leveraged Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “leveraged” in the English Dictionary

"leveraged" in Business English

See all translations

leveragedadjective

uk   /ˈliːvərɪdʒd/  us   /ˈlevərɪdʒd/ FINANCE
used to describe a ​company or ​organization that ​owes a large ​amount of ​money in relation to its ​value: Like other theater ​chains, it will be a highly leveragedcompany, ​carrying about $550 million in ​debt.
used to describe an ​investment which has been ​bought with a large ​amount of ​borrowedmoney: leveraged deal/purchase/transaction They will have to ​reducecosts significantly to ​pay the borrowings to ​finance the ​highly leveraged ​deal.
Compare
(Definition of leveraged from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of leveraged?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More