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spirit level

n.
See level.

spirit level

n
(Tools) a device for setting horizontal surfaces, consisting of an accurate block of material in which a sealed slightly curved tube partially filled with liquid is set so that the air bubble rests between two marks on the tube when the block is horizontal

spir′it lev`el


n.
a device for determining true horizontal or vertical directions by centering a bubble in a glass tube of alcohol or ether.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirit 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
Translations
مِقياس إسْتِواء السَّطح
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spirit

(ˈspirit) noun
1. a principle or emotion which makes someone act. The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.
2. a person's mind, will, personality etc thought of as distinct from the body, or as remaining alive eg as a ghost when the body dies. Our great leader may be dead, but his spirit still lives on; (also adjective) the spirit world; Evil spirits have taken possession of him.
3. liveliness; courage. He acted with spirit.
ˈspirited adjective
full of courage or liveliness. a spirited attack/description.
ˈspiritedly adverb
ˈspirits noun plural
1. a person's mood. He's in good/high/low spirits (= He's happy / very cheerful / depressed); This news may raise his spirits.
2. strong alcoholic drink, eg whisky, gin, vodka etc.
ˈspiritual (-tʃul) adjective
of one's spirit or soul, or of one's religious beliefs.
ˈspiritually adverb
spirit level
a tool consisting of a bar containing a glass tube of liquid, for testing whether a surface is level.
References in classic literature ?
Surely the long straight rows of stately poplars that divide the beautiful landscape like the squares of a checker-board are set with line and plummet, and their uniform height determined with a spirit level.
KIT LIST YOU'LL NEED TO BUILD A WATER BUTT To do this job you will need: A water butt (with stand, to raise it off the ground) A water butt diverter kit, to match your downpipe A tape measure A spirit level A hack saw A drill with a 25mm bit A rubber mallet (or block of wood and a hammer) A concrete paving slab and sharp sand (if fitting on an uneven surface) BE SURE TO RAISE YOUR BUTT OFF THE GROUND Depending on how much space you have, you can buy water butts that hold various volumes of water, from 25 litres up to over 500 litres.
GREAT British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain used a spirit level to check her three-tier orange drizzle cake was perfectly straight for Her Majesty.
Spirit Level gets to the heart of what makes a family and what makes a good relationship.
C'est sans doute ce qui est arrive a tout spectateur qui est alle voir [beaucoup moins que]The Spirit Level on stage[beaucoup plus grand que], le 9 juin au Theatre National Mohammed V [1] .
3 Drill a hole through the wood at each end, and one in the centre, then mark these holes on the wall, using a spirit level to ensure the hook rail is straight.
Published in 2009 and swiftly anointed "book of the year" by the UK Political Studies Association, The Spirit Level has been chewed over in the meanwhile by academics and policy wonks of every stripe.
Sometimes you just have to roll with it" Actress Kate Winslet, pictured "I left school without an O-level, an A-level or even a spirit level.