- 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 risk of covid-19 spreading in a school is directly related to the level of covid-19 spread in the community and safety measures in schools,” he wrote.Montgomery County urges private schools to consider move to all-virtual learning|Donna St. George|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
When levels of community spread are very high, the chance of spread at school, too, is certainly higher.Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.|Emily Oster|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The morning is a bit brighter than the afternoon, as high-level clouds increase.D.C.-area forecast: Mainly clear skies plus warmer temperatures today and tomorrow|A. Camden Walker|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Economists say they are concerned about the continued high level of job losses more than eight months into the pandemic, as the virus surges anew.Unemployment claims rise as pandemic shutdowns increase nationwide|Eli Rosenberg|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
That level, said Thomas Rowlands-Rees, BloombergNEF’s head of North American research, could become a “new normal” if people change driving habits and the power sector continues to shift to renewable power.U.S. greenhouse gas emissions set to drop to lowest level in three decades|Steven Mufson|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
And demonizing the women leveling these charges is despicable.
Does political and social equality really have to entail a leveling of sexual difference?How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the data seem to show positron counts leveling off at high energy, but things are still pretty messy.Still No Dark Matter from Space Station Experiment|Matthew R. Francis|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is a drone based missile in Pakistan of any practical difference than a French battery leveling a Vietnamese village?
Proponents, mostly Republicans, see vouchers as leveling the field and broadening choice for families.
Have we not the right to decide in which way the leveling shall be effected—the equation be formed?The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
Tad drove his pony straight at the man who, by this time, was leveling the pistol at Professor Zepplin.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge|Frank Gee Patchin
In this attempt, they are unconsciously digging away her very foundations; they are leveling her proud walls with the earth.Aurelian|William Ware
These wilderness empires of our National Parks have been snatched from leveling forces of development.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
Her fingers closed on the stock of the pistol, and she faced Chavis, who was a few feet away, leveling the big weapon at him.The Range Boss|Charles Alden Seltzer
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