- a lateral pass
- to the side
- One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor. Especially:
(a) One who goes first.
(b) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
(c) (music) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
(d) (nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
(e) (engineering) (obsolete) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery. (G. Francis)
(f) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
(g) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
- He forgot to pull in his leaders, and they gallop away with him at times. - Hare?
(h) (context, fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
((i)context, fishing) A section of line between the main fly line and the snell, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
(j) (Mining): A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
(a) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
- The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
(b) (plural):. a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.
(film) A piece of blank film at the beginning of a movie to allow the film to be threaded in the projector.
- A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
verb ;or Hand me the so I can tell if this is correctly installed.
- A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the of the old basement floor. The sound is much too high; this hurts my ears.
- degree, Degree or amount.
We've reached a new of success.
It took me weeks to get to seven.
(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).
Watch out for the next ; the bad guys there are really overpowered.
(context, gaming) A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.
My half-orc barbarian reached fifth before he was squashed by a troll.
Take the elevator and get off at the promenade .
- A floor of a multi-storey building.
- To adjust so as to make level.
You can the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
- To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
The hurricane leveled the forest.
(context, gaming) To progress to the next level.
I levelled after defeating the dragon.
- To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
He levelled an accusation of fraud.
(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 a fine and order Intel to change its business practices.
- The same height at all places; parallel to the ground.
This table isn't quite ; see how this marble rolls off it?
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 with the dark line in the wallpaper.
- Being unvaried.
His pulse has been for 12 hours.
He kept a head under stress.
- Being sensible.
- Mechanical device for vertically transporting goods or people between floors in a building; an elevator.
verb Take the to the fourth floor.
- The act of transporting someone in a vehicle; a ride; a trip.
He gave me a to the bus station.
- An upward force, such as the force that keeps aircraft aloft.
- to raise
(slang) to steal
- A low-grade, brownish-black coal
(obsolete) A way or path; a road.
- A loadstone.
- A vein of metallic ore that lies within definite boundaries, or within a fissure.
(context, by extension) A rich source of supply.