE, noun. Strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage".
LEVERAGE, noun. Investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses).
LEVERAGE, verb. Supplement with leverage; "leverage the money that is already available".
LEVERAGE, verb. Provide with leverage; "We need to leverage this company".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal