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lev·el

 (lĕv′əl)
n.
1.
a. Relative position or rank on a scale: the local level of government; studying at the graduate level.
b. A relative degree, as of achievement, intensity, or concentration: an unsafe level of toxicity; a high level of frustration.
2. A natural or proper position, place, or stage: I finally found my own level in the business world.
3. Position along a vertical axis; height or depth: a platform at knee level.
4.
a. A horizontal line or plane at right angles to the plumb.
b. The position or height of such a line or plane.
5. A flat, horizontal surface.
6. A land area of uniform elevation.
7.
a. An instrument for ascertaining whether a surface is horizontal, vertical, or at a 45° angle, consisting essentially of an encased, liquid-filled tube containing an air bubble that moves to a center window when the instrument is set on an even plane. Also called spirit level.
b. Such a device combined with a telescope and used in surveying.
c. A computation of the difference in elevation between two points by using such a device.
adj.
1. Having a flat, smooth surface: a level countertop.
2. Being on a horizontal plane: a level field.
3.
a. Being at the same height or position as another; even.
b. Being at the same degree of rank, standing, or advantage as another; equal.
c. Being or relating to a specified rank or standing. Often used in combination: a lower-level administrator.
4. Exhibiting no abrupt variations; steady: spoke in a level tone.
5. Rational and balanced; sensible: came to a level appraisal of the situation; keeps a level head in an emergency.
6. Filled evenly to the top: a level tablespoon of the medicine.
v. lev·eled, lev·el·ing, lev·els or lev·elled or lev·el·ling
v.tr.
1.
a. To make horizontal, flat, or even: leveled the driveway with a roller; leveled off the hedges with the clippers.
b. To place on the same rank; equalize.
2.
a. To tear down (a building, for example); raze.
b. To knock down, as with a blow; lay low: leveled the opponent with an uppercut.
3.
a. To aim along a horizontal plane: leveled the gun at the target.
b. To direct emphatically or forcefully toward someone: leveled charges of dishonesty. See Synonyms at aim.
4. To measure the different elevations of (a tract of land) with a level.
v.intr.
1. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
2. To aim a weapon horizontally.
3. Informal To be frank and open: advised the suspect to level with the authorities.
adv.
Along a flat or even line or plane.
Phrasal Verb:
level off
1. To move toward stability or consistency: Prices leveled off.
2. To maneuver an aircraft into a flight attitude that is parallel to the surface of the earth after gaining or losing altitude.
Idioms:
(one's) level best
The best one can do in an earnest attempt: I did my level best in math class.
on the level Informal
Without deception; honest.

[Middle English, an instrument to check that a surface is horizontal, from Old French livel, from Vulgar Latin *lībellum, from Latin lībella, diminutive of lībra, balance.]

lev′el·ly adv.
lev′el·ness n.
Synonyms: level, flat1, even1, plane1, smooth, flush1
These adjectives describe surfaces without elevations or depressions. Level implies being parallel with the line of the horizon: acres of level farmland. Flat applies to surfaces without curves, protuberances, or indentations: a flat rock. Even refers to flat surfaces in which no part is higher or lower than another: the even surface of the mirror. Plane is a mathematical term referring to a surface containing all the straight lines connecting any two points on it: a plane figure. Smooth describes a surface on which the absence of irregularities can be established by sight or touch: smooth marble. Flush applies to a surface that is on an exact level with an adjoining one: a door that is flush with the wall. See Also Synonyms at aim.

level

(ˈlɛvəl)
adj
1. on a horizontal plane
2. having a surface of completely equal height
3. being of the same height as something else
4. (Cookery) (of quantities to be measured, as in recipes) even with the top of the cup, spoon, etc
5. equal to or even with (something or someone else)
6. not having or showing inconsistency or irregularities
7. Also: level-headed even-tempered; steady
vb, -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
8. (sometimes foll by: off) to make (a surface) horizontal, level, or even
9. to make (two or more people or things) equal, as in position or status
10. (tr) to raze to the ground
11. (tr) to knock (a person) down by or as if by a blow
12. (tr) to direct (a gaze, criticism, etc) emphatically at someone
13. informal (often foll by: with) to be straightforward and frank
14. (Aeronautics) (intr; foll by off or out) to manoeuvre an aircraft into a horizontal flight path after a dive, climb, or glide
15. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (often foll by at) to aim (a weapon) horizontally
16. (Surveying) surveying to determine the elevation of a section of (land), sighting through a levelling instrument to a staff at successive pairs or points
n
17. (Surveying) a horizontal datum line or plane
18. (Tools) a device, such as a spirit level, for determining whether a surface is horizontal
19. (Surveying) a surveying instrument consisting basically of a telescope with a spirit level attached, used for measuring relative heights of land. See Abney level, dumpy level
20. (Surveying) a reading of the difference in elevation of two points taken with such an instrument
21. position or status in a scale of values
22. amount or degree of progress; stage
23. a specified vertical position; altitude
24. a horizontal line or plane with respect to which measurement of elevation is based: sea level.
25. a flat even surface or area of land
26. (Mining & Quarrying) a horizontal passage or drift in a mine
27. (Geological Science) any of the successive layers of material that have been deposited with the passage of time to build up and raise the height of the land surface
28. (General Physics) physics the ratio of the magnitude of a physical quantity to an arbitrary magnitude: sound-pressure level.
29. do one's level best to make every possible effort; try one's utmost
30. find one's level to find one's most suitable place socially, professionally, etc
31. on a level on the same horizontal plane as another
32. on the level informal sincere, honest, or genuine
[C14: from Old French livel, from Vulgar Latin lībellum (unattested), from Latin lībella, diminutive of lībra scales]
ˈlevelly adv
ˈlevelness n

lev•el

(ˈlɛv əl)

adj., n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. adj.
1. having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.
2. being in a plane parallel to the plane of the horizon; horizontal.
3. equal, as in height, condition, status, or advancement.
4. even, equable, or uniform: to speak in a level voice.
5. filled to a height even with the rim of a container: a level teaspoon of salt.
6. mentally well-balanced; sensible; rational: to keep a level head in a crisis.
7. of or pertaining to a particular rank or involving members of such a rank (usu. used in combination): high-level discussions.
n.
8. the horizontal line or plane in which anything is situated, with regard to its elevation: a shelf built at eye level.
9. a position with respect to a given or specified height: The water rose to a level of 30 feet.
10. a position or plane in a graded scale of values: an average level of skill.
11. rank or status, as in a hierarchy: the top levels of government.
12. stratum or sphere: levels of meaning; elections on a local level.
13. an extent, measure, or degree of intensity, concentration, quantity, etc.: low levels of radiation; to increase levels of production.
14. a horizontal surface, as a floor in a building or other structure: the upper level of the bridge.
15. a device, as a spirit level, used for determining or adjusting something to a horizontal surface.
16.
a. a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level mounted on a frame with a telescopic sight, used for establishing a horizontal.
b. an observation made with this instrument.
17. an imaginary line or surface everywhere at right angles to the plumb line.
18. a horizontal position or condition.
19. a level or flat surface, as an extent of land approximately horizontal and unbroken by irregularities.
20. the interconnected horizontal mine workings at a particular elevation or depth: the 1500-foot level.
v.t.
21. to make (a surface) level, even, or flat; make horizontal.
22. to raise or lower to a particular level or position.
23. to bring (something) to the level of the ground: to level trees.
24. Informal. to knock down (a person).
25. to make equal, as in status or condition.
26. to make even or uniform, as coloring.
27. to aim or point (a weapon, criticism, etc.) at a mark or objective.
28. to find the relative elevation of different points in (land), as with a surveyor's level.
v.i.
29. to bring things or persons to a common level.
30. to aim a weapon, criticism, etc., at a mark or objective.
31. to speak truthfully and openly (often fol. by with).
32.
a. to take a level in surveying.
b. to use a leveling instrument.
33. level off,
a. (of an aircraft) to maintain a constant altitude after a climb or descent.
b. to become stable; reach a constant or limit.
c. to make even or smooth.
Idioms:
1. find one's (own) level, to attain a position or status that matches one's ability.
2. one's level best, one's very best; one's utmost.
3. on the level, honest; sincere; reliable.
[1300–50; Middle English, variant of livel < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *lībellum, for Latin lībella plummet line, level, diminutive of lībra balance, scales (see castle)]
lev′el•ly, adv.
lev′el•ness, n.

level

- Based on Latin libella, a diminutive of libra, "balance; scales."
See also related terms for scales.

level

A level is a point on a scale, for example a scale of amount or importance.

The noise levels were too high.
We now have a high level of unemployment.
These decisions are made well below the level of top management.

You say that something is at a particular level.

Mammals maintain their body temperature at a constant level.
Corruption is rampant at all levels of government.

level


Past participle: levelled
Gerund: levelling

Imperative
level
level
Present
I level
you level
he/she/it levels
we level
you level
they level
Preterite
I levelled
you levelled
he/she/it levelled
we levelled
you levelled
they levelled
Present Continuous
I am levelling
you are levelling
he/she/it is levelling
we are levelling
you are levelling
they are levelling
Present Perfect
I have levelled
you have levelled
he/she/it has levelled
we have levelled
you have levelled
they have levelled
Past Continuous
I was levelling
you were levelling
he/she/it was levelling
we were levelling
you were levelling
they were levelling
Past Perfect
I had levelled
you had levelled
he/she/it had levelled
we had levelled
you had levelled
they had levelled
Future
I will level
you will level
he/she/it will level
we will level
you will level
they will level
Future Perfect
I will have levelled
you will have levelled
he/she/it will have levelled
we will have levelled
you will have levelled
they will have levelled
Future Continuous
I will be levelling
you will be levelling
he/she/it will be levelling
we will be levelling
you will be levelling
they will be levelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been levelling
you have been levelling
he/she/it has been levelling
we have been levelling
you have been levelling
they have been levelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been levelling
you will have been levelling
he/she/it will have been levelling
we will have been levelling
you will have been levelling
they will have been levelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been levelling
you had been levelling
he/she/it had been levelling
we had been levelling
you had been levelling
they had been levelling
Conditional
I would level
you would level
he/she/it would level
we would level
you would level
they would level
Past Conditional
I would have levelled
you would have levelled
he/she/it would have levelled
we would have levelled
you would have levelled
they would have levelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.level - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or qualitylevel - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
caliber, calibre, quality - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense
grind - the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"
depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
highness - a high degree (of amount or force etc.); "responsible for the highness of the rates"
high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
lowness - a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.); "he took advantage of the lowness of interest rates"
extreme - the furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"
amplitude level - the level on a scale of amplitude
moderation, moderateness - quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
immoderateness, immoderation - the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
SPF, sun protection factor - the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun
2.level - a relative position or degree of value in a graded grouplevel - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"
biosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
A level - the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)
GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education, O level - the basic level of a subject taken in school
college level - the level of education that college students are assumed to have attained
3.level - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
ladder - ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress; "he climbed the career ladder"
acme, meridian, summit, tiptop, superlative, elevation, height, pinnacle, peak, top - the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
extent - the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"
resultant, end point - the final point in a process
standard of life, standard of living - a level of material comfort in terms of goods and services available to someone or some group; "they enjoyed the highest standard of living in the country"; "the lower the standard of living the easier it is to introduce an autocratic production system"
plane - a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"
state of the art - the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time; "the state of the art in space travel"
ultimacy, ultimateness - the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
quickening - the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
climax - the most severe stage of a disease
4.level - height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
altitude, height - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
5.level - indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
carpenter's level - a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it
indicator - a device for showing the operating condition of some system
mason's level - a level longer than a carpenter's level
surveyor's level - surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis; for measuring relative heights of land
6.level - a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level"
floor, flooring - the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
7.level - an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
place - an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
8.level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scalelevel - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
basement, cellar - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
first floor, ground floor, ground level - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
loft - floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
entresol, mezzanine floor, mezzanine - intermediate floor just above the ground floor
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Verb1.level - aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
2.level - tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
bulldoze - flatten with or as if with a bulldozer
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
erect, put up, set up, rear, raise - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
3.level - make level or straight; "level the ground"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
grade - level to the right gradient
strickle, strike - smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
strickle - level off with a strickle in a measuring container; "strickle sand"
4.level - direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
point - be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
5.level - talk frankly with; lay it on the line; "I have to level with you"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
6.level - become level or even; "The ground levelled off"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Adj.1.level - having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
2.level - not showing abrupt variationslevel - not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
3.level - being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level"
horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
4.level - oriented at right angles to the plumb; "the picture is level"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
5.level - of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"

level

noun
1. position, standard, degree, grade, standing, stage, rank, status in order according to their level of difficulty
2. height, altitude, elevation, vertical position The water came up to her chin and the bubbles were at eye level.
3. flat surface, plane, horizontal The horse showed good form on the level.
adjective
1. equal, in line, aligned, balanced, on a line, at the same height She knelt down so that their eyes were level.
2. horizontal, even, flat, plane, smooth, uniform, as flat as a pancake a plateau of level ground
horizontal uneven, tilted, vertical, slanted
3. calm, even, regular, stable, steady, unchanging, equable, even-tempered, unvarying He forced his voice to remain level.
4. even, tied, equal, drawn, neck and neck, all square, level pegging The teams were level at the end of extra time.
verb
1. equalize, balance, even up He got two goals to level the score.
2. destroy, devastate, wreck, demolish, flatten, knock down, pull down, tear down, bulldoze, raze, lay waste to Further tremors could level yet more buildings.
destroy build, raise, erect
3. direct, point, turn, train, aim, focus, beam The soldiers level guns at each other along the border.
4. flatten, plane, smooth, make flat, even off or out He'd been levelling off the ground before putting up the shed.
level with someone (Informal) be honest, be open, be frank, come clean (informal), be straightforward, be up front (slang), be above board, keep nothing back Levelling with you, I was in two minds before this happened.
on the level (Informal) honest, genuine, sincere, open, straight, fair, square, straightforward, up front (slang), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), above board There were moments where you wondered if anyone was on the level.

level

noun
One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale:
Informal: notch.
adjective
1. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
2. On the same plane or line:
verb
1. To make even, smooth, or level:
2. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
3. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
4. To make equal:
5. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
Translations
سَهْلطابِقمُتَعادلان، مُتَساويان، نَفْس المُسْتَوىمُسْتَوٍ، مُنْبَسِطمُسْتَوى
úroveňurovnatrovnývodováhavyrovnaný
niveauetagefladt landhøjdei samme højde
tasandtase
tasainentasovaakasuoravakaavatupassi
izjednačenrazina
azonos szinten levõazonos színvonalúcsapott evõkanálnyiolajszintrászegez
hæîhallamáljafnjafnajafna viî jörîu
水平水平の
같은정도
geležinkelio pervažagulsčiukaslygi vietalygislygmuo
izlīdzinātlīdzena virsmalīdzenslīdzenumslīmenis
poziompoziomapoziomepoziomicapoziomy
hladinarovinarovnako vysoký
izenačenravenstopnjavišinazravnan
nivåvågrätvåningvattenpassjämn
ระดับระดับเดียวกัน
düzeydüzlemekdüzlüke nişan almakeşitlemek
mức độngang bằng

level

[ˈlevl]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) (= not sloping) → nivelado; (= not uneven) → plano, llano
place on a level surface (= not sloping) → colocar en una superficie nivelada; (= not uneven) → colocar en una superficie plana or llana
a level spoonful (Culin) → una cucharada rasa
to compete on a level playing fieldcompetir en igualdad de condiciones
to do one's level best to do sthhacer todo lo posible para hacer algo
2. (= at same height, position) to be level (with sb) (in race) → estar or ir igualado (con algn); (in league, competition) → estar or ir empatado (con algn)
the teams were level at the end of extra timelos equipos estaban or iban empatados al terminar la prórroga
to be level (with sth) (= at same height) → estar a la misma altura (que algo)
to be level with the groundestar a ras del suelo
she knelt down so that their eyes were levelse agachó para que sus ojos estuvieran a la misma altura
to draw level with sth/sb (esp Brit) (gen, also in race) → alcanzar algo/a algn; (in league, competition) → empatar con algo/algn
3. (= steady) [voice, tone] → sereno; [gaze] → penetrante
she spoke in a level voicehabló con voz serena, habló sin alterar la voz
to keep a level headno perder la cabeza
B. N
1. (= amount, degree) → nivel m
we have the lowest level of inflation for some yearstenemos el nivel de inflación más bajo que hemos tenido en varios años
the exercises are graded according to their level of difficultylos ejercicios están ordenados por nivel or grado de dificultad
bankruptcies have reached record levelsel número de bancarrotas ha alcanzado cifras récord
level of unemploymentíndice m de paro
see also poverty B
2. (= height) → nivel m
the water reached a level of ten metresel agua alcanzó un nivel de diez metros
at eye levela la altura de los ojos
to be on a level with sth (lit) → estar al nivel or a la altura de algo
see also ground 1 D
see also sea B
3. (= floor) [of building] → piso m
4. (= rank, grade) → nivel m
talks at ministerial levelconversaciones fpl a nivel ministerial
at advanced/elementary levela nivel avanzado/elemental
at local/national/international levela nivel local/nacional/internacional
on one level (fig) → por un lado, de cierta manera
to be on a level with (fig) → estar a la altura de
some people put him on a level with von Karajanalgunos lo equiparan con or a von Karajan
to come down to sb's levelrebajarse al nivel de algn
see also high-level, low-level, top-level
5. (= flat place) → llano m
on the levelen superficie plana or llana
a car which can reach speeds of 300 miles per hour on the levelun coche que puede alcanzar velocidades de unas 300 millas por hora en superficie plana or llana
to be on the level [person] → ser de fiar, ser un tipo cabal
it's on the leveles un negocio serio or limpio
6. (also spirit level) → nivel m de burbuja
C. VT
1. (= make level) [+ ground, site] → nivelar, allanar
to level the playing-fieldigualar las condiciones
2. (= raze) [+ building, city] → arrasar
3. (Sport) (= equalize) [+ match, game] → igualar
to level the score(s)igualar el marcador
4. (= direct)
he has denied the charges levelled against himha negado las acusaciones que se han hecho en su contra
he has not responded to the criticism levelled at himno ha reaccionado ante las críticas que se le han dirigido
to level a gun at sbapuntar a or contra algn con una pistola
D. VI (esp US) I'll level with youte voy a hablar con franqueza, te voy a ser franco
you didn't level with meno has sido franco conmigo
E. CPD level crossing N (Brit) → paso m a nivel
level down VT + ADVnivelar (al nivel más bajo)
level off
A. VI + ADV [ground, road] → nivelarse; [prices, rate of growth] → estabilizarse; [aircraft] → tomar una trayectoria horizontal, nivelarse
B. VT + ADV (= make flat) → nivelar, allanar
level out
A. VI + ADV [road, ground] → nivelarse; [prices, rate of growth] → estabilizarse
B. VT + ADV (= make flat) → nivelar, allanar

level

[ˈlɛvəl]
n
(= degree) [inflation, investment] → niveau m; [support] → niveau m; [difficulty] → niveau m; [violence] → niveau m
cholesterol level → niveau de cholestérol
(= standard) [training, education, service] → niveau m
(= height) [river, lake, liquid] → niveau m
The level of the river is rising → Le niveau de la rivière monte.
at eye level → à hauteur d'œil, à hauteur d'yeux
He held the gun at waist level → Il tenait le pistolet à hauteur de taille.
(= flat place) → terrain m plat
on the level (lit)à l'horizontale (fig) (= honest) → régulier/ière
(also spirit level) → niveau m à bulle
adj
(= flat) [ground] → plat(e); [surface] → plan(e)
a plateau of fairly level ground → un plateau de terrain assez plat
A snooker table must be perfectly level → Un billard doit être parfaitement plan.
a level spoonful → une cuillerée rase
(at the same height)au même niveau
She knelt down so that their eyes were level → Elle s'agenouilla pour que leurs yeux soient au même niveau.
(in points, goals)à égalité
The teams were level at the end of extra time → Les deux équipes étaient à égalité à l'issue des prolongations.
to be level with [+ player, team] → être à égalité avec
to do one's level best → faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir
to do one's level best to do sth → faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour faire qch
adv
(= abreast) to draw level with [+ runner, car] → arriver à la hauteur de
(on points, goals) to draw level with [+ team] (in league table, during match)rejoindre
vt
(= make level) [+ surface, ground] → niveler
to level the score (SPORT)égaliser
(= knock down) [+ building] → abattre; [+ forest] → abattre
[+ gun] → pointer, braquer
[+ accusation] → formuler
to level criticism at sb → formuler des critiques à l'encontre de qn
He had been hurt by the criticism levelled at him by Barnes → Les critiques formulées à son encontre par Barnes l'avait blessé.
vi
(= draw level, level the score) → égaliser
to level with sb (= be honest) → mettre les choses à plat avec qn
level off
level out
vi [prices] → se stabiliser
vt sep [+ ground] → nivelerlevel crossing n (British)passage m à niveaulevel-headed [ˌlɛvəlˈhɛdɪd] adj [person] → pondéré(e)

level

adj
(= flat) ground, surface, flooreben; spoonfulgestrichen; try to keep the boat levelversuchen Sie, das Boot waagerecht zu halten; the glider maintained a level coursedas Segelflugzeug behielt die gleiche Flughöhe bei
(= at the same height)auf gleicher Höhe (with mit); (= parallel)parallel (with zu); the bedroom is level with the grounddas Schlafzimmer liegt ebenerdig or zu ebener Erde
(= equal)gleichauf; (fig)gleich gut; the two runners are absolutely or dead leveldie beiden Läufer liegen or sind genau auf gleicher Höhe; Jones was almost level with the winnerJones kam fast auf gleiche Höhe mit dem Sieger; the two teams are level in the leaguedie beiden Mannschaften haben den gleichen Tabellenstand; level raceKopf-an-Kopf-Rennen nt
(= steady) tone of voiceruhig; (= well-balanced)ausgeglichen; judgementabgewogen, ausgewogen; headkühl; to have/keep a level headeinen kühlen Kopf haben/bewahren
I’ll do my level best (Brit) → ich werde mein Möglichstes tun
adv level within Höhe (+gen); it should lie level with …es sollte gleich hoch sein wie …; the pipe runs level with the grounddas Rohr verläuft zu ebener Erde; (= parallel)das Rohr verläuft parallel zum Boden; they’re running absolutely levelsie laufen auf genau gleicher Höhe; the value of the shares stayed level for some timeder Wert der Aktien blieb für einige Zeit gleich; to draw level with somebodyjdn einholen, mit jdm gleichziehen; (in league etc) → punktgleich mit jdm sein; the two runners drew level on the last lapin der letzten Runde zogen die beiden Läufer gleich
n
(= instrument)Wasserwaage f
(= altitude)Höhe f; on a level (with)auf gleicher Höhe (mit); water always finds its own levelWasser kehrt immer in die Waagerechte zurück; at eye levelin Augenhöhe; the trees were very tall, almost at roof leveldie Bäume waren sehr hoch, sie reichten fast bis zum Dach; to be on a level with the roofin Dachhöhe sein
(= flat place)ebene Fläche, ebenes Stück
(= storey)Etage f, → Stockwerk nt; the house is on four levelsdas Haus hat vier Etagen
(= position on scale)Ebene f; (social, intellectual etc) → Niveau nt; they’re on a different levelsie haben ein unterschiedliches Niveau; to descend or come down to that levelauf ein so tiefes Niveau absinken; he expects everyone to come down to his leveler erwartet von jedem, dass er sich auf sein Niveau herabbegibt; she tried to go beyond her natural level of abilitysie versuchte, ihre natürlichen Grenzen zu überschreiten; to be on a level withauf gleichem Niveau sein wie; they are on a level as far as salaries are concernedsie bekommen das gleiche Gehalt; he tried to raise the level of the conversationer versuchte, der Unterhaltung etwas mehr Niveau zu geben; if profit stays at the same levelwenn sich der Gewinn auf dem gleichen Stand hält; the pound has been left to find its own levelder Pfundkurs wurde freigegeben, um seinen natürlichen Stand zu erreichen; the rising level of inflationdie steigende Inflationsrate; he maintains his high level of excellenceer hält sein äußerst hohes Niveau; a high level of intelligenceein hoher Intelligenzgrad; a high level of interestsehr großes Interesse; a high level of supportsehr viel Unterstützung; a high level of civilizationeine hohe Kulturstufe; the very high level of productiondas hohe Produktionsniveau; the higher levels of academic researchdie höheren Stufen der wissenschaftlichen Forschung; the talks were held at a very high leveldie Gespräche fanden auf hoher Ebene statt; a low level of salesein sehr geringer Absatz; he reduces everything to the commercial leveler reduziert alles auf eine rein kommerzielle Basis; on an intellectual levelauf intellektueller Ebene; on the moral levelaus moralischer Sicht; on a purely personal levelrein persönlich, auf rein persönlicher Ebene
(= amount, degree) a high level of hydrogenein hoher Wasserstoffanteil; the level of alcohol in the bloodder Alkoholspiegel im Blut; level of consciousnessBewusstseinsebene f; cholesterol levelCholesterinspiegel m; the level of violencedas Ausmaß der Gewalttätigkeit
it’s on the level (inf: = straightforward, honest) (business)es ist reell; (proposition)es ist ehrlich gemeint; I guess you’re on the leveldu bist wohl schon in Ordnung (inf); is he on the level?meint er es ehrlich?; to be on the level with somebodyjdm gegenüber ehrlich or aufrichtig sein
vt
ground, site etceinebnen, planieren; buildingabreißen; towndem Erdboden gleichmachen; to level something to the groundetw dem Erdboden gleichmachen
blowversetzen, verpassen (inf)(at sb jdm); weaponrichten (→ at auf +acc); accusationerheben (at gegen); remarkrichten (at gegen); criticismüben (→ at an +dat); to level a charge against somebodyAnklage gegen jdn erheben, jdn anklagen
(Sport) to level the matchden Ausgleich erzielen; to level the scoregleichziehen
vi (inf) to level with somebodyjdm keinen Quatsch or Scheiß erzählen (inf); I’ll level with youich werd ehrlich mit dir sein

level

:
level crossing
n (Brit) → (beschrankter) Bahnübergang
level-headed
adj personausgeglichen; attitudeausgewogen; reply, decisionausgewogen, überlegt

level

[ˈlɛvl]
1. adj
a. (flat, ground, surface) → piano/a, piatto/a; (shelf) → diritto/a, orizzontale
I'll do my level best (fam) → farò del mio meglio, farò tutto il possibile
a level spoonful (Culin) → un cucchiaio raso
b. (steady, voice, tone) → pacato/a; (gaze) → diretto/a, sicuro/a
to keep a level head → mantenere il sangue freddo or la calma
c. (equal) → alla pari
to be level with sb (in race, league, studies) → essere allo stesso livello di (in rank) → avere lo stesso grado di qn
to draw level with (team) → mettersi alla pari di (runner, car) → affiancarsi a
2. n
a.livello
above/at/below sea level → sotto il/sul/al livello del mare
talks at ministerial level → colloqui a livello ministeriale
to be on a level with → essere al livello di (fig) → essere allo stesso livello di
to come down to sb's level (fig) → scendere or abbassarsi al livello di qn
to find one's own level → trovare la giusta dimensione
on the level → piatto/a (fig) → onesto/a
he's on the level (fig) (fam) → è a posto
b. (also spirit level) → livella (a bolla d'aria)
c. (Brit) (Scol) A-levels diploma di studi superiori
O-levels (formerly) esame che si sosteneva in Inghilterra a 16 anni, ora sostituito dal GSCE
3. vt
a. (make level, ground, site) → livellare, spianare; (raze, building) → radere al suolo (fig) → livellare
b. (aim) to level (at) (blow) → tirare (a), allungare (a); (gun) → puntare (verso)
to level an accusation against → lanciare un'accusa contro
level off level out vi + adv (prices, curve on graph) → stabilizzarsi; (ground) → diventare pianeggiante; (aircraft) → volare in quota
level with vi + prep (fam) to level with sbesser franco/a con qn

level

(ˈlevl) noun
1. height, position, strength, rank etc. The level of the river rose; a high level of intelligence.
2. a horizontal division or floor. the third level of the multi-storey car park.
3. a kind of instrument for showing whether a surface is level. a spirit level.
4. a flat, smooth surface or piece of land. It was difficult running uphill but he could run fast on the level.
adjective
1. flat, even, smooth or horizontal. a level surface; a level spoonful (= an amount which just fills the spoon to the top of the sides).
2. of the same height, standard etc. The top of the kitchen sink is level with the window-sill; The scores of the two teams are level.
3. steady, even and not rising or falling much. a calm, level voice.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈlevelled , (American) ˈleveled
1. to make flat, smooth or horizontal. He levelled the soil.
2. to make equal. His goal levelled the scores of the two teams.
3. (usually with at) to aim (a gun etc). He levelled his pistol at the target.
4. to pull down. The bulldozer levelled the block of flats.
ˈlevelness noun
level crossing
a place where a road crosses a railway without a bridge.
level-ˈheaded adjective
calm and sensible.
do one's level best
to do one's very best.
level off
to make or become flat, even, steady etc. After rising for so long, prices have now levelled off.
level out
to make or become level. The road levels out as it comes down to the plain.
on a level with
level with. His eyes were on a level with the shop counter.
on the level
fair; honest.

level

مُسْتَوَى, مُنْبَسِطٌ rovný, úroveň niveau, ud for eben, Ebene επίπεδο, επίπεδος nivel, nivelado, plano tasainen, taso niveler, plat izjednačen, razina livello 水平, 水平の 같은, 정도 niveau, waterpas jevn, nivå poziom, wyrównany nível, plano ровный, уровень jämn, nivå ระดับ, ระดับเดียวกัน düzey, yatay mức độ, ngang bằng 平坦的, 水平

lev·el

n. nivel, plano;
___ of consciousness___ de conciencia;
vt. nivelar, ajustar;
___ of healthestado de salud.

level

adj (terreno) llano; How far can you walk on level ground before you get short of breath?..¿Qué distancia puede caminar por terreno llano antes de que le falte el aire?; n nivel m, concentración f; blood sugar — nivel de azúcar en la sangre; — of consciousness nivel de conciencia or consciencia; socioeconomic — nivel socioeconómico; therapeutic — nivel terapéutico
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Jo lounged in her favorite low seat, with the grave quiet look which best became her, and Laurie, leaning on the back of her chair, his chin on a level with her curly head, smiled with his friendliest aspect, and nodded at her in the long glass which reflected them both.
A carpenter came to fix the bed so that it would be on a level with the window.
Search for the precious map was given up for the time being, and the professor and his friends set the natives to work digging shafts in the ground, as though sinking them down to the level of the buried city.
There in the sheltered draw-bottom the wind did not blow very hard, but I could hear it singing its humming tune up on the level, and I could see the tall grasses wave.
The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.
No honest man will deny it," said the scout, a little nettled at the implied distrust of his explanation of the mystery of the tides; "and I grant that it is true on the small scale, and where the land is level.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
It was so feeble and inconsistent a culmination to the beautiful scenery they had passed through, so hopeless and imbecile a conclusion to the preparation of that long picturesque journey, with its glimpses of sylvan and pastoral glades and canyons, that, as the coach swept down the last incline, and the remorseless monotony of the dead level spread out before them, furrowed by ditches and indented by pits, under cover of shielding their cheeks from the impalpable dust that rose beneath the plunging wheels, they buried their faces in their handkerchiefs, to hide a few half-hysterical tears.
Soon, however, they had subsided nearly to their former dead level.
It is no matter that the place is joyless for him; that he is weary of the old wooden houses, the mud and dust, the dead level of site and sentiment, the chill east wind, and the chillest of social atmospheres; -- all these, and whatever faults besides he may see or imagine, are nothing to the purpose.
In the first place, it may be deemed almost superfluous to establish the fact, that among people at large, the business of whaling is not accounted on a level with what are called the liberal professions.
Unhinge the lower jaw, and the side view of this skull is as the side view of a moderately inclined plane resting throughout on a level base.