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piv·ot

 (pĭv′ət)
n.
1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor: "The pivot of the whole affair was the stupidity of some admiral" (Joseph Conrad).
3. The act of turning on a pivot.
4.
a. A person around which a formation of marching people turns.
b. Sports A player who plays at the center of the offense.
5. Basketball
a. A position taken by an offensive player usually facing away from the basket near the foul line to relay passes, attempt a shot, or set screens.
b. The stationary foot around which the ball handler is allowed to pivot without dribbling.
v. piv·ot·ed, piv·ot·ing, piv·ots
v.tr.
1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn: pivoted the telescope toward the island.
v.intr.
1. To turn on a pivot.
2. To depend or be centered: "The plot ... lacks direction, pivoting on Hamlet's incertitude" (G. Wilson Knight).

[French, from Old French; perhaps akin to Catalan piu, pivot, perhaps from piu, chirp (from the creaking sounds made by something turning on a pivot ).]

piv′ot·a·ble adj.

pivot

(ˈpɪvət)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a short shaft or pin supporting something that turns; fulcrum
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the end of a shaft or arbor that terminates in a bearing
3. a person or thing upon which progress, success, etc, depends
4. (Military) the person or position from which a military formation takes its reference, as when altering position
vb
5. (tr) to mount on or provide with a pivot or pivots
6. (intr) to turn on or as if on a pivot
[C17: from Old French; perhaps related to Old Provençal pua tooth of a comb]

piv•ot

(ˈpɪv ət)

n.
1. a pin, point, or short shaft on the end of which something rests and turns, or upon and around which something rotates or oscillates.
2. the end of a shaft or arbor, resting and turning in a bearing.
3. a person or thing on which something turns, hinges, or depends: She was the pivot of the campaign's success.
4. the person in a line, as of troops on parade, whom the others use as a point around which to wheel or maneuver.
5. a whirling around on one foot.
6. Basketball.
a. an offensive position in the front court, usu. played by the center, in which the player stands facing away from the offensive basket.
b. the player who plays in this position.
v.i.
7. to turn on or as if on a pivot.
v.t.
8. to mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
[1605–15; < French pivot (n.), pivoter (v.), Old French]

pivot


Past participle: pivoted
Gerund: pivoting

Imperative
pivot
pivot
Present
I pivot
you pivot
he/she/it pivots
we pivot
you pivot
they pivot
Preterite
I pivoted
you pivoted
he/she/it pivoted
we pivoted
you pivoted
they pivoted
Present Continuous
I am pivoting
you are pivoting
he/she/it is pivoting
we are pivoting
you are pivoting
they are pivoting
Present Perfect
I have pivoted
you have pivoted
he/she/it has pivoted
we have pivoted
you have pivoted
they have pivoted
Past Continuous
I was pivoting
you were pivoting
he/she/it was pivoting
we were pivoting
you were pivoting
they were pivoting
Past Perfect
I had pivoted
you had pivoted
he/she/it had pivoted
we had pivoted
you had pivoted
they had pivoted
Future
I will pivot
you will pivot
he/she/it will pivot
we will pivot
you will pivot
they will pivot
Future Perfect
I will have pivoted
you will have pivoted
he/she/it will have pivoted
we will have pivoted
you will have pivoted
they will have pivoted
Future Continuous
I will be pivoting
you will be pivoting
he/she/it will be pivoting
we will be pivoting
you will be pivoting
they will be pivoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pivoting
you have been pivoting
he/she/it has been pivoting
we have been pivoting
you have been pivoting
they have been pivoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pivoting
you will have been pivoting
he/she/it will have been pivoting
we will have been pivoting
you will have been pivoting
they will have been pivoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pivoting
you had been pivoting
he/she/it had been pivoting
we had been pivoting
you had been pivoting
they had been pivoting
Conditional
I would pivot
you would pivot
he/she/it would pivot
we would pivot
you would pivot
they would pivot
Past Conditional
I would have pivoted
you would have pivoted
he/she/it would have pivoted
we would have pivoted
you would have pivoted
they would have pivoted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pivot - the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
parader, marcher - walks with regular or stately step
2.pivot - axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
axis of rotation, axis - the center around which something rotates
fulcrum - the pivot about which a lever turns
pintle - a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
3.pivot - the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot; "the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot"
rotary motion, rotation - the act of rotating as if on an axis; "the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music"
Verb1.pivot - turn on a pivot
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
pirouette - do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

pivot

noun
1. hub, centre, heart, hinge, focal point, kingpin A large group of watercolours forms the pivot of the exhibition.
2. axis, swivel, axle, spindle, fulcrum The pedal had sheared off at the pivot.
verb
1. turn, spin, revolve, rotate, swivel, twirl The boat pivoted on its central axis.
pivot on something rely on, depend on, hang on, hinge on, be contingent on, revolve round the economic problems that pivoted on overseas trade

pivot

verb
1. To turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path:
2. To move, as a gun, laterally:
3. To change the direction or course of:
Translations
مِحْوَر، مُرْتَكَز، مَدار مِحْوَر البابيَدورُ على
čeposaotáčet se
aksesvinge
fordulforgócsapmegfordul
snúast um/ávöltur; òungamiîja, miîdepill
asscentrsgriezties
pivoteren
čap

pivot

[ˈpɪvət]
A. N (Mil, Tech) → pivote m (fig) → eje m (central)
she is the pivot around which the community revolvesella es el eje sobre el que gira toda la comunidad
B. VT (= mount on pivot) → montar sobre un pivote; (= cause to turn) → hacer girar
he pivoted it on his handlo hizo girar sobre la mano
C. VIgirar (on sobre) she pivoted in front of the mirrorse dio una vuelta frente al espejo
to pivot on sth (fig) → girar alrededor de algo, depender de algo

pivot

[ˈpɪvət]
n
(TECHNICAL)pivot m
(fig)pivot m
Their daughter was the pivot around which their lives revolved → Leur fille était le pivot autour duquel leurs vies gravitaient.
vi (= turn) → pivoter
pivot on
vt fus (= depend on) → reposer sur

pivot

vb: pret, ptp <pivoted>
nLagerzapfen m, → Drehzapfen m; (Mil) → Flügelmann m; (fig)Dreh- und Angelpunkt m; pivot bearingZapfenlager nt
vtdrehbar lagern; he pivoted it on his hander ließ es auf seiner Hand kreiseln
visich drehen; to pivot on something (fig)sich um etw drehen

pivot

:
pivot bridge
n (Tech) → Drehbrücke f
pivot tooth
n (Med) → Stiftzahn m

pivot

[ˈpɪvət]
1. n (Mil, Tech) (fig) → perno
2. vtimperniare
3. vigirare su se stesso/a

pivot

(ˈpivət) noun
the pin or centre on which anything balances and turns.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpivoted
(with on) to turn (on). The door pivoted on a central hinge.

piv·ot

n. pivote, eje, parte que sostiene la corona de un diente.
References in classic literature ?
At the instant of contact the lad pivoted on one foot, and with all the weight of his body and the strength of his trained muscles drove a clenched fist into the bull's stomach.
Cherokee might well have been disembowelled had he not quickly pivoted on his grip and got his body off of White Fang's and at right angles to it.
He pivoted on his feet, and, instead of striking, ducked the other's swinging blow and went into a clinch.