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spirit level

n.
See level.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
مِقياس إسْتِواء السَّطح
vodováha
vaterpas
alkoholos vízszintezõ
hallamælir
kabarcıklı düzeçtesviye ruhu

spirit level

nWasserwaage f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

spirit level

nlivella a bolla d'aria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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For the seepage index, we take the piezometric tube level as an example.
'The project comprises of upgrading pumps and control panels in both pumping stations, expanding the flow chamber connected to them, resetting the drainage tube level used for emergencies and carrying out other related works,' said Murad.