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level

  
  ( levels    plural & 3rd person present)   ( levelling    present participle)   ( levelled    past tense & past participle  )
in AM, use leveling, leveled     
1       n-count   A level is a point on a scale, for example a scale of amount, quality, or difficulty.  
with supp  
If you don't know your cholesterol level, it's a good idea to have it checked..., We do have the lowest level of inflation for some years..., The exercises are marked according to their level of difficulty.     
2       n-sing   The level of a river, lake, or ocean or the level of liquid in a container is the height of its surface.  
the N  
The water level of the Mississippi River is already 6.5 feet below normal..., The gauge relies upon a sensor in the tank to relay the fuel level.     
    sea level  
3       adj   In cookery, a level spoonful of a substance such as flour or sugar is an amount that fills the spoon exactly, without going above the top edge.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: heaped)    Stir in 1 level teaspoon of yeast.     
4       n-sing   If something is at a particular level, it is at that height.  
usu supp N  
Liz sank down until the water came up to her chin and the bubbles were at eye level.     
5       adj   If one thing is levelwith another thing, it is at the same height as it.  
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n  
He leaned over the counter so his face was almost level with the boy's..., Amy knelt down so that their eyes were level.     
6       adj   When something is level, it is completely flat with no part higher than any other.  
The floor was level, but the ceiling sloped toward his head., ...a plateau of fairly level ground.     
7       adv   If you draw level with someone or something, you get closer to them until you are by their side.  
  (mainly BRIT)   ADV after v  
Just before we drew level with the gates, he slipped out of the jeep and disappeared into the crowd...     
      Level is also an adjective., adj   v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n  
He waited until they were level with the door before he turned around sharply and punched Graham.     
8       verb   If someone or something such as a violent storm levels a building or area of land, they destroy it completely or make it completely flat.  
The storm was the most powerful to hit Hawaii this century. It leveled sugar plantations and destroyed homes.      V n  
9       verb   If an accusation or criticism islevelledat someone, they are accused of doing wrong or they are criticized for something they have done.  
Allegations of corruption were levelled at him and his family...      be V-ed at/against n  
He leveled bitter criticism against the US.      V n at/against n, Also V n  
10       verb   If you level an object at someone or something, you lift it and point it in their direction.  
He said thousands of Koreans still levelled guns at one another along the demilitarised zone between them.      V n at n, Also V n  
11       verb   If you levelwith someone, you tell them the truth and do not keep anything secret.  
INFORMAL   I'll level with you. I'm no great detective. I've no training or anything...      V with n  
12   
    A level  
13    If you say that you will do your level best to do something, you are emphasizing that you will try as hard as you can to do it, even if the situation makes it very difficult.  
do one's level best      phrase   V inflects, usu PHR to-inf     (emphasis)    The President told American troops that he would do his level best to bring them home soon.     
14   
    a level playing field  
    playing field   level off   , level out  
1       phrasal verb   If a changing number or amount levels off or levels out, it stops increasing or decreasing at such a fast speed.  
The figures show evidence that murders in the nation's capital are beginning to level off...      V P  
Inflation is finally levelling out at around 11% a month.      V P prep  
2       phrasal verb   If an aircraft levels off or levels out, it travels horizontally after having been travelling in an upwards or downwards direction.  
The aircraft levelled out at about 30,000 feet.      V P   level out  
    level off  


A level     ( A levels    plural  ) A levels are British educational qualifications which schoolchildren take when they are seventeen or eighteen years old. People usually need A levels if they want to go to university in Britain.      n-var  
He left school with four A levels...     
entry-level  
1       adj   Entry-level is used to describe basic low-cost versions of products such as cars or computers that are suitable for people who have no previous experience or knowledge of them.     (BUSINESS)   usu ADJ n  
Several companies are offering new, entry-level models in hopes of attracting more buyers.     
2       adj   Entry-level jobs are suitable for people who do not have previous experience or qualifications in a particular area of work.     (BUSINESS)   usu ADJ n  
Many entry-level jobs were filled by school leavers.     
ground level     
If something is atground level, it is at the same level as the ground, as opposed to being higher up or below the surface.      n-uncount   oft prep N  
The hotel is set on three floors. There's a bar and cafe at ground level..., The remaining block of woodland is cut down to ground level.     
level crossing        ( level crossings    plural  ) A level crossing is a place where a railway line crosses a road.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use grade crossing, railroad crossing     
level-headed     
If you describe a person as level-headed, you mean that they are calm and sensible even in difficult situations.      adj   (=sensible)  
Simon is level-headed and practical..., His level-headed approach suggests he will do what is necessary.     
level pegging      , level-pegging  
If two opponents in a competition or contest are level pegging, they are equal with each other.  
  (BRIT)      adj   v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n  
An opinion poll published in May showed Mrs Yardley was level-pegging with Mr Simpson.     
multi-level marketing     
Multi-level marketing is a marketing technique which involves people buying a product, then earning a commission by selling it to their friends. The abbreviation MLM is also used.      n-uncount  
...multi-level marketing schemes.     
sea level      , sea-level  
Sea level is the average level of the sea with respect to the land. The height of mountains or other areas is calculated in relation to sea level.      n-uncount  
The stadium was 2275 metres above sea level...     
spirit level        ( spirit levels    plural  ) , spirit-level   A spirit level is a device for testing to see if a surface is level. It consists of a plastic, wood, or metal frame containing a glass tube of liquid with an air bubble in it.      n-count  
split-level     
A split-level house or room has part of the ground floor at a different level from another part, usually because the house has been built on ground that slopes.      adj   usu ADJ n  
top-level     
A top-level discussion or activity is one that involves the people with the greatest amount of power and authority in an organization or country.      adj   ADJ n  
...a top-level meeting of American generals at the Pentagon.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
n.
government by revocable delegates chosen and controlled by groups of 25 delegators. Revocable delegates designated the higher levels : basis delegate, council delegate, deputy-delegate, national delegate, international delegate, and world delegate.

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