Definitions for level
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word level.
degree, grade, levelnoun
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
"a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
grade, level, tiernoun
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
"lumber of the highest grade"
degree, level, stage, pointnoun
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
"a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
height above ground
"the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
level, spirit levelnoun
indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
horizontal surface, levelnoun
a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
"park the car on the level"
level, layer, stratumnoun
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
"a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
floor, level, storey, storyadjective
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
"what level is the office on?"
flat, level, planeadjective
having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
"a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
not showing abrupt variations
"spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
being on a precise horizontal plane
"a billiard table must be level"
oriented at right angles to the plumb
"the picture is level"
tied(p), even, level(p)verb
of the score in a contest
"the score is tied"
"level criticism or charges at somebody"
level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull downverb
tear down so as to make flat with the ground
"The building was levelled"
flush, level, even out, evenverb
make level or straight
"level the ground"
charge, level, pointverb
direct into a position for use
"point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
talk frankly with; lay it on the line
"I have to level with you"
level, level offverb
become level or even
"The ground levelled off"
A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.
Degree or amount.
In an Internet post, an indication of the number of previous replies at which a portion of text was written.
One of several discrete segments of a game generally increasing in difficulty. Often numbered. Often, each level occupies different physical space (levels don't require any direct physical relationship to each other, e.g. vertically stacked, horizontally chained, etc).
A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.
My half-orc barbarian reached fifth level before he was squashed by a troll.
A floor of a multi-storey building.
Take the elevator and get off at the promenade level.
an area of almost perfectly flat land.
To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground of possible.
You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
The hurricane leveled the forest.
To progress to the next level.
I levelled after defeating the dragon.
To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
He levelled an accusation of fraud.
To make the score of a game equal.
The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground.
This table isn't quite level; see how this marble rolls off it?
At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.
We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.
Unvaried in frequency.
His pulse has been level for 12 hours.
He kept a level head under stress.
in the same position as some thing, for example in a race or in a competition
Etymology: From level, from livel, liveau, later nivel, niveau, from libella, diminutive of libra; see libra, librate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: laefel , Saxon.
The garden, seated on the level floor,
She left behind, and locking ev’ry door,
Thought all secure. John Dryden, Boccace.
Be level in preferments, and you will soon be as level in your learning. Richard Bentley.
Our navy is addressed, our pow’r collected,
Our substitutes in absence well invested,
And ev’ry thing lies level to our wish. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
There is a knowledge which is very proper to man, and lies level to human understanding; and that is, the knowledge of our Creator, and of the duty we owe to him. John Tillotson, Sermons.
Etymology: from the adjective.
After draining of the level in Northamptonshire, innumerable mice did upon a sudden arise. Matthew Hale, Original of Mank.
Those bred in a mountainous country oversize those that dwell on low levels. George Sandys, Travels.
Love of her made us raise up our thoughts above the ordinary level of the world, so as great clerks do not disdain our conference. Philip Sidney.
It might perhaps advance their minds so far
Above the level of subjection, as
T’ assume to them the glory of that war. Daniel.
The praises of military men inspired me with thoughts above my ordinary level. Dryden.
The time is not far off when we shall be upon the level; I am resolved to anticipate the time, and be upon the level with them now: for he is so that neither seeks nor wants them. Francis Atterbury, to Pope.
Providence, for the most part, set us upon a level, and observes a kind of proportion in its dispensations towards us. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 255.
I suppose, by the stile of old friend, and the like, it must be somebody there of his own level; among whom his party have, indeed, more friends than I could wish. Jonathan Swift.
The level is from two to ten feet long, that it may reach over a considerable length of the work: if the plumb-line hang just upon the perpendicular, when the level is set flat down upon the work, the work is level; but if it hangs on either side the perpendicular, the floor or work must be raised on that side, till the plumb-line hang exactly on the perpendicular. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.
Be the fair level of thy actions laid,
As temp’rance wills, and prudence may persuade,
And try if life be worth the liver’s care. Matthew Prior.
I stood i’ th’ level
Of a full charg’d confederacy, and gave thanks
To you that choked it. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
As if that name,
Shot from the deadly level of a gun,
Did murther her. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
Thrice happy is that humble pair,
Beneath the level of all care,
Over whose heads those arrows fly,
Of sad distrust and jealousy. Edmund Waller.
Fir’d at first sight with what the muse imparts,
In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts;
While from the bounded level of our mind
Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind. Alexander Pope.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Reason can never assent to the admission of those brutish appetites which would over-run the soul, and level its superior with its inferior faculties. Decay of Piety.
Behold the law
And rule of beings in your maker’s mind:
And thence, like limbecks, rich ideas draw,
To fit the levell’d use of humankind. Dryden.
We know by experience, that all downright rains do evermore dissever the violence of outrageous winds, and beat down and level the swelling and mountainous billows of the sea. Walter Raleigh.
He will thy foes with silent shame confound,
And their proud structures level with the ground. George Sandys.
With unresisted might the monarch reigns,
He levels mountains, and he raises plains;
And not regarding diff’rence of degree,
Abas’d your daughter, and exalted me. Dryden.
One to the gunners on St. Jago’s tow’r,
Bid ’em for shame,
Level their canon lower. John Dryden, Spanish Friar.
The whole body of puritans was drawn to be abettors of all villainy by a few men, whose designs from the first were levelled to destroy both religion and government. Jonathan Swift.
The glory of God, and the good of his church, was the thing which the apostles aimed at, and therefore ought to be the mark whereat we also level. Richard Hooker, b. iv.
I pray thee overname them; and as thou namest them I will describe them; and, according to my description, level at my affection. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
He to his engine flew,
Plac’d near at hand in open view,
And rais’d it till it levell’d right,
Against the glow-worm tail of kite. Hudibras, p. ii.
Ambitious York did level at thy crown. William Shakespeare.
a line or surface to which, at every point, a vertical or plumb line is perpendicular; a line or surface which is everywhere parallel to the surface of still water; -- this is the true level, and is a curve or surface in which all points are equally distant from the center of the earth, or rather would be so if the earth were an exact sphere
a horizontal line or plane; that is, a straight line or a plane which is tangent to a true level at a given point and hence parallel to the horizon at that point; -- this is the apparent level at the given point
an approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea
hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation
a uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level
an instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line
a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level
a horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine
even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake
coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level
even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance; -- followed by with, sometimes by to
straightforward; direct; clear; open
well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.]
of even tone; without rising or falling inflection
to make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level line or surface; hence, to make flat or even; as, to level a road, a walk, or a garden
to bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower
to bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct
figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men
to adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children
to be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit
to aim a gun, spear, etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct line with the mark; fig., to direct the eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object
Etymology: [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. Librate, Libella.]
LEVEL is a computer and video games magazine originating in the Czech Republic with branches in Romania and Turkey. These three brother divisions occasionally exchange content. In addition to publishing the magazine, LeveL also organizes many yearly gaming competitions for players in two of the countries; it is one of the biggest Turkish sponsors of international gaming contests. LeveL was founded by Jan "Beast" Tomanek in 1995 in Czech Republic. Its first issue was released on 24.01.1995. The current LeveL editor-in-chief is Michal Křivský.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lev′el, n. a horizontal line or surface: a surface without inequalities: proper position: usual elevation: state of equality: the line of direction: an instrument for showing the horizontal.—adj. horizontal: even, smooth: even with anything else: uniform: well-balanced, sound of judgment: in the same line or plane: equal in position or dignity.—v.t. to make horizontal: to make flat or smooth: to make equal: to take aim:—pr.p. lev′elling; pa.t. and pa.p. lev′elled.—ns. Lev′el-cross′ing, or Grade′-cross′ing, a place at which a common road crosses a railway at the same level; Lev′eller, one who levels or makes equal, esp. one of an ultra-republican and revolutionary sect or party which grew up in the parliamentary army in 1647, crushed by Cromwell in 1649; Lev′elling, the act of making uneven surfaces level: the process of finding the differences in level between different points on the surface of the earth by means of a Levelling instrument, consisting of a telescope carrying a parallel and sensitive spirit-level, adjustable by means of screws; Lev′elling-rod, -staff, an instrument used in levelling, in conjunction with a levelling instrument, or with a spirit-level and a telescope.—adv. Lev′elly, evenly.—n. Lev′elness, state of being level, even, or equal.—Level down or up, to lower or raise to the same level or status; Do one's level best (coll.) to do one's utmost. [O. Fr. livel, liveau (Fr. niveau)—L. libella, a plummet, dim. of libra, a balance.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In mining, is a horizontal passage or gallery.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'level' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #375
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'level' in Written Corpus Frequency: #530
Rank popularity for the word 'level' in Nouns Frequency: #58
Rank popularity for the word 'level' in Verbs Frequency: #1091
Rank popularity for the word 'level' in Adjectives Frequency: #502
The numerical value of level in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of level in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Catch the ball. Just catch the ball, that’s all we need to do. I don’t know what that is. They work every day. They do their stuff. It has to be they’re just not following the ball in their glove, miscommunication. It shouldn’t happen at this level.
This is not a discussion that should have risen to the level of violence that we've seen.
It will provide new and meaningful access for American companies, large and small, this agreement will level the playing field for American businesses and workers.
Jonah's contribution to rugby cannot be overstated, he was the first superstar player and, through his sheer brilliance and love of the game, he brought much joy to the rugby family and took our sport to a new level of profile.
One of the worst ways to mess with a change in our weather is by trying to create more changes in the weather, the climate change dilemma certainly requires solutions that improve our air quality and overall level of pollution, but what we don't need is over-corrective research that attempts to play the hand of God.
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Translations for level
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- кимәл, ҡатBashkir
- равен, ниво, етаж, либела, нивелирBulgarian
- uniforme, anivellatCatalan, Valencian
- level, úroveň, vyrovnaný, vodováha, podlaží, vodorovný, libela, urovnat, zamířit, srovnat, postoupitCzech
- højde, sindig, niveau, jævn, vaterpas, ensformig, etage, plan, i vater, nøgtern, vandret, nivelleringsinstrument, nivellere, jævne, planereDanish
- Level, Etage, Grad, Niveau, Stufe, konstant, eben, Wasserwaage, ebnen, empor steigenGerman
- επίπεδο, αλφάδι, νηφάλιος, ισοϋψής, επίπεδος, ισεπίπεδος, στάθμηGreek
- nivel, niveles, niveladoSpanish
- tasand, taseEstonian
- linjassa, taso, kerros, kylmä, tasainen, vesivaaka, vatupassi, vakaa, linja, vaakasuora, samalla tasolla, sama, tasaFinnish
- plat, niveau, nivelerFrench
- nivoWestern Frisian
- còmhnard, ìreScottish Gaelic
- רמה, פלס, שלב, קומהHebrew
- olajszint, szint, szintezHungarian
- մակարդակ, աշխարհ, հարկ, աստիճան, հարթաչափArmenian
- stig, borð, hallamál, hæð, jafna, jafna við jörðuIcelandic
- equilibrato, calmo, a posto, piano, livello, costante, orizzontale, livella, uniforme, livellato, lanciare, demolire, radere al suolo, scagliare, spianare, livellare, rivolgere, puntareItalian
- libella, assolōLatin
- lygis, lygmuo, pakopa, lygusLithuanian
- līdzens, pakāpe, līmenisLatvian
- спрат, катMacedonian
- etage, verdieping, niveau, geëqualiseerd, constant, hoogte, waterpas, vlak, egaliserenDutch
- vater, nivå, vatretNorwegian
- poziomy, poziomica, piętro, poziomPolish
- nível, fase, constante, andar, plano, nivelado, nivelar, passar, arrasar, avançar, direccionarPortuguese
- nivel, cat, nivele, grade, plat, etaj, etaje, șes, plan, grad, nivelatRomanian
- уровень, этап, ровный, ватерпас, степень, равнять, выравнивать, сровнять с землёй, получить уровень, выровнятьRussian
- nivo, stepen, либела, ниво, степен, раван, libela, ravanSerbo-Croatian
- etaža, nivo, nadstropje, stopnjaSlovene
- nivå, höjd, lugn, steg, plan, våning, jämnhög, vattenpass, grad, jämn, bana, vågrät, jämna, rasera, levla, utjämna, nivellera, stigaSwedish
- సున్నితముగా, సమానము, భేధము లేక, చదునైనTelugu
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