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  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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make level or straight; "level the ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. become level or even; "The ground levelled off" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. talk frankly with; lay it on the line; "I have to level with you" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. of the score in a contest; "the score is tied" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. oriented at right angles to the plumb; "the picture is level" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Straightforward; direct; clear; open. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.] Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Even; horizontal; smooth; steady; equal to something else in importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. In a horizontal direction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To make even; free from inequalities; bring to the same plane; point in taking aim. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. Leveler, levelness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Leveled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Leveling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. Horizontal: even, smooth: even with anything else: in the same line or plane: equal in position or dignity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. To make horizontal: to make flat or smooth: to make equal" to take aim:-pr.p. levelling; pa.pt. and pa.p. levelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  51. Horizontal line or surface, even surface, equality, instrument showing a horizontal plane. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. Horizontal, even, equal in elevation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  53. To make level, to aim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  54. To make level; aim; point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. Having a flat, even surface; horizontal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. A horizontal line, surface, plane, or position; an instrument for ascertaining a horizontal line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. In a level line; direct; straight; steadily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Levelness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Leveler, leveller. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Leveling, leveilling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Horizontal; even; flat; even with anything else of the same height; on the same line or plane; equal in rank or degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To make horizontal; to make even; to make flat or smooth; to make equal; to aim. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. To aim at; to be aimed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  65. Even; flat; in the same line; horizontal; equal in rank or degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  66. A plane surface; a plain; state of equality; the usual height or elevation; a carpenter's or mason's instr. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  68. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  69. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  70. 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. dictgcide_fs
  71. 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. dictgcide_fs
  72. 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. dictgcide_fs
  73. 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; as, he leveled a gun at the bandit and fired. dictgcide_fs
  74. lev'el, n. 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.--adj. horizontal: even, smooth: even with anything else: uniform: well-balanced, sound of judgment: in the same line or plane: equal in position or dignity.--v.t. to make horizontal: to make flat or smooth: to make equal: to take aim:--pr.p. lev'elling; pa.t. and pa.p. lev'elled.--ns. LEV'EL-CROSS'ING, or GRADE'-CROSS'ING, a place at which a common road crosses a railway at the same level; LEV'ELLER, one who levels or makes equal, esp. one of an ultra-republican and revolutionary sect or party which grew up in the parliamentary army in 1647, crushed by Cromwell in 1649; LEV'ELLING, the act of making uneven surfaces level: the process of finding the differences in level between different points on the surface of the earth by means of a LEVELLING INSTRUMENT, consisting of a telescope carrying a parallel and sensitive spirit-level, adjustable by means of screws; LEV'ELLING-ROD, -STAFF, an instrument used in levelling, in conjunction with a levelling instrument, or with a spirit-level and a telescope.--adv. LEV'ELLY, evenly.--n. LEV'ELNESS, state of being level, even, or equal.--LEVEL DOWN or UP, to lower or raise to the same level or status; DO ONE'S LEVEL BEST (coll.) to do one's utmost. [O. Fr. livel, liveau (Fr. niveau)--L. libella, a plummet, dim. of libra, a balance.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  75. Instrument giving line parallel to plane of horizon for testing whether things are horizontal; horizontal line or plane (on a l. with, in same horizontal plane as; find one\'s l., reach right place with regard to others; water finds its l., its surface in communicating receptacles will beat same l. unless they have no common l.); plane or standard in social, moral, or intellectual matters; more or less l. surface; flat country. (Adj.) horizontal, perpendicular to the plumbline; on a l. or equality (with or abs.; l. race, in which leading competitors are close together; l. crossing); even, equable, uniform, well-balanced, in quality, style, temper, judgment, &c. (do one\'s l. best, not be remiss, take all possible pains); hence Concise Oxford Dictionary
  76. l.-headed, of well-balanced mind. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  77. [L.] An instrument for finding a horizontal line. A Carpenter's or Mason's L. consists of two pieces set square; one of them is made vertical by a plumb-line, and then the other is horizontal. A Spirit-L. consists of a glass tube sensibly straight, but in reality slightly bent, so that if produced it would form a ring of very large radius. It is nearly filled with spirits of wine, only a bubble being left; when it is held in such a position that the ends of the bubble are equally distant from the middle point, the tube-or more strictly a tangent to the axis of the tube at its middle point- is exactly horizontal. A Surveyor's L. consists of a spirit-level attached to a telescope in such a way that the tangent aforesaid is parallel to the axis of the telescope; the whole is capable of being mounted on a tripod stand. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  78. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A line or plane which is everywhere parallel to the horizon;— a smooth or even line, plane, or surface;— equal elevation with something else; a state of equality;— degree of energy, intensity, or attainment; rate; standard;— fixed or quiet condition; a position of rest;— rule; plan; scheme;— line of direction in which a missile weapon is aimed;— a horizontal gallery excavated in a mine at different depths;— an instrument to find or draw a true horizontal line, and thence to determine I and adjust the relative heights or positions of adjacent surfaces or bodies. Cabinet Dictionary

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