[ lev-uh-ler ]

  1. (usually initial capital letter) (during the British Civil War) a member of the Parliamentary army advocating constitutional reforms, equal rights, and religious tolerance.

  2. Chiefly British. leveler.

Origin of leveller

First recorded in 1590–1600; level + -er1

Other words from leveller

  • self-lev·el·ler, noun

Words Nearby leveller

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How to use leveller in a sentence

  • The old leveller, Nature, is at her eternal work of rotation, turning the big wheel round.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • He was an Educationalist, and Education is the true leveller.

    Res Judicat | Augustine Birrell
  • The most immediate effect upon Glen of the leveller's departure was to promote him and increase his pay.

    Campmates | Kirk Munroe
  • The eighteenth century was by no means a leveller of distinctions, but all classes met together without levelling.

    South London | Sir Walter Besant
  • Like Mrs. Cornelys's masquerades and assemblies, Vauxhall was the great leveller of the eighteenth century.

    South London | Sir Walter Besant

British Dictionary definitions for leveller


US leveler

/ (ˈlɛvələ) /

  1. a person or thing that levels

  2. a person who works for the abolition of inequalities

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