a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
become level or even
indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
height above ground
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
not showing abrupt variations
direct into a position for use
talk frankly with; lay it on the line
tear down so as to make flat with the ground
make level or straight
of the score in a contest
having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
oriented at right angles to the plumb
being on a precise horizontal plane
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;
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;
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.
Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.
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.
An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.
A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.
A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.
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.
Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance;
Straightforward; direct; clear; open.
Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [colloq.]
Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
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.
To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
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.
To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.
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.