- 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 levelling
There were six thousand pioneers with hatchets, pickaxes, and crowbars for levelling roads.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada|Washington Irving
This levelling process was not apparently objected to by his subjects.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
Already men were widening and levelling the Porth Neigr road.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
All levelling and preparation must have been done the previous season.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|Ontario Ministry of Education
The reed-pulp paper-mill went up; there was an immense quantity of ditching and levelling carried on in the swamp.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
British Dictionary definitions for levelling
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 levelling
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level