- 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.
Origin of level
SYNONYMS FOR level
Examples from the Web for levelly
Dallisa's poison-berry-eyes regarded me levelly as I struggled upright, fighting off the dizzy sickness of disgust.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Prigs do not stand upon their heads, but levelly and beautifully upon their feet.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
"It did not go to Braden, Mrs. Wintermill," said Anne levelly.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
"My niece, no doubt in her excitement, has neglected to ask you one or two very important questions," she said levelly.West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
Sue saw that a rocky rise in the floor directly in front of the disintegrators had been planed off levelly.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for levelly
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled
Derived Formslevelly, adverblevelness, noun
Word Origin for level
Medicine definitions for levelly
Idioms and Phrases with levelly
In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level