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Variant of leveler.


(ˈlɛvələ) or


1. a person or thing that levels
2. a person who works for the abolition of inequalities


(ˈlɛv ə lər)

1. Chiefly Brit. leveler.
2. (cap.) a member of a radical group organized during the English Civil War, advocating political equality and religious tolerance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leveller - a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions


, (US) leveler
nGleichmacher m; death is a great levellerder Tod macht alle (Menschen) gleich
References in classic literature ?
And she was far stricter on that point than the Lord Chamberlain, who had, she held, betrayed his trust by practically turning Leveller.
Grief is such a leveller, with its own dignity and its own humility, that the noble and the peasant, the beggar and the monarch, will waive their pretensions to external rank without the officiousness of interference on our part.
Yet such a leveller of emotions and an adjuster of disparate dispositions is Time that when they rounded their fourth year, Martin viewed his life, with a few reservations, as fairly satisfactory.
In England, as I dare say you know, sir, the law is a great leveller.
cried Aylward in high disdain, for pressing danger is the great leveller of classes.
There is in the world a very aged rioter and demagogue who breaks into the most refined retreats with the dreadful information that all men are brothers, and wherever this leveller went on his pale horse it was Father Brown's trade to follow.
Mark Stewart's leveller appeared to have earned lowly Welshpool a share of the spoils, but with a couple of minutes remaining substitute Stott beat the offside trap on the left from a long ball and rounded keeper Jack Cudworth before slotting in from a tight angle.
Jubilant Patterson tucked home an 89th-minute leveller to ease the pain of their midweek Carling Cup semi-final exit to Spurs.
Shaun Whalley's leveller snatched WREXHAM a point atpromotion rivals RUSHDEN &DIAMONDS yesterday.
NICK BAILEY headed a last-minute leveller for Barnet as they denied Macclesfield a much-needed three points.
This strangely unsatisfying approach to the strikingly "clear and plain language, eschewing legal jargon and courtly elegance" of the Leveller and Digger pamphleteers (141-43) is especially unfortunate because the chapter otherwise represents Appelbaum at his best.
Gaunt also considers the emergence of radicalism, with Colin Davis's powerful revisionist account of the importance of religion in Leveller thought, as well as the fate of Charles I through Patricia Crawford's seminal analysis of the concept of "blood guilt.