- 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 leveling
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
Proponents, mostly Republicans, see vouchers as leveling the field and broadening choice for families.
But while leveling his drive-by accusation of anti-Semitism against Hagel, Foxman threw in Carter for good measure.
But Pletka defies logic from the get-go: "First, the nay-sayers, because denying the charge is actually easier than leveling it."Danielle Pletka's Bogus Charge Sheet Against Chuck Hagel|Ali Gharib|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You always felt like he was leveling with you, that he was who he was, whatever the circumstances.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador|Malcolm Jones|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When these have been carefully squared to the exact direction the alley is to run, they are fastened to the leveling strips.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
"He was over there and I shot at him, so," said Stacy, leveling the weapon.The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico|Frank Gee Patchin
Ralph Smith kept close beside him, leveling many of his assailants with the tremendous blows of a huge mace.St. George for England|G. A. Henty
A number of the verses included in the pamphlet continue the leveling process.The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1|Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo]
On the graph there was an irregular series of peaks and valleys, constantly shifting and leveling.Diplomatic Immunity|Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for leveling
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 leveling
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level