- 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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“With decreasing food availability, we find increased levels of aggression,” as well as a “loser response,” with the caterpillar that gets attacked often leaving the area, says Elizabeth Brown, a biologist who works in Keene’s lab.Monarch caterpillars head-butt each other to fight for scarce food|Curtis Segarra|November 19, 2020|Science News
It just existed, self-defined, like the basement level of reality—it wouldn’t budge.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
We both work in the highest level of state serving the Governor and our constituents.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|November 18, 2020|ProPublica
Another obvious way that a vaccine could be compromised through a cyberattack is at the manufacturing level.How bad actors could sabotage a COVID vaccine—and how that can be prevented|jakemeth|November 18, 2020|Fortune
It’s about finding new connections, seeing things in a new way and understanding things at a deeper level.
Under the new system, it's not--at least, not unless we engage in really radical egalitarian levelling.
This levelling spirit is gradually converting the historic Walled City into a busy retail trading-centre.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
My lady would have none of this; it was levelling and revolutionary, she said.My Lady Ludlow|Elizabeth Gaskell
Your levellers wish to level down as far as 25 themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.
Then in my exasperation I whipped a pistol out of my belt, and levelling it at him, pulled the trigger.A Middy of the King|Harry Collingwood
With anything like levelling aspirations Shakspere had clearly no sympathy.A Letter on Shakspere's Authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen|William Spalding
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