- Also called surveyor's level. an instrument for observing levels, having a sighting device, usually telescopic, and capable of being made precisely horizontal.
- an observation made with this instrument.
- spirit level.
verb (used with object), lev·eled, lev·el·ing or (especially British) lev·elled, lev·el·ling.
verb (used without object), lev·eled, lev·el·ing or (especially British) lev·elled, lev·el·ling.
- to take a level.
- to use a leveling instrument.
- Aeronautics. to maintain a constant altitude after a climb or descent.
- to become stable; reach a constant or limit.
- to make even or smooth.
Origin of level
SYNONYMS FOR level
Examples from the Web for level
“The level of outside support… has not been sufficient enough for them to distance themselves from al Nusra,” Cafarella said.
Occasionally, a level will take 20 or more strokes to complete.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nowhere to be found is the anguish, the drama, the pain of an athlete on that level who considering walking away.
There is, in fact, a distinction in the level of protection.
It was a personal thing she was working towards, and I felt very invested as well seeing her level of commitment.Angelina Jolie’s New Muse: The Rise of Jack O’Connell, Star of the WWII Epic ‘Unbroken’|Marlow Stern|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then I was conducted to the boilers, a row of ten, sunk underground in the solid rock, below the level of the shrubbery.A Month in Yorkshire|Walter White
In a few moments the submarine had climbed back to the level of the tunnel.
There the precise punctures of a rabbit track dotted the level snow of the woods.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
To pass swiftly along over the level yellow road that they had traversed on foot in the morning was very delightful.Jack the Young Canoeman|George Bird Grinnell
Hence to go and return over the same mile, whether on the level or on the hill-side, takes ½ an hour.A Tangled Tale|Lewis Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for level
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Derived Formslevelly, adverblevelness, noun
Word Origin for level
Medicine definitions for level
Idioms and Phrases with level
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level