[ lev-uh-ler ]


  1. a person or thing that levels.

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Other Words From

  • self-level·er noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of leveler1

First recorded in 1590–1600; level + -er 1

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Example Sentences

This situation where everyone has got one screen, in a sense, it’s been a great leveler.

From Time

Any time that there’s dominance interactions and cooperation, it’s not just any old circumstance that we expect levelers to be able to create more equality.

It’s specifically only when the net benefit of cooperation, the extra resources that we generate by working together, is greater than what you would get by being aggressive that levelers can invade and cause it to become more equal.

Instead of being the great leveler, as pandemics have been throughout history, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed and compounded pre-existing inequalities in wealth, race, gender, age, education and geographical location.

From Quartz

Old Olly's head's leveler than this mountain-side, even if his mouth is mealier 'n his own flour bags.

French custom might have compelled a difference at other times, but war was a great leveler of manners.

The ready-made-clothing house is a great civilizer, but also a great leveler.

Slavery was a great leveler; it leveled many down, but it also leveled many up in physical condition.

Why, I did not see more prairie or leveler land in the west than I did in passing through Canada.





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