HyperDic: pivot

English > 4 senses of the word pivot:
VERBmotionpivot, swivelturn on a pivot
NOUNperson pivot, pivot manthe person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
artifactpivot, pinaxis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
actpivotthe act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
pivot > pronunciation
Soundspih'vaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > pivot: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver.
Synonympivot man
Broadermarcher, paraderwalks with regular or stately step
Adjectivespivotalbeing of crucial importance
English > pivot: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAxis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns.
Synonympin
NarrowerfulcrumThe pivot about which a lever turns
pintleA pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
Broaderaxis, axis of rotationThe center around which something rotates
Spanishpivote
Catalanpiu, pivot
Verbspivotturn on a pivot
English > pivot: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot.
Example"the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
Broaderrotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
Spanishpivote
Verbspivotturn on a pivot
English > pivot: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningturn on a pivot.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymswivel
NarrowerpirouetteDo a pirouette, usually as part of a dance
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Spanishgirar, pivotar
Catalanpivotar
Nounspivotthe act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot
pivotaxis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

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