The Ranger and Pamesack had already taken shelter, and their carbines were also levelled and fired.
Seeing this, one of the Indians levelled his spear and rode out to meet him.
We levelled our glasses at the distant scene, and scanned it with palpitating hearts.
At last it was levelled to his mind, and then his movements were as quick as they had hitherto been slow.
Art marked by individual spontaneity, emanating from the ego of the artificer, refuses to be levelled down into a class.
The boys lay on their oars, as it is called when they are levelled.
A great many of the houses in the town were levelled with the ground.
The latter had a special arrangement by which they could be levelled to a nicety.
But at the same time the lieutenant, snatching a musket from one of the soldiers, levelled at Don Csar and brought him down.
Jean rushed at the Intendant's bridle, and received a blow which levelled him.
mid-14c., "tool to indicate a horizontal line," from Old French livel "a level" (13c.), ultimately from Latin libella "a balance, level," diminutive of libra "balance, scale, unit of weight," from PIE *lithra. Cognate Spanish nivel, Modern French niveau are from the same source but altered by dissimilation. Meaning "horizontality" is from c.1400. Meaning "position as marked by a horizontal line" is from 1530s. Phrase on the level "fair, honest" is from 1872; earlier it meant "moderate, without great ambition" (1790).
early 15c., from level (n.). To do one's level best is from 1851.
mid-15c., "to make level," from level (n.). From c.1600 as "to bring to a level;" 1958 as "to cease increasing." Meaning "to aim a gun" is late 15c. Slang sense of "tell the truth" is from 1920. To level up "to rise" is attested by 1863.
A word here as to the misconception labored under by our English neighbor; he evidently does not understand the American manner of doing things. We never level down in this country; we are always at work on the up grade. "Level up! Level up!" is the motto of the American people. [James E. Garretson, "Professional Education," in "The Dental Cosmos," Philadelphia, 1865]To level off "cease rising or falling" is from 1920, originally in aviation.
level lev·el (lěv'əl)
Relative position or rank on a graded scale, such as mental or emotional development.
A relative degree, as of intensity or concentration.
True: There's never a place for guys like me. That's level
To tell the truth; be honest and candid: Don't laugh. I'm leveling/It's on this level that they tell you that they are ''leveling'' with you (1920+)
on the level