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a level of ability/ability level
▪ The children were of the same age and ability level.
a level of ability/ability level
▪ The children were of the same age and ability level.
a level of commitment
▪ This post demands a high level of commitment.
A level
▪ She decided to stay on at school and do her A levels.
a level/standard/degree of competence
▪ The trainees are expected to acquire a basic level of competence.
a record number/level/time etc
▪ Pollution in the lake has reached record levels.
acceptable level
▪ How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?
Advanced level
an income level/group
▪ The tax rate rises with the individual’s income level.
A/S level
▪ I’m taking A/S levels in French, Spanish, English, and Maths.
at board level (=at a senior level in a company, involving people on the board)
▪ The policy was approved at board level.
at/on a superficial level
▪ At a superficial level, things seem to have remained the same.
be level on pointsBrE:
▪ The teams finished level on points.
below ground level
▪ These youngsters work 70 metres below ground level.
degree level
▪ Candidates should be educated to degree level.
degree/level of expertise
▪ Different financial advisers will have different levels of expertise.
descend to sb’s level (=behave or speak as badly as someone else)
▪ Other people may gossip, but don’t descend to their level.
do/take A/S levels
do/take (your) A levels
▪ She decided to stay on at school and do her A levels.
drag...down to...level
▪ Don’t let them drag you down to their level.
employment levels (=the number of people employed in an area )
▪ Employment levels in the region are above the national average.
energy levels (=the amount of energy someone has)
▪ Regular exercise increases your energy levels.
entry level
eye level
▪ Your screen should be at eye level.
fitness levels
▪ His fitness levels are as good as someone much younger.
ground level
▪ The flats are set around a courtyard with shops at ground level.
high level/degree/rate etc (of sth)
▪ High levels of car use mean our streets are more congested than ever.
▪ high crime rates
▪ high interest rates
level an accusation against/at sb (=bring an accusation against someone)
▪ As a result, some outrageous accusations were levelled at her.
level criticism at sb/sth (=aim it at someone or something)
▪ A great deal of criticism was levelled at the company.
level crossing
level of earnings (=the amount a person or company earns)
▪ He found he was having to work harder just to maintain his level of earnings.
level the match (=make the score level)
▪ Woods won the last two holes to level the match.
noise levels
▪ The hospital is trying to reduce noise levels to help patients sleep.
O level
on a personal level (=used when giving your own opinion rather than the opinion of the organization you represent)
▪ On a personal level, it’s been a very positive experience.
Ordinary level
pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc
▪ The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.
pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc
▪ The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.
pollution levels
▪ The aim is to reduce pollution levels to those of the 1930s.
predetermined level/limit/amount etc
▪ a predetermined level of spending
production levels/targets etc
radiation levels
▪ The background radiation level was normal.
reach a level
▪ He eventually reached the level of Senior Instructor.
sb's level of anxiety
▪ Patients experience high levels of anxiety at time of admission to hospital.
sb’s stress level (also sb’s level of stress)
▪ Exercise reduces stress levels.
sea level
▪ Average sea levels are rising year on year.
sea level
▪ 1,000 m above sea level
spirit level
stoop to sb’s/that level
▪ Don’t stoop to her level.
(the) breakeven point/level
▪ The firm should reach breakeven point after one year.
the level of activity
▪ The level of economic activity has increased.
the level of satisfaction (=the number of people who feel satisfied)
▪ Research shows a high level of satisfaction with the system.
the level of unemployment
▪ The level of unemployment among young people is rising.
varying levels
▪ Children with varying levels of ability can still be taught together.
wage levels/rates
▪ Wage levels remained low during the 1930s.
▪ The teacher will use a wide range of approaches and materials to bring them all up to an acceptable level of performance.
▪ In such cases, the environment provides foot soldiers with confusing signals regarding the acceptable level and forms of political activism.
▪ A large quantity of information is needed in order to reduce this uncertainty to an acceptable level.
▪ How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?
▪ But if there is a significant improvement then the programme can be continued until the problem reaches an acceptable level.
▪ Britain prefers absolute standards, which would exclude all products that failed to come up to the minimum acceptable level.
▪ He argues that by maintaining the job environment at an acceptable level then feelings of dissatisfaction can be avoided.
▪ Some draftees embark on starvation diets so that they weigh below the acceptable level at the medical.
▪ Again, the amount of time you run depends on your current fitness level.
▪ That would leave those short of pounds at current levels exposed to large losses.
▪ Interest rates would be fixed at 5 percent instead of the current market level of 10.
▪ While the general trend for growing plants is increasing, there is some variation about each current level.
▪ This high level of growth is largely attributable to the current extremely low level of industrialisation.
▪ Inflation was projected to fall to 8.9 percent from its current official level of 23 percent.
▪ But given the current high levels of unemployment Clinton must be right to take positive action.
▪ This is because benefits are below, and sometimes substantially below, current wage levels.
▪ It denotes different levels in the staff hierarchy.
▪ There are different levels, and it just depends on how important working is to you.
▪ The bind arises when the speaker expresses two or more messages which are incompatible, at different levels of communication.
▪ Frequently the stresses involve a combination of these different levels.
▪ This is floated in the water being tested and assumes different levels of submergence depending on the salinity of the solution.
▪ This discussion held a number of themes at different levels.
▪ Local authorities and other spending bodies are free to provide a different level of service and may vary in their efficiency.
▪ They also bring a high level of expertise which will obviously benefit our clients.
▪ And investors did applaud, at one point pushing the stock to 69, its highest level in eight years.
▪ By 1979, local-government current spending and manpower was at its highest level.
▪ Water conditions in lakes, reservoirs and streams have stabilized at high, productive levels.
▪ But close examination showed that species intolerant of acid conditions or high nitrogen levels were not reappearing.
▪ Trading was extraordinarily heavy, reflecting high levels of computer-driven trading activity.
▪ It is an essential key for achieving high levels of profit consistently.
▪ On the higher literary level it rubbished quite a bit of Hardy and much of D.H.Lawrence.
▪ At a local level, Gloucester's changes were largely confined to filling gaps left by the removal of the Woodvilles.
▪ The idea is that community standards could be more closely applied on a local level.
▪ The data are then sent back to the states for use at state, district, and local levels.
▪ At the local level, there has been a considerable range of approaches to public transport provision.
▪ A number of public services and voluntary bodies are engaged in fighting drug misuse at local level.
▪ At the local level, too, there were calls for the maximum amount of latitude in self-administration.
▪ As well as teaching, Pauline has been a very active fundraiser at local and national levels.
▪ Lack of rain is one reason for low ground water levels.
▪ Crabb said non-ferrous prices now appear to have stabilized at lower levels and ferrous prices have increased.
▪ The lakes were at their lowest levels for 20 years, and Chew was lower than I can ever remember.
▪ Those suffering from frequent or daily headaches typically have an unusually low magnesium level.
▪ The 20 tonnes of lead in the batteries has been found to have an immeasurably low level of background radiation.
▪ Paganism and extreme idolatry are indicative of a low level of intellectual capacity and of a limited concern for human welfare.
▪ Work is now starting on the lower service level.
▪ Hall effect semiconductors will measure low flux levels although their response tends to be non-linear and temperature dependent.
▪ At least ten years experience at senior management level.
▪ The issue has been discussed at senior levels within the Church in the last fortnight, Sunday Life has learned.
▪ Provenzano is suspected of having informants at senior levels, as well as friends among Sicily's left-wing politicians.
▪ Falconer, who won youth and Under-21 caps with Aberdeen, could be considered for a problem role at senior international level.
▪ In most organisations there are few people who enjoy reputations as good presenters, even at a senior level.
▪ Official contact at senior level resumed in November 1990 when Bush met with Qian in Washington.
▪ Representative rugby at senior level, ie games played by the Ulster provincial team seem to be reducing in number each season.
▪ We want to stay at the top level while doing the same things we did 40 years ago.
▪ The top level, the strategical level, is required for tasks like route planning and estimating travel time.
▪ The effectiveness of training and development should be reviewed at the top level and lead to renewed commitment and target setting.
▪ At the top competitive level it requires a lot of agility.
▪ The class now numbers about 5,000 and enjoys top level racing the world over.
▪ Even at the top levels of competition, players use stones belonging to the premises in which they are playing.
▪ Spread the top level and bake for 30-40 mins or until well risen and the top is golden brown.
▪ Motion at the rooftops of two nearby buildings was up to three times that at ground level.
▪ This can usually be accomplished from ground level with a variety of hooks, shovels and clamps attached to long poles.
▪ She smiled, and then began to climb the stairs to the ground level and the shapechanger.
▪ The fierce, distorted blind face of the creature appeared at ground level, on its side, searching.
▪ We pass a council estate and a forlorn shop which seems to have been carved into the ground level of the estate.
▪ A three-storeyed neo-classical frontage of immense length, the ground level is in grey stone, the upper storeys in pale ochre.
▪ The flats are set around a spacious courtyard with shops at ground level.
▪ Bacon's sweet-shop and grocery was at ground level.
▪ These data will be used to develop profiles of the living standards of similar household types at different income levels.
▪ The middle class, as measured by the percentage of households at each income level, is fading.
▪ Adult education must be accessible to people on all income levels.
▪ What percentage of people from families below a certain income level were entering college?
▪ Councils will set rents at a reasonable level, reflecting income levels in the different regions and localities.
▪ A wide range of issues determine how a neighborhood fares -- location, school district, income levels and even airport noise.
▪ From these profiles it will be established which, if any, indicators most clearly differentiate between groups at different income levels.
▪ Registration involves disclosing your income level and profession, making it possible for advertisers to target their products to you.
▪ Where it should have tried harder, however, is with taming mechanical noise levels.
▪ Although children under 3 can enjoy many of the activities, they might be frightened by the noise level.
▪ The pickup features an exclusive transducer that Guild claim offers advanced sensitivity and dynamic range as well as low noise levels.
▪ I mean nada, zilch, noise level, off the screen, under the radar.
▪ In general, the controls are well-positioned and maximum noise level is 79dBA.
▪ The noise level was high in both languages; all faces were deadly serious.
▪ The fact that the pot is wired in reverse should have no effect on noise levels.
▪ And, as a result, giving it better driving stability, reduced fuel consumption and lower noise levels.
▪ For the people, this meant stable price levels, rising living standards, and increased employment opportunities.
▪ Instead of tracking these individual sectoral shifts, macroeconomists focus on the overall price level.
▪ Changes in the price level, however, have been central to the macroeconomics of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
▪ This derivation can be made more complex and realistic if the price level affects other variables.
▪ The general price level consequently rose by 40 percent per month in the first six months of peace.
▪ Downwardly sticky wages gives a J shape to the curve, labelled, with the curve beginning at the existing price level.
▪ Yesterday's trade figures showed clearly that export volumes were at record levels even in a worldwide economic downturn.
▪ On March 10 the authorities issued a warning to people to stay indoors after concentrations of low-level ozone reached record levels.
▪ Mr. Mellor United Kingdom exports have grown 23 percent. over the past five years, and reached record levels during 1991.
▪ Exports from Ireland were at record levels.
▪ Because Britain has been covered, during the last few weeks, with record levels of toxic and other dangerous substances.
▪ Personal bankruptcies and consumer credit defaults are also at record levels.
▪ There are record levels of unemployment in spite of their fiddled figures.
▪ In many countries, IPOs have reached record levels just before stockmarket crashes.
▪ It was in his opinion a piece of architectural magic, suspended twenty feet above sea level.
▪ That wave peaked at nine stories above sea level at Yoshihama.
▪ At sea level we would have got a different picture as the man-eating breakers punched against the rocky coast.
▪ Then, too, the ocean is so deep that its volume is six times greater than all land above sea level.
▪ Most of the great cities are near sea level.
▪ Damage is light, and there are no deaths or injuries because the residents live well above sea level.
▪ Maybe Panamarenko has anticipated a greater rise in the sea level than global warming suggests.
▪ And then there is that tsunami deposit found three hundred meters above sea level on Lanai!
▪ At state level, Democrats now control both houses of the local legislature in 17 states.
▪ This tightness is reflected almost everywhere at state level too.
▪ More recently, the use of lasers to excite specific upper state levels has allowed emission spectra to be studied.
▪ The importance of the Catholic vote is obvious at state level.
▪ The decision has generated sheafs of proposed new abortion legislation, pro and anti, at state level.
▪ At the state level, the leadership of governors and state superintendents of education often has been essential.
▪ Even the left-wing parties that may yet form the government have a record of economic reform at state level.
▪ At the state level, Arizona got rid of line items for several years under Governor Bruce Babbitt, with great success.
▪ The photographs were taken at a high water level.
▪ When the leaves have reached the water level they wind about below the surface and become dense tangles.
▪ Broadly speaking, strong winds raise the water level in the direction towards which the wind blows.
▪ Scientists will know more when they start lowering the water level next Tuesday.
▪ But the question really is to explain variations in water level along the coast.
▪ Instead, the water level rose during several hours.
▪ They consist of ridges of shingle and sand projecting above high water level and generally lying a few kilometres offshore.
▪ Afterward the height of the water level decreases evenly.
▪ How can they achieve maximum or target levels of profits or sales without precise information concerning their revenues and costs?
▪ No space launch system has ever achieved such a level of reliability.
▪ It would be great if we could achieve that level of non-smoking among school and college students.
▪ But sometimes the arousal achieves only a level of stupor, even when a pinch is used.
▪ To achieve the highest levels of profit the Profitboss sets to achieve the highest levels of trust within his team.
▪ The Catalans have also achieved a tremendously high level of autonomy.
▪ On the public platform they forget the things they're achieving on a local level while working with us.
▪ They are said to be generally positive to the takeover but still need to achieve certain comfort levels.
▪ The inhibitors might therefore be causing amnesia not because they prevent protein synthesis but because of their effect on increasing amino acid levels.
▪ As black participation in the economy increased, the level of repression to enforce apartheid was stepped up.
▪ Cigarettes increase the carbon monoxide level in the blood.
▪ As hospitals continue to consolidate, centralize, and diversify functions, competition will increase at all job levels.
▪ If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level?
▪ In patients with an increased total body sodium content, administration of salt to increase serum sodium level is inappropriate.
▪ Set your team a competition to increase profit levels by 10 percent this week.
▪ Bromocriptine increases the level of dopamine in the brain, which controls rhythmic biological cycles that recur every 24 hours.
▪ Out of all these, only two have to live to maturity to maintain the level of the population.
▪ Or can they maintain their level of excellence?
▪ It helped to maintain levels of production and to prevent price-cutting wars which led to further bankruptcies and so to further unemployment.
▪ Mr Runkel plans to maintain those levels as long as interest rates are falling.
▪ You can see that there are plenty of reasons to maintain a reasonable level of exercise.
▪ Hence an increase of 7 percent would have been required to maintain the real level of spending.
▪ If you want to get the most out of life you need to maintain a certain level of muscular stamina.
▪ To help maintain an optimum level of excitement.
▪ Like two poker players, each raises its level of hormonal bidding, until one of them feels outbid, and folds.
▪ The acidity in the citrus is excellent for raising the acid level in the compost heap.
▪ Their love of wine leads to raised levels of alcoholism, for one thing, which balances out the supposed benefits.
▪ A number of the dilemmas discussed above have raised the level of frustration of the scientists.
▪ In post-colonial economies there is a continuing reliance on raising levels of absolute rather than the relative surplus value of labour.
▪ Expect to see new calls on the administration -- of either party -- to somehow create jobs faster and raise wage levels.
▪ It was found that scant attention had been paid to raising the cultural level of party members.
▪ Almost all Modigliani's portraits have an air of mystery which raises them above the level of the mundane.
▪ As the winding current is increased, however, the flux density in the iron eventually reaches its saturation level.
▪ When the leaves have reached the water level they wind about below the surface and become dense tangles.
▪ It has been very difficult too for women to reach the higher levels of penal policy-making and administration.
▪ It did not reach that level of debate.
▪ In many countries, IPOs have reached record levels just before stockmarket crashes.
▪ And when Jasper has reached this next level, people will probably be thanking her again.
▪ Sales have reached record levels, mainly through company stores in Florida, and it has become Porter Paints' fastest-growing product.
▪ In order for most of us to become self-motivated learners, we need to reach a certain level of success.
▪ In some people a combination of drugs reduced it to undetectable levels and-perhaps-led to a cure.
▪ Then they reduced humidity levels, cut back on lighting and dropped the temperatures from 75 degrees to about 70.
▪ Women choosing surgery had significantly reduced levels of anxiety while those who declined had no such reduction.
▪ Many experts believe that the risks have not yet been reduced to an acceptable level to attempt human cloning.
▪ As cash reserves fall, the banks may be forced to reduce further the level of bank deposits.
▪ A bill was passed reducing the tax profit level from 50 to 40 percent and 35 percent in agriculture.
▪ We will make sure, too, that imports are reduced to the same levels as they were under the Labour Government.
▪ Within six months, those counselled had reduced the level of their risky behaviours by 50 % compared with the others.
at gut level
▪ She knew at gut level that he was lying.
▪ For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.
▪ Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.
draw level
▪ As each boat drew level, we waved cheerfully.
▪ As he drew level with the double gates, they swung open.
▪ As I drew level with the two vehicles I saw that Carla's front door was wide open.
▪ It drew level, then cut back its engine, and came wallowing close alongside.
▪ The big patrol boat cut its engines as it drew level, and the grey-painted military hull sank down into the water.
▪ The first thing she saw when she drew level with the chest-high partition was a picture on the far wall.
▪ They drew level after 77 minutes, courtesy of a neat snap shot from Brian Donaghy and the floodgates opened.
▪ Wycombe will draw level on points with Colchester if they win their Conference match at Farnborough this afternoon.
entry level product/model/computer etc
▪ a device that measures the level of carbon monoxide in the air
▪ Background noise levels at New York's J. F. Kennedy international airport are between 51-98 decibels.
▪ Check the water level in the car radiator.
▪ Do not raise the weight above shoulder level.
▪ Each trainee is expected to show a high level of expertise before they graduate.
▪ Employers always want their employees to maintain or increase their level of performance.
▪ Few athletes can compete at the international level.
▪ Hang the picture just below the level of the window.
▪ high-level talks
▪ higher-level math courses
▪ People who suffer heart attacks tend to have a high level of cholesterol in the blood.
▪ Pollution levels in some rivers are already dangerous.
▪ Posters line the walls at eye level.
▪ The apartment is split into two different levels with a bedroom on each.
▪ The company continues to enjoy a high level of sales.
▪ The company provides training for staff at all levels.
▪ the rising level of crime in the inner cities
▪ The village is about 1500 metres above sea level.
▪ The water is treated to reduce the levels of pollution in it.
▪ There are not many part-time workers in the middle and higher levels of management.
▪ A survey by the Engineering Industry Training Board found that the technology widened the gap between people with different levels of skills.
▪ Flexible scheduling has been a life-saver which has reduced the overall stress levels in our lives immeasurably.
▪ If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level?
▪ It is also necessary to distinguish between different sections and levels of the republican movement.
▪ The bureau still enacts the legally specified reversion level, which is still greater than the median voter's most preferred choice.
▪ The men at his level were spawning secrets that quivered like reptile eggs.
▪ We actively monitor sickness absence levels and record the amount of time that people are unable to come to work.
▪ The Altimeter will be the main pitch-support instrument in level flight.
▪ Be ready to push the stick forward as the model returns to level flight.
▪ Investigators at the scene concluded that the airplane was unmistakably in level flight when it hit.
▪ The student can be asked to pitch nose-down gently from level flight and from diving and climbing attitudes.
▪ Her eyes were a washed-out blue with a level gaze.
▪ When the peat-brown eyes fixed on hers again, their level gaze showed he had recovered from his astonishment at seeing her.
▪ We had reached level ground so winching was relatively easy.
▪ Finally I found level ground and a place that seemed like it might be comfortable.
▪ Jane crossed the small square of level ground in front of the caves.
▪ He realized now that they were almost on level ground.
▪ That car was deliberately released on level ground, eh?
▪ We are now on level ground and on the left is the Salvation Army Citadel.
▪ This planting plan is suitable for either sloping or level ground, but these plants all need to have free-draining soil.
at gut level
▪ She knew at gut level that he was lying.
▪ For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.
▪ Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.
draw level
▪ As each boat drew level, we waved cheerfully.
▪ As he drew level with the double gates, they swung open.
▪ As I drew level with the two vehicles I saw that Carla's front door was wide open.
▪ It drew level, then cut back its engine, and came wallowing close alongside.
▪ The big patrol boat cut its engines as it drew level, and the grey-painted military hull sank down into the water.
▪ The first thing she saw when she drew level with the chest-high partition was a picture on the far wall.
▪ They drew level after 77 minutes, courtesy of a neat snap shot from Brian Donaghy and the floodgates opened.
▪ Wycombe will draw level on points with Colchester if they win their Conference match at Farnborough this afternoon.
▪ He looked for a strip of level ground where he could land the plane.
▪ The floor was level, but the walls sloped inward.
▪ These shelves aren't level.
▪ Wright's system for cursive script recognition has efficient low-level processing but relies on a dictionary and higher level linguistic processing.
▪ Landscaping A purpose-built dust box protects operator health and keeps vermin levels down.
▪ Since competition has forced all bid levels down, this is but a fraction of the real savings.
▪ City officials have implemented what they call Phase I of a contingency plan aimed at bringing pollution levels down.
▪ Unemployment grew rapidly to 1982 and has tended to level off since then.
▪ As pregnancy progresses, the placenta secretes more progesterone which peaks midway into the third trimester and then levels off.
▪ We anticipate that complaints will level off at approximately 950 a year.
▪ In the mid nineties the rate of new infections began to level off in some heavily saturated nations.
▪ Woolley levelled off two hundred feet from the burning aircraft and flew parallel.
▪ If fertility declines fast enough the line will level off sometime after the middle of the twenty-first century.
▪ As the floor levelled off the lights flickered and came up, the engine noise settling down to a steady background roar.
▪ Then, once each airline has made its move, the fares level off for the work week.
▪ Where the road levels out she turns around, walking forward until it rises again.
▪ His need or urge for ejaculation levels out during this decade to about once a week.
▪ At fifty feet he levelled out, slipped the safety off the spear gun, and swam slowly round the coral outcrop.
▪ Barcelona imported most of her meat and wheat, and imports levelled out prices.
▪ It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.
▪ Why did it take so long for manufacturing employment to level out?
▪ But the signs are that the upward curve is levelling out.
▪ The glider should not be steepened up or levelled out immediately after leaving the ground.
▪ Some criticism has been levelled at Giddens' theory, particularly in the definitions and terminology used.
▪ To be fair, this kind of criticism can be levelled at just about every new machine, regardless of price.
▪ A different kind of criticism is sometimes levelled at courses in creative fields such as music, drama, art and even architecture.
▪ A number of criticisms have been levelled at the Accelerator Theory.
▪ However, there are certain criticisms which must be levelled at this provision.
▪ This criticism was levelled at the Detoxification Unit where Clonidine formed part of the regime.
▪ The sharpest criticism levelled was that the collection amounted to little more than a reshuffling.
▪ It can give a company a competitive advantage or at least level the playing field.
▪ The use of a network-based infrastructure reduces the cost and levels the playing field for both small and large businesses.
▪ First, the state levels the playing field.
▪ Cypherpunks intend to level the playing field against centralized computer resources with the Fax Effect.
▪ It might level the playing field in favour if the weaker countries.
▪ David Beasley as an attempt to level the playing field.
▪ Why level the playing field when it works so well for them now?
▪ In this sense, the global Journal levels the business playing field between business people in Peoria and Pretoria.
at gut level
▪ She knew at gut level that he was lying.
▪ For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.
▪ Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.
entry level product/model/computer etc
▪ It is important to level the land before planting.
▪ The site of the explosion has now been levelled out and is going to be made into a memorial garden.
▪ The storm leveled hundreds of houses, but left some untouched.
▪ After a short steep pull, the path levels out.
▪ Fifth wheels are roomier but can be difficult to level.
▪ First, the state levels the playing field.
▪ However, Wainwright offered stubborn resistance, and responded with some hard hitting from the baseline to level the score at 6-6.
▪ In consequence, by mid-afternoon, exhaustion levelled her with a sledgehammer blow.
▪ In particular the northernmost pond is being filled in and levelled.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Level \Lev"el\ (l[e^]v"[e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. Librate, Libella.]

  1. A line or surface to which, at every point, a vertical or plumb line is perpendicular; a line or surface which is everywhere parallel to the surface of still water; -- this is the true level, and is a curve or surface in which all points are equally distant from the center of the earth, or rather would be so if the earth were an exact sphere.

  2. A horizontal line or plane; that is, a straight line or a plane which is tangent to a true level at a given point and hence parallel to the horizon at that point; -- this is the apparent level at the given point.

  3. An approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea.

    After draining of the level in Northamptonshire.
    --Sir M. Hale.

    Shot from the deadly level of a gun.

  4. Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.

    Providence, for the most part, sets us on a level.

    Somebody there of his own level.

    Be the fair level of thy actions laid As temperance wills and prudence may persuade.

  5. A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.

    When merit shall find its level.
    --F. W. Robertson.

  6. (Mech. & Surv.)

    1. An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.

    2. A measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.

  7. A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.

    Air level, a spirit level. See Spirit level (below).

    Box level, a spirit level in which a glass-covered box is used instead of a tube.

    Carpenter's level, Mason's level, either the plumb level or a straight bar of wood, in which is imbedded a small spirit level.

    Level of the sea, the imaginary level from which heights and depths are calculated, taken at a mean distance between high and low water.

    Line of levels, a connected series of measurements, by means of a level, along a given line, as of a railroad, to ascertain the profile of the ground.

    Plumb level, one in which a horizontal bar is placed in true position by means of a plumb line, to which it is at right angles.

    Spirit level, one in which the adjustment to the horizon is shown by the position of a bubble in alcohol or ether contained in a nearly horizontal glass tube, or a circular box with a glass cover.

    Surveyor's level, a telescope, with a spirit level attached, and with suitable screws, etc., for accurate adjustment, the whole mounted on a tripod, for use in leveling; -- called also leveling instrument.

    Water level, an instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough, or in upright tubes connected by a pipe.


Level \Lev"el\ (l[e^]v"[e^]l), a.

  1. Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.

    Ample spaces o'er the smooth And level pavement.

  2. Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.

  3. Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance; -- followed by with, sometimes by to.

    Young boys and girls Are level now with men; the odds is gone.

    Everything lies level to our wish.

  4. Straightforward; direct; clear; open.

    A very plain and level account.
    --M. Arnold.

  5. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.] `` A level consideration.''

  6. (Phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
    --H. Sweet.

    Level line (Shipbuilding), the outline of a section which is horizontal crosswise, and parallel with the rabbet of the keel lengthwise.

    Level surface (Physics), an equipotential surface at right angles at every point to the lines of force.


Level \Lev"el\, v. i.

  1. To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.

    With such accommodation and besort As levels with her breeding.

  2. To aim a gun, spear, etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct line with the mark; fig., to direct the eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object; as, he leveled a gun at the bandit and fired.

    The foeman may with as great aim level at the edge of a penknife.

    The glory of God and the good of his church . . . ought to be the mark whereat we also level.

    She leveled at our purposes.


Level \Lev"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leveled (-[e^]ld) or Levelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Leveling or Levelling.]

  1. To make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level line or surface; hence, to make flat or even; as, to level a road, a walk, or a garden.

  2. To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.

    And their proud structures level with the ground.

    He levels mountains and he raises plains.

  3. To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.

    Bertram de Gordon, standing on the castle wall, leveled a quarrel out of a crossbow.

  4. Figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men.

  5. To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.

    For all his mind on honor fixed is, To which he levels all his purposes.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "tool to indicate a horizontal line," from Old French livel "a level" (13c.), ultimately from Latin libella "a balance, level," diminutive of libra "balance, scale, unit of weight," from PIE *lithra. Cognate Spanish nivel, Modern French niveau are from the same source but altered by dissimilation. Meaning "horizontality" is from c.1400. Meaning "position as marked by a horizontal line" is from 1530s. Phrase on the level "fair, honest" is from 1872; earlier it meant "moderate, without great ambition" (1790).


early 15c., from level (n.). To do one's level best is from 1851.


mid-15c., "to make level," from level (n.). From c.1600 as "to bring to a level;" 1958 as "to cease increasing." Meaning "to aim a gun" is late 15c. Slang sense of "tell the truth" is from 1920. To level up "to rise" is attested by 1863.\n\nA word here as to the misconception labored under by our English neighbor; he evidently does not understand the American manner of doing things. We never level down in this country; we are always at work on the up grade. "Level up! Level up!" is the motto of the American people.

[James E. Garretson, "Professional Education," in "The Dental Cosmos," Philadelphia, 1865]

\nTo level off "cease rising or falling" is from 1920, originally in aviation.
  1. 1 The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground. 2 At the same height as some reference; constructed as ''level with''. n. A tool for finding whether a surface is #Adjective, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference. v

  2. 1 To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as possible. 2 To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze. 3 (lb en gaming) To progress to the next level. 4 To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc). 5 (lb en sports games) To make the score of a game equal.

  1. adj. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: flat, plane]

  2. not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice"; "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss [syn: unwavering]

  3. being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level"

  4. oriented at right angles to the plumb; "the picture is level"

  5. of the score in a contest; "the score is tied" [syn: tied(p), even, level(p)]

  6. [also: levelling, levelled]

  1. v. aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"

  2. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled" [syn: raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down] [ant: raise]

  3. make level or straight; "level the ground" [syn: flush, even out, even]

  4. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me" [syn: charge, point]

  5. talk frankly with; lay it on the line; "I have to level with you"

  6. become level or even; "The ground levelled off" [syn: level off]

  7. [also: levelling, levelled]

  1. n. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate degree of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree" [syn: degree, grade]

  2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade" [syn: grade, tier]

  3. 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?" [syn: degree, stage, point]

  4. height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"

  5. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid [syn: spirit level]

  6. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level" [syn: horizontal surface]

  7. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?" [syn: floor, storey, story]

  8. 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" [syn: layer, stratum]

  9. [also: levelling, levelled]


Levél is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

Level (video gaming)

A level, map, area, stage, world, rack, board, zone, or phase in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective. The term "level" can also refer to difficulty level, as in a degree of difficulty.

Level (The Raconteurs song)

"Level" is a song from the album Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs. According to the band's official website, it was released as a U.S. radio single. Sophie Muller directed the live video for this song. The audio was mixed by Kevin Shirley and assisted by Jared Kvitka at Document Room Studios.

The song charted at number seven on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. This made it their highest effort on that chart since " Steady, As She Goes" reached number one. The song, " Salute Your Solution", would reach number four in 2008.


Levél is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

Level (logarithmic quantity)

In the International System of Quantities, the level of a quantity is the logarithm of the ratio of the value of that quantity to a reference value of the same quantity. Examples are the various types of sound level: sound power level (literally, the level of the sound power, abbreviated SWL), sound exposure level (SEL), sound pressure level (SPL) and particle velocity level (SVL).

Level (music)

A level, also "tonality level", Gerhard Kubik's "tonal step", and John Blacking's " root progression") is a temporary modal frame contrasted with another temporary modal frame built on a different foundation note. It is more general and basic than a chord and is found in Asian, African, and Celtic folk musics and in European Renaissance music. Levels then give way to chords and chord changes in Baroque music and in the twentieth-century chords give way to levels in the blues, completed with the V-IV-I progression, and spread to all popular music.

Each level is based on one pitch, a foundation note, upon which a melodic or harmonic-melodic third, triad ( fifth) (such as in the song "Shallow Brown"), or seventh (such as in the song "Donald MacGillavry") may be built. A "change" in levels is called a shift. For example, double-tonic tunes such as "Donald MacGillavry" feature shifts of level (notes: A to G in bar 4 below) which are more emphatic than chord changes (chords: Am-G), but not as emphatic as modulations (keys: A minor to G major):

The foundation is the most important note and chords built are almost always in root position. The fifth is next in importance, and consecutive fifths are most often emphasized in shifts of level while being banned in the common practice period. The third is less important and often blue, neutral, or changing from major to minor. This last characteristic is common in the English virginalists music such as William Byrd's " The Woods so Wild" theme, which is an example of levels (F and G) being elaborated through cadence, melodic divergance from the accompaniment, and subsidiary chords, reaching a complete little cadential phrase. In the blues and blues-influenced popular music elaboration happens within the chords, as in boogie-woogie bass, which are the primary triads rather than a tone apart, and the melody also contrasts with the bassline.

Usage examples of "level".

There is a higher level of psychic ability in autistics in comparison to the general population.

Whatever be the inequality in the hardness of the materials of which the rock consists, even in the case of pudding-stone, the surface is abraded so evenly as to leave the impression that a rigid rasp has moved over all the undulations of the land, advancing in one and the same direction and levelling all before it.

It seemed to Smith, upon reading the individual reports, that many of them would have been absolved before their cases got beyond the deputy level, so flimsy were the accusations made against them.

Carefully, he swung onto the downdeck ladder and climbed down three levels, feeling the increased acceleration in his thighs.

NSA departments, and acertain level of distinction that came from the company he kept.

One is at the minimum necessity level for achieving a goal, a second covers the optimum solution, and a third might be a money-is-no-object solution which tried to address the so-called requirement factors too.

OpSys people plus communicate the performance results of measurements of OpSys efforts toward achieving those top level goals.

Asia, the drowning of many productive lowland farming areas by rising sea levels, and the pollution of aquifers and the acidification or drying of freshwater lakes.

Force Levels and Iraq After Saddam Reconstructing Iraq The Limits of Knowledge and Planning First Things First: Security and Humanitarian Considerations The Importance of the United Nations Following the Bosnia Model Administering the Country and Building a New Polity Military Reform Truth and Reconciliation A Necessary Task CONCLUSIONS: Not Whether, But When Half Measures Will No Longer Work Risks and Costs Sooner or Later?

It is against reason, utterly to deny Likeness by these while admitting it by the greater: tradition at least recognizes certain men of the civic excellence as divine, and we must believe that these too had in some sort attained Likeness: on both levels there is virtue for us, though not the same virtue.

But the words had hardly left his lips before the aeroplane was back on a level keel once more.

But in the upper-air currents, it would have been dangerous to drive at a pace slow enough to keep level with the automobile, and so the aeroplane soon dashed on ahead.

Keebes led the way up the ladder to the middle level and aft, to a large watertight hatch that led through a long tunnel.

Four of them bolted for the ladder to the lower levels, where a two-man team would clear the middle level and a second team would secure the lower level of the aft compartment.

The rods were already coming out of the core as the muffled sound of automatic rifle fire sounded from the lower levels of the aft compartment.