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Dictionary definition for: Level

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"

2. (s) having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk" "acres of level farmland" "a plane surface"

3. (v) aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"

4. (s) not showing abrupt variations; "spoke in a level voice" "she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss

5. (n) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"

6. (v) tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"

7. (s) being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level"

8. (n) 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?"

9. (v) make level or straight; "level the ground"

10. (n) height above ground; "the water reached ankle level" "the pictures were at the same level"

11. (s) oriented at right angles to the plumb; "the picture is level"

12. (v) direct into a position for use; "point a gun" "He charged his weapon at me"

13. (v) talk frankly with; lay it on the line; "I have to level with you"

14. (n) indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

15. (v) become level or even; "The ground levelled off"

16. (n) a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level"

17. (n) structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?"

18. (n) 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"

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