- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for leveled
He called for the homes of their families to be leveled “to the ground” and their relatives to be exiled from Chechnya.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists|Anna Nemtsova|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many historians have leveled criticism at the Code, arguing that it was too conservative and supportive of the bourgeois.
But, the presenter points out that their wind power development has leveled out for the last year.
Net neutrality has leveled the playing field, making it possible for mom-and-pop sites to compete with large corporations.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their houses had been leveled by bombs and missiles launched from the American-built F16s in the Israeli air force.Gazans Turn Their Rage on the Arab Leaders Who Watched Them Die|Jesse Rosenfeld|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was leveled at the moon, or, rather, arranged to have that orb in its focus at the time.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
Captain Steele leveled his glass at the schooner, and could see that there was great excitement among her crew.No Moss|Harry Castlemon
He leveled his glasses and his eyes went searching among the distant markings of seaweed, until it finally rested on the sail.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
Another foot was added, which leveled the structure with the ground.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
The new-comer spoke to the innkeeper, who raised his index finger and leveled it at Victor and the vicomte.The Grey Cloak|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for leveled
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Derived forms of levellevelly, adverblevelness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with leveled
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level