- Also called sur·vey·or's lev·el. 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.
- a discrete section in game design or narrative that ends with a culminating event, as a boss battle.
- character 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.
- (in a video game or tabletop game) to obtain a higher character level or skill rank, or improve the quality or performance statistics of an object, as a weapon.
- to perform at a higher standard than expected, or show vast improvement: It’s possible for a small business to level up and land big clients.Your date is smokin’ hot—way to level up, bro!
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The socks are available with different cushion levels and in low-cut or crew versions.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
“We have to scale up all of the things that we already know, but we have to take them to another level because this is a crisis like none that’s ever really faced humanity before,” Hagon said.Natural disasters are increasing. The world’s poorest are left to fend for themselves.|Jariel Arvin|November 20, 2020|Vox
“We’re very covid-conscious,” CBS News president Susan Zirinsky said at the time, noting that only an “adequate” level of in-person staffing would be used.Despite precautions, CBS headquarters reports 15 coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge|Jeremy Barr|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Oxford University researchers say they think the alerts can be helpful at all levels of uptake.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In 2009, the ambition of the level design here was hampered by technology.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game|Gene Park|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
When it comes to the increasing number of rape allegations leveled at Bill Cosby, the smoke is becoming impenetrable.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They are innocent of the charges leveled against them,” a statement issued by Farmer, who also represents the accused, said.
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.
His stand-up career leveled up after Comedy Central specials that aired in 2009 and 2012.
As Motor Matt walked toward the man with the leveled revolver, the wood-hauler cried out a startled "Madre mia!"
Before he could do anything with it, Clip grabbed it out of his hand, leveled it after the receding form, and pulled the trigger.
Phyllis reached over, picked up the gun, and leveled it calmly at the bandits.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
Half a dozen pistols were leveled at the boy, and as many machetes flashed in the air.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser|Walter Fenton Mott
The earth at the bottom of the cut (E) was leveled and made solid with heavy rammers .The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for level
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 level
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level