Complete Definition of "level"

see|levél
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Pronunciation
IPA|ËlÉvÉl
audio|en-us-level.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉvÉl

Adjective
en-adj

  1. The same height at all places; parallel to the ground.

#:This table isn't quite level; see how this marble rolls off it?

  1. At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.

#:''We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.

  1. Being unvaried.

#:His pulse has been level for 12 hours.

  1. Being sensible.

#:He kept a level head under stress.

Antonyms
unbalanced
uneven
tilted

Derived terms
level playing field

Related terms
square

Translations
trans-top|the same height at all places
Danish: jævn, plan, vandret
Dutch: vlak
German: eben, Niveau
Italian: piano, orizzontale
trans-mid
Norwegian: vatret
Polish: poziomy
Portuguese: nivelado, plano
Russian: ÑовнÑй (róvnyj)
Swedish: vågrät
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trans-top|at the same height as some reference
Danish: i vater med
German: gleiche höhe wie, gleiches Niveau, Stufe
Italian: livellato
trans-mid
Norwegian: vatret
Portuguese: nivelado
Swedish: jämnhöjd
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trans-top|being unvaried
Danish: jævn, ensformig
Dutch: constant
German: Konstant
Italian: costante, uniforme
trans-mid
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trans-top|being sensible
Danish: nøgtern, sindig
Italian: a posto (adv.), equilibrato, calmo
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ttbc|Bosnian: ravan m
ttbc|Chinese: 平實, å¹³å®
ttbc|Dutch: niveau- (a prefix rather than an adjective)
ttbc|French: niveau
m/f''
ttbc|Japanese: æ°´å¹³ãª
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ttbc|Korean: ìí (sup'yeong)
ttbc|Serbian:
:Cyrillic: Ñаван m
:Latin: ravan m
ttbc|Spanish: llano m, llana f
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.


#: Hand me the level so I can tell if this is correctly installed.

  1. A distance relative to a given reference elevation.

#: By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.

  1. degree|Degree or amount.

#: The sound level is much too high; this hurts my ears.
#: We've reached a new level of success.

  1. context|gaming One of several discrete segments of a game generally increasing in difficulty. Often numbered. Often, each level occupies different physical space (although levels are not always vertically stacked).

#:It took me weeks to get to level seven.
#:Watch out for the next level; the bad guys there are really overpowered.

  1. context|gaming A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.

#:My half-orc barbarian reached fifth level before he was squashed by a troll.

  1. A floor of a multi-storey building.

#:Take the elevator and get off at the promenade level.

Derived terms
bonus level
on the level
spirit level
split level
to the next level

Translations
trans-top|a tool for finding whether a surface is level
Danish: vaterpas n, nivelleringsinstrument n
Dutch: waterpas
German: Wasserwaage
Italian: livella f
trans-mid
Norwegian: vater n
Polish: poziomica f
Portuguese: nível m
Russian: ÑÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (úrov'en') m, ваÑеÑÐ¿Ð°Ñ (vaterpás) m
Swedish: vattenpass
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trans-top|a distance relative to a given reference elevation
Danish: niveau n, højde c
Dutch: niveau n, hoogte
German: Niveau
Italian: livello m
trans-mid
Norwegian: nivå n
Portuguese: nível m
Russian: ÑÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (úrov'en') m
Swedish: nivå
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trans-top|degree or amount
Czech: úroveŠf
Danish: niveau n
Greek: εÏίÏεδο n
Italian: livello m
trans-mid
Norwegian: nivå n
Polish: poziom m
Portuguese: nível m
Russian: ÑÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (úrov'en') m, ÑÑÐµÐ¿ÐµÐ½Ñ (st'ép'en') f
Spanish: nivel m
Swedish: nivå
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trans-top|one of several discrete segments of a game (gaming)
Czech: úroveŠf
Danish: niveau n
Dutch: niveau n
German: Level
Italian: livello m
trans-mid
Norwegian: nivå n
Polish: poziom m
Portuguese: fase f, nível m
Russian: ÑÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (úrov'en') m, ÑÑап (etáp) m
Swedish: nivå
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trans-top|a character's experience and power (gaming)
Czech: úroveŠf
Danish: niveau n
German: Stufe
Italian: livello m
trans-mid
Swedish: nivå
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trans-top|a floor of a multi-storey building
Czech: podlaží n
Danish: etage, plan
Dutch: etage, verdieping
German: Etage
Italian: piano m, livello m
trans-mid
Swedish: våning
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ttbc|Bosnian: libela f (1), nivo m (2, 3, 4), stepen m (2, 3, 4)
ttbc|Chinese: æ°´å¹³
ttbc|French: niveau m
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ttbc|Japanese: æ°´æº, ã¬ãã«
ttbc|Korean: ìì¤ (sujun)
ttbc|Serbian:
:Cyrillic: либела f (1), ниво m (2, 3, 4), ÑÑепен m (2, 3, 4)
:Latin: libela f (1), nivo m (2, 3, 4), stepen m (2, 3, 4)
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Verb
en-verb
;or
en-verb|levell|ing

  1. To adjust so as to make level.

#: You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.

  1. To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.

#: The hurricane leveled the forest.

  1. context|gaming To progress to the next level.

#: I levelled after defeating the dragon.

  1. To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).

#: He levelled an accusation of fraud.

  1. italbrac|US or obsolete To levy.

#* 2007, Mary Jacoby, EU investigators endorse charges against Intel, Wall Street Journal Europe (17 Jan 07, p. 32, col 5),
#*: Ultimately, Ms. Kroes [European Union Antitrust Commissioner] could level a fine and order Intel to change its business practices.

Translations
trans-top|To adjust so as to make level
Danish: nivellere, jævne
German: ebnen
Italian: livellare
trans-mid
Russian: ÑавнÑÑÑ (ravn'át'), вÑÑавниваÑÑ/вÑÑовнÑÑÑ (vyr'ávnivat'/výrovn'at')
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trans-top|To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze
Danish: planere
Dutch: egaliseren
German: ebnen
Italian: spianare, demolire, radere al suolo
trans-mid
Russian: ÑÑовнÑÑÑ Ñ Ð·ÐµÐ¼Ð»Ñй (srovn'át' s z'eml'ój) /to make level with earth/
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trans-top|To progress to the next level
German: empor steigen
Italian: salire di livello, passare (or salire) al livello successivo
trans-mid
Russian: полÑÑиÑÑ ÑÑÐ¾Ð²ÐµÐ½Ñ (poluÄít' úrov'en') /to get a level/
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trans-top|To aim or direct
Italian: puntare, spianare (a weapon); lanciare, rivolgere, scagliare (a stare, an accusation, etc.)
trans-mid
Portuguese: t|pt|direcionar
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Derived terms
level out
level up
level with someone

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