- 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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The show levels out after that — though if you have a low tolerance for tweeness, Dash & Lily isn’t really for you.One Good Thing: Netflix’s Dash & Lily is a sweet TV rom-com with a Christmas twist|Emily VanDerWerff|November 20, 2020|Vox
Monmouth isn’t the only pollster to find very high levels of distrust among Republicans, either.More Republicans Distrust This Year’s Election Results Than Democrats After 2016|Dhrumil Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 20, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Spread of the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is out of control and at record levels.CDC Thanksgiving guidance: No traveling, no outside-household members|Beth Mole|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
There, a larger fraction of brands do seem to be better off with their observed level of advertising relative to the alternative of not advertising at all.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
You know, every time we deploy a new, more powerful classifier, um, that removes a ton of work from our human moderators, who can then go work on higher level problems.
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
"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
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
When this sound died away Cleigh turned his glance levelly upon Jane.The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
The low afternoon sun streamed levelly through the great windows of the apse, for the basilica is built towards the west.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)|F. Marion Crawford
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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In addition to the idioms beginning with level
- level best
- level off
- level with someone
- do one's (level) best
- on the level