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level

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈlev.əl/

level noun [C] (HEIGHT)

B2 the height of something: The water level in the lake is much higher after heavy rain.B2 the amount or number of something: Inflation is going to rise two percent from its present level. Chess requires a very high level of concentration. There is some danger of low level (= a continuing small amount of) radiation.
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level noun [C] (ABILITY)

A2 someone's ability compared to other people: a class for advanced level students Students at this level require a lot of help. The exam can be taken at three levels.
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level noun [C] (FLOOR)

a floor in a large building: The library has three levels, with a conference centre at ground level. The exhibition is on level three of the building.
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level noun [C] (RANK)

C1 a position within a system in which people are arranged according to their importance: These are subjects for discussion at management level.at local/national level relating to a particular area of the country/the whole of the country: These sorts of policies are made at local level.
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level noun [C] (TOOL)

US (UK spirit level) a tool that contains a tube of liquid with an air bubble in it, used to show if a surface is level

level

adjective uk   us   /ˈlev.əl/

level adjective (AT SAME HEIGHT)

[after verb] at the same height: The top of the tree is level with his bedroom window.
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level adjective (FLAT)

B2 flat or horizontal: Make sure the camera is level before you take the picture. Before I bang the nails in, would you say this picture was level?level spoonful/cupful an amount of a liquid or substance that fills a spoon/cup but does not go above the edges, used as a measure in cooking
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level adjective (EQUAL)

having the same value, amount, number of points, etc.: Pieretti would have to win the next three stages in order to draw level with (= reach the same position as) Le Sage in the Tour de France.mainly UK The unions are fighting to keep wages level (US usually even) with inflation.

level adjective (CONTROLLED)

[before noun] If you speak in a level voice or give someone a level look, you do it in a calm and controlled way: In a level voice, he ordered the soldiers to aim and fire.
levelly
adverb uk   us   /-i/
He looked levelly (= calmly and without excitement) across at me.

level

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈlev.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)

level verb [T] (MAKE FLAT)

to make a surface flat: Level the wet cement before it sets.

level verb [T] (DESTROY)

to completely destroy a building or area: The bombing levelled the village.
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