Definitions for: 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; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
[n] the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
[v] provide with leverage; "We need to leverage this company"
[v] supplement with leverage; "leverage the money that is already available"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lev"er*age (l[e^]v"[~e]r*[asl]j or
l[=e]"v[~e]r*[asl]j), n.
The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the

Leverage of a couple (Mech.), the perpendicular distance
between the lines of action of two forces which act in
parallel and opposite directions.

Leverage of a force, the perpendicular distance from the
line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about
which the body may be supposed to turn.

Synonyms: leveraging, purchase

See Also: advantage, bargaining chip, furnish, investing, investment, mechanical phenomenon, provide, render, supplement, supply, vantage

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