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Adjective

level (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
level

Comparative
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  1. The same height at all places; parallel to the ground.
    This table isn't quite level; see how this marble rolls off it?
  2. At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.
    We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.
  3. (Frequency) Being unvaried.
    His pulse has been level for 12 hours.
  4. Being sensible.
    He kept a level head under stress.

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Noun

Singular
level

Plural
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level ({{{1}}})
  1. A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
    Hand me the level so I can tell if this is correctly installed.
  2. A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
    By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.
  3. Degree or amount.
    The sound level is much too high; this hurts my ears.
    We've reached a new level of success.
  4. In an Internet post, an indication of the number of previous replies at which a portion of text was written.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of several discrete segments of a game generally increasing in difficulty. Often numbered. Often, each level occupies different physical space (levels don't require any direct physical relationship to each other, e.g. vertically stacked, horizontally chained, etc).
    It took me weeks to get to level seven.
    Watch out for the next level; the bad guys there are really overpowered.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.
    My half-orc barbarian reached fifth level before he was squashed by a troll.
  7. A floor of a multi-storey building.
    Take the elevator and get off at the promenade level.

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Verb

Infinitive
to level

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to level (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
or

Infinitive
to level

Third person singular
levell

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to level (third-person singular simple present levell, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground of possible.
    You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.
  2. To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
    The hurricane leveled the forest.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To progress to the next level.
    I levelled after defeating the dragon.
  4. To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
    He levelled an accusation of fraud.
  5. (rare) To levy.
    • 2007, Mary Jacoby, EU investigators endorse charges against Intel, Wall Street Journal Europe (17 Jan 07, p. 32, col 5),
      Ultimately, Ms. Kroes [European Union Antitrust Commissioner] could level a fine and order Intel to change its business practices.

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