leverage etymology

English word leverage comes from English -age, English lever

Detailed word origin of leverage

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-age English (eng) Forming nouns with the sense of collection or appurtenance.. Forming nouns indicating a charge, toll, or fee. Forming nouns indicating a place. Forming nouns indicating a process, action, or a result. Forming nouns indicating a rate. Forming nouns of a state or relationship.
lever English (eng) (mechanics) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.. (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.. (mechanics) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.. [...]
leverage English (eng) (transitive, chiefly, US, slang, business) To use; to exploit; to manipulate in order to take full advantage (of something). (business) The ability to earn very high returns when operating at high capacity utilization of a facility.. (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, [...]

Words with the same origin as leverage

Descendants of -age
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