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level

lev·el

level

 
 
pronunciation:
le vl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a flat, even surface.
The ground here is level and easy to walk on.
synonyms:
even, flat, plane, smooth
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
flush, straight
definition 2: being on a line with the horizon or parallel to the ground.
The marbles rolled to the floor because the table was not level.
synonyms:
flat, horizontal
similar words:
even, plane
definition 3: being of the same height or position as another.
My eyes were just level with the bottom of the window.
synonyms:
equal, even, same
similar words:
alike, identical
definition 4: calm, even, and steady.
He is very level and does not anger easily.
synonyms:
calm, cool, even, steady
similar words:
neutral, serene, tranquil
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: position in height, stage, or rank.
People have different levels of ability at math.The level of the water in the river was high after the flood.
synonyms:
class, degree, grade, position, rank, stage, standing, status
similar words:
jump, notch, par, scale, standard, station
definition 2: a flat surface.
We took the elevator to the top level of the building.
synonyms:
flat, plane
antonyms:
slope
similar words:
plain, story
definition 3: a tool used by carpenters to see if a surface is parallel to the ground.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: leveled, leveling, levels
definition 1: to make flat or even.
The bulldozer leveled the bumpy ground.
synonyms:
even, flatten, grade, smooth
similar words:
homogenize, lay, plane
definition 2: to tear down or destroy.
The bombs leveled the town during the war.
synonyms:
demolish, destroy, tear down, wreck
similar words:
devastate, fell, flatten, ruin, topple
definition 3: to aim or direct.
He leveled his rifle at the deer.She leveled her eyes at me.
synonyms:
aim, direct, point
similar words:
cast, focus
derivations: levelly (adv.), levelness (n.)
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