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Definitions of level

  1. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; " a remarkable degree of frankness"; " at what stage are the social sciences?"
  2. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; " a moderate degree of intelligence"; " a high level of care is required"; " it is all a matter of degree"
  3. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; " The building was levelled"
  4. make level or straight; " level the ground"
  5. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; " what level is the office on?"
  6. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; " lumber of the highest grade"
  7. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; " park the car on the level"
  8. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; " a good actor communicates on several levels"; " a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; " the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
  9. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
  10. height above ground; " the water reached ankle level"; " the pictures were at the same level"
  11. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; " a flat desk"; " acres of level farmland"; " a plane surface"
  12. being on a precise horizontal plane; " a billiard table must be level"
  13. become level or even; " The ground levelled off"
  14. not showing abrupt variations; " spoke in a level voice"; " she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
  15. talk frankly with; lay it on the line; " I have to level with you"
  16. direct into a position for use; " point a gun"; " He charged his weapon at me"
  17. aim at; " level criticism or charges at somebody"
  18. of the score in a contest; " the score is tied"
  19. oriented at right angles to the plumb; " the picture is level"
  20. A line or surface to which, at every point, a vertical or plumb line is perpendicular; a line or surface which is everywhere parallel to the surface of still water; -- this is the true level, and is a curve or surface in which all points are equally distant from the center of the earth, or rather would be so if the earth were an exact sphere.
  21. An approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea.
  22. Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.
  23. A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.
  24. An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.
  25. A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.
  26. A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.
  27. Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.
  28. Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
  29. Straightforward; direct; clear; open.
  30. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [ Colloq.]
  31. Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
  32. To make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level line or surface; hence, to make flat or even; as, to level a road, a walk, or a garden.
  33. To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
  34. To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
  35. Figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men.
  36. To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
  37. To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.
  38. To aim a gun, spear, etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct line with the mark; fig., to direct the eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object.
  39. A horizontal line or plane; that is, a straight line or a plane which is tangent to a true level at a given point and hence parallel to the horizon at that point; - this is the apparent level at the given point.
  40. Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance; - followed by with, sometimes by to.
  41. A horizontal surface or line; surface without inequalities; equality of height; as, this position is on a level with that; position reckoned in terms of height; as, at this level the air is rare; an instrument used in surveying.
  42. Even; horizontal; smooth; steady; equal to something else in importance.
  43. In a horizontal direction.
  44. To make even; free from inequalities; bring to the same plane; point in taking aim.
  45. Leveler, levelness.
  46. Leveled.
  47. Leveling.
  48. A horizontal line or surface: a surface without inequalities: proper position: usual elevation: state of equality: the line of direction: an instrument for showing the horizontal.
  49. Horizontal: even, smooth: even with anything else: in the same line or plane: equal in position or dignity.
  50. To make horizontal: to make flat or smooth: to make equal" to take aim:- pr. p. levelling; pa. pt. and pa. p. levelled.
  51. Horizontal line or surface, even surface, equality, instrument showing a horizontal plane.
  52. Horizontal, even, equal in elevation.
  53. To make level, to aim.
  54. To make level; aim; point.
  55. Having a flat, even surface; horizontal.
  56. A horizontal line, surface, plane, or position; an instrument for ascertaining a horizontal line.
  57. In a level line; direct; straight; steadily.
  58. Levelness.
  59. Leveler, leveller.
  60. Leveling, leveilling.
  61. Horizontal; even; flat; even with anything else of the same height; on the same line or plane; equal in rank or degree.
  62. A horizontal line or plane; a surface without inequalities; usual elevation; a state of equality; the line of direction; an instrument by which to find the horizontal.
  63. To make horizontal; to make even; to make flat or smooth; to make equal; to aim.
  64. To aim at; to be aimed.
  65. Even; flat; in the same line; horizontal; equal in rank or degree.
  66. A plane surface; a plain; state of equality; the usual height or elevation; a carpenter's or mason's instr.
  67. To make even; to lay flat; to bring to an equality; to point in taking aim; to aim, as a gun; to direct to an end; to aim at.
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Antonyms for level

wet, awry, jagged, fried, slantwise, potted, tight, Hammered, edged, unstable, tense, scraggly, perturbed, Pocky, sottish, oiled, sloped, wavy, profound, irregular, rear, pebbly, hopped-up, jumpy, bumpy, unequal, tipsy, hilly, flustered, disturbed, Honed, unstrung, broken, slanted, bottomless, anxious, rough, bothered, sharp, blasted, abrupt, unsteady, wasted, squiffed, inebriate, ripped, agitated, blitzed, stewed, listing, rolling, sharpened, Tipping, jittery, lumpy, loaded, uneasy, craggy, off-kilter, scraggy, nosebleed, upset, high-strung, sloping, perpendicular, bombed, lit up, cutting, descend, cock-a-hoop, skewed, smashed, put up, atilt, rugged, elevated, airy, uptight, soused, sozzled, sloshed, make up, confect, tanked, oblique, coarse, lopsided, crooked, unquiet, unhinged, leaning, tiddly, graded, cockeyed, steep, Gassed, upend, inclined, stinking, pockmarked, skittish, wiped out, sheer, raise, inexact, discomposed, looped, unbalanced, set up, blotto, fabricate, juiced, bold, vertical, stoned, unglued, blind, pickled, pitted, unaligned, Undulating, trenchant, crazy, unsettled, spaced-out, construct, ground, Tilting, Stropped, warped, ragged, boozy, besotted, keen, canted, uneven, canned, Whetted, assemble, precipitous, roughened, inebriated, intoxicated, edgy, restless, plastered, slanting, askew, zonked-out, zonked, cant, distressed, make, Raked, tilted, erect, stiff, deep, Undulatory, abysmal, crocked, unsmoothed, aslant, diagonal, strung-out, nervous, worried.

Quotes of level

  1. The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop
  2. It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity. – Peter Bart
  3. When you arrive at a certain level it's very easy to say yes: that is the moment to learn to say no. – Jose Carreras
  4. For someone who's had the level of success I've had, there's been very little critical review of my work, which is pretty fascinating. – Billy Corgan
  5. When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start. – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  6. When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway? – Henry Flynt
  7. Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary. – Anna Friel
  8. At an everyday level I would reckon myself more than fortunate. – Peter Garrett
  9. If you feel you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you. – Robert F. Goheen
  10. The other thing I knew I had was a high level of competitiveness. – Mike Krzyzewski
  11. I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. – Joshua Leonard
  12. We have 1. 8 million Americans behind bars today at Local, State and Federal level In the federal system, which has doubled in the last ten years, over 110, 000 people behind bars in the Federal system, probably two -thirds are there for drug related reason. – Barry McCaffrey
  13. I grew up in Texas, but that was 20 years ago. Last year, in Fort Worth, they had hail the size of softballs. We're seeing more and more powerful storms, of all types, almost on a biblical level – Bill Paxton
  14. Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life. – Luigi Pirandello
  15. I was really excited to get to shave my head- it's something I'd wanted to do for a while and now I had a good excuse. It was nice to shed that level of vanity. – Natalie Portman

Usage examples for level

  1. This is the only thing about Gerrmany that's on the level hey?" – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  2. But when he does finally find his level it will not be a very low one. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  3. He lifted level dark eyebrows, smiling faintly. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  4. " There's a likely spot, a safe distance away and apparently level almost on the shore. – The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  5. Here he found himself a good deal below the level of the car. – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  6. " Yes," she said in a level voice, " I shall grow old here, and here I shall be buried." – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  7. Winthrop glanced out across the great, level plain, and his face grew set. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  8. He ain't on the level – Pardners by Rex Beach
  9. " I am much obliged to you for coming," he began in a level almost business- like tone, but without looking up. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. She let a smile grow, let her glance become as level and as straight as his own. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  11. So they reached the level again, and went towards the fair ground, now only a short distance off. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  12. We were quite surprised to find that in this case our defectives were at the level normal for eleven years. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. Why can't we have pick- up games, so as to get level sides. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  14. The little prophet's head as he stood, did not reach the level of the draper's as he sat, but at this Drew dropped his head on his hands upon the table, as if bowed down by a weight of thought and feeling and worship. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  15. He was for some minutes searching for it, and then he found it- it had rolled into the hollow of a large letter on one of the level grave- stones. – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  16. He reached the level and entered the town. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  17. But how do you get it up to this level – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  18. Ala, my dog Boko, do not catch deer unless it is in a level field." – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  19. They looked into each other's eyes, which were almost on a level so tall was she. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson

Rhymes for level