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lever | kidney |

As nouns the difference between lever and kidney

is that lever is (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 or lever can be (rare) a levee while kidney is an organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.

As a verb lever

is to move with a.

As an adverb lever

is (obsolete) rather.

lever

English

(wikipedia lever)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) leveor, ; see levant. Compare alleviate, elevate, leaven.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • # Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
  • A small such piece to trigger or control a mechanical device (like a button).
  • (mechanics)   A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=(Henry Petroski) , title=Opening Doors , volume=100, issue=2, page=112-3 , magazine= citation , passage=A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers , with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.}}
  • (mechanics)   An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it.
  • Verb

  • To move with a .
  • ''With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.
  • (figuratively) To use, operate like a .
  • To increase the share of debt in the capitalization of a business.
  • *
  • Derived terms

    * leverage * compound lever * lever escapement * lever jack * lever watch * universal lever

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) comparative of of Germanic origin (compare German lieb) or lief.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Rather.
  • * 1530 , , The Four PP
  • for I had lever be without ye / Then have suche besines about ye
  • * 1537 ,
  • Now therefore take my life from me, for I had lever die then live.
  • * 1590 ,
  • For lever had I die than see his deadly face.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) lever.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare) A levee.
  • * 1742 , Miss Robinson, Mrs. Delany's Letters , II.191:
  • We do not appear at Phœbus's Levér .
  • * 2011 , Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", Times Literary Supplement , 21 Sep 2011:
  • Louis XIV’s day began with a lever at 9 and ended (officially) at around midnight.

    Anagrams

    * * ----

    kidney

    English

    (wikipedia kidney)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An organ in the body that filters the blood, producing urine.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=A better waterworks, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=5 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=An artificial kidney' these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real ' kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.}}
  • This organ (of an animal) cooked as food.
  • Constitution, temperament, nature, type, character, disposition. (usually used of people)
  • *
  • Falstaff: " &
  • 0133; think of that, – a man of my kidney, – think of that, …"
  • * L'Estrange
  • millions in the world of this man's kidney
  • * Burns
  • Your poets, spendthrifts, and other fools of that kidney , pretend, forsooth, to crack their jokes on prudence.
  • * '>citation
  • (obsolete, slang) A waiter.
  • (Tatler)

    Synonyms

    * rein * nephros * ren

    Derived terms

    * kidney bean * kidney belt * kidney punch * kidney stone * kidney vetch * steak and kidney pie

    See also

    * renal * suprarenal