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PIVOT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pivot mean? 

PIVOT (noun)
  The noun PIVOT has 3 senses:

1. the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
2. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
3. the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot

  Familiarity information: PIVOT used as a noun is uncommon.


PIVOT (verb)
  The verb PIVOT has 1 sense:

1. turn on a pivot

  Familiarity information: PIVOT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIVOT (noun)


Sense 1pivot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pivot; pivot man

Hypernyms ("pivot" is a kind of...):

marcher; parader (walks with regular or stately step)


Sense 2pivot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pivot; pin

Hypernyms ("pivot" is a kind of...):

axis; axis of rotation (the center around which something rotates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pivot"):

fulcrum (the pivot about which a lever turns)

pintle (a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge)


Sense 3pivot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot

Hypernyms ("pivot" is a kind of...):

rotary motion; rotation (the act of rotating as if on an axis)


PIVOT (verb)


Sense 1pivot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn on a pivot

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

pivot; swivel

Hypernyms (to "pivot" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pivot"):

pirouette (do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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