A level field.
Advised the suspect to level with the authorities.
- To make perfectly horizontal by means of a level.
- To make flat and even.
- To equalize in height, rank, quality, etc.
- To make even in tone, color, pitch, etc.
Levels of income.
A level countertop.
An example of level is reading level, which is an accepted standard at which children should be able to read based on how old they are.
An example of level is sea level, which is the starting elevation from which other land measurements are based.
Hand me the level so I can tell if this is correctly installed.
An example of level is when you smooth wet concrete so it will lie flat.
An example of level is when you give someone the bad news truthfully.
An example of level is when you give criticism to someone and tell him he is a poor worker.
An example of level is smooth pavement in an area with no hills.
An example of level is a large flat field.
An example of level is bending down to get to a child's height so you can be at the same eye level.
An example of level is a price that doesn't go up or down.
An example of level is a car that is at the same height as your car.
I finally found my own level in the business world.
A platform at knee level.
Spoke in a level tone.
Came to a level appraisal of the situation; keeps a level head in an emergency.
A level tablespoon of the medicine.
To keep the tops of pictures on a level.
Water seeks its level.
A level teaspoonful.
The storm leveled one section of town.
We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.
His pulse has been level for 12 hours.
A level head; a level understanding.
By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.
It took me weeks to get to level seven. Watch out for the next level; the bad guys there are really overpowered.
You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
I levelled after defeating the dragon.
He levelled an accusation of fraud at the directors.
The hunter levels the gun before taking a shot.
To level all the ranks and conditions of men.
To level remarks to the capacity of children.
- The best one can do in an earnest attempt:I did my level best in math class.
- Without deception; honest.
- to reach one's (or its) proper or natural place according to one's (or its) qualities, capacity, etc.
- to make flat and even
- to become horizontal, as an airplane in flight
- to become stable or constant
- the best one can do
- honest(ly) and fair(ly)
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of level
- Middle English an instrument to check that a surface is horizontal from Old French livel from Vulgar Latin lībellum from Latin lībella diminutive of lībra balance
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition