What is the meaning of level?


  • A position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality.
    • usage: "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
  • A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
    • usage: "lumber of the highest grade"
  • A specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process.
    • usage: "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences"
  • Height above ground.
    • usage: "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
  • 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.
    • usage: "park the car on the level"
  • An abstract place usually conceived as having depth.
    • usage: "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
  • A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale.
    • usage: "what level is the office on"


  • Aim at.
    • usage: "level criticism or charges at somebody"
  • Tear down so as to make flat with the ground.
    • usage: "The building was levelled"
  • Make level or straight.
    • usage: "level the ground"
  • Direct into a position for use.
    • usage: "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  • Talk frankly with; lay it on the line.
    • usage: "I have to level with you"
  • Become level or even.
    • usage: "The ground levelled off"


  • Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another.
    • usage: "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
  • Not showing abrupt variations."spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look- Louis Auchincloss
  • Being on a precise horizontal plane.
    • usage: "a billiard table must be level"
  • Oriented at right angles to the plumb.
    • usage: "the picture is level"
  • Of the score in a contest.
    • usage: "the score is tied"
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