What is the meaning of level?


  • (n.) degree, grade, level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality) "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
  • (n.) grade, level, tier (a relative position or degree of value in a graded group) "lumber of the highest grade"
  • (n.) degree, level, stage, point (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"
  • (n.) level (height above ground) "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
  • (n.) level, spirit level (indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid)
  • (n.) horizontal surface, level (a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line) "park the car on the level"
  • (n.) level, layer, stratum (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"
  • (n.) floor, level, storey, story (a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale) "what level is the office on"


  • (v.) level (aim at) "level criticism or charges at somebody"
  • (v.) level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down (tear down so as to make flat with the ground) "The building was levelled"
  • (v.) flush, level, even out, even (make level or straight) "level the ground"
  • (v.) charge, level, point (direct into a position for use) "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
  • (v.) level (talk frankly with; lay it on the line) "I have to level with you"
  • (v.) level, level off (become level or even) "The ground levelled off"


  • (adj.) flat, level, plane (having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another) "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
  • (adj.) level, unwavering (not showing abrupt variations) "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look- Louis Auchincloss
  • (adj.) level (being on a precise horizontal plane) "a billiard table must be level"
  • (adj.) level (oriented at right angles to the plumb) "the picture is level"
  • (adj.) tied, even, level (of the score in a contest) "the score is tied"
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