(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

- acres of level farmland

Similar word(s): even, flat, plane

2. not showing abrupt variations

- spoke in a level voice

- she gave him a level look

Similar word(s): steady, unwavering

3. being on a precise horizontal plane

- a billiard table must be level

Similar word(s): horizontal

4. oriented at right angles to the plumb

- the picture is level

Similar word(s): even

5. of the score in a contest

Similar word(s): equal, even, tied

Sentences with level as an adjective:

- This table isn't quite level; see how this marble rolls off it?

- We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.

- His pulse has been level for 12 hours.

- He kept a level head under stress.

- a level head; a level understanding


1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

- a high level of care is required

Similar word(s): degree, grade

Definition categories: attribute, property

2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group

Similar word(s): grade, tier

Definition categories: state, rank

3. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

Similar word(s): degree, point, stage

Definition categories: state

4. height above ground

- the water reached ankle level

- the pictures were at the same level

Definition categories: attribute, altitude, height

5. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

Definition categories: man–made, indicator

6. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line

- park the car on the level

Definition categories: man–made, surface

7. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth

- a good actor communicates on several levels

Similar word(s): layer, stratum

Definition categories: thought, place

8. a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

- what level is the office on?

Similar word(s): floor, storey, story

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

Sentences with level as a noun:

- Hand me the level so I can tell if this is correctly installed.

- By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.

- The sound level is much too high; this hurts my ears.

- It took me weeks to get to level seven.

- My half-orc barbarian reached fifth level before he was squashed by a troll.

- Take the elevator and get off at the promenade level.


1. aim at

- level criticism or charges at somebody

Definition categories: competition, aim, direct, take, train

2. tear down so as to make flat with the ground

- The building was levelled

Similar word(s): dismantle, rase, raze

Definition categories: creation, destroy, destruct

3. make level or straight

- level the ground

Similar word(s): even, flush

Definition categories: contact

4. direct into a position for use

Similar word(s): charge, point

Definition categories: competition, aim, direct, take, train

5. talk frankly with; lay it on the line

- I have to level with you

Definition categories: communication, speak, talk

6. become level or even

- The ground levelled off

Definition categories: change

Sentences with level as a verb:

- You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.

- The hurricane leveled the forest.

- I levelled after defeating the dragon.

- He levelled an accusation of fraud at the directors.  The hunter levels the gun before taking a shot.

- to level all the ranks and conditions of men

- to level remarks to the capacity of children