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level

adjective  /ˈlev·əl/ us  

level adjective (HORIZONTAL)

(of a surface) not rising or falling or higher on one side, but even in all directions; horizontal or flat: The table wobbles because the floor is not level. Something that is level with something else is at the same height: The top of the tree is level with his bedroom window. A level spoon or cup is filled with something just to the top edge. If you speak in a level voice, you speak in a calm and controlled way.

level

noun  /ˈlev·əl/ us  

level noun (POSITION)

[C/U] a particular position, degree, or amount of something, esp. compared with other possible positions, degrees, or amounts: [C] The water level in the lake is higher after a heavy rain. [U] The big debate is whether more decisions should be made at the local level or at the national level. [C] He achieved a high level of skill as an interpreter. [U] We publish a dictionary for intermediate level students. [C/U] A level is also one of several floors at different heights in a building: [C] The reception area is on the ground level.

level noun (HORIZONTAL)

[C] a tool containing a tube of liquid with an air bubble in it, which shows whether a surface is horizontal by the position of the bubble

level

verb [T]  /ˈlev·əl/ us  

level verb [T] (AIM)

to aim or direct something at someone or something: Soldiers leveled their weapons. Criticism of the program was leveled by a number of politicians.

level verb [T] (HORIZONTAL)

to make something level: We had to level the backyard before putting up the pool. To level buildings or other structures is to destroy them by causing them to fall down: Her grandfather survived the 1906 earthquake that leveled San Francisco.
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