• A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
    A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Levelism The disposition or endeavor to level all distinctions of rank in society.
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A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The highest bridge in the world is located in the Himalyan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army, in 1982, and is about 5,600 metres above sea level
    • n levelism The leveling of distinctions in society, or the principle or doctrine of such leveling.
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  • Les Brown
    “Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.”
  • Ruth Ross
    Ruth Ross
    “We won't even attempt to achieve what we do not believe at a deep level we can have or deserve.”
  • H. Ross Perot
    “If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.”
  • Arbie M. Dale
    Arbie M. Dale
    “To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.”
  • Stanley Horowitz
    Stanley Horowitz
    “Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.”


Dead level best - If you try your dead level best, you try as hard as you possibly could to do something.
On the level - If someone is honest and trustworthy, they are on the level.


In literature:

Still the boats are not quite level.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
If they could but reach the summit-level of the cliff!
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
He develops better all-round judgment and a more level head than the city boy.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The Colonial School's kitchen area was on one of the underground levels.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Zackey leaped up, and, scrambling over the debris with which the bottom of the level was covered, made good his retreat.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
There are upright stones standing from four to six feet each above the present level of the ground, but which may not be the original level.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
After a time the sheltering ridge ran down into the sandy level of the desert.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
At Rifaina Station we had reached the level of the banks of the Rio Grande, that is to say, 1,950 ft. above the sea level.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Once more the three shining tubes were levelled, promising certain death to the first who should approach within range.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Various parts of this depression, which, like Palestine, lie below the sea-level, are known as Salton, Coahuilla, and Imperial Valleys.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Natural science, the great leveler, had hardly stepped in as yet.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The snow was level with the hole, and lay to the depth of five feet all through the ravine.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
It was several acres in extent, quite level, and almost clear of vegetation.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Fifteen feet above sea level, you can see a light fifteen feet above sea level, seven miles away.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
There are two levels below this.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
In such a country the land is often changing its level.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The tide-level canal would also, of course, be supplied with sea-water, while the high-level will be a fresh-water canal.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
The borough is built on the slope of Locust Mountain, about 885 ft. above sea-level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Always drive your stake level, with the ground in which your trap is set if possible.
"Steel Traps" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The walls above this level vary in thickness from 8 ft. 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Along a level hill—
A clearing in wild space.
And night’s last tardy chill
Yet damp on morning’s face.
"Emus" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
But now, unheard, I saw afar
His cloud of windy mane,
Now, level as a blazing star,
He thunders thro' the plain!
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Across the level tableland,
A grassy, rarely trodden way,
With thinnest skirt of birchen spray
"Mabel Martin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To the heart of youth the world is a highwayside.
Passing for ever, he fares; and on either hand,
Deep in the gardens golden pavilions hide,
Nestle in orchard bloom, and far on the level land
Call him with lighted lamp in the eventide.
"Youth And Love" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He asks no favour from the Field, no forward place demands
Save what he claims by fearless heart and light and dainty hands;
No man need make a way for him at ditch or gap or gate,
He rides on level terms with all, if not at equal weight
"The Veteran" by William Henry Ogilvie
We sigh that widowed Carthage now lies levelled with the wave;
That Tadmor and Persepolis are silent as the grave;
But wizard fancy bids the crowds, that filled those ancient walls,
Once more arise in living pride, to throng their streets and halls.
"Historical Recollections" by Anonymous British

In news:

Starting in the $160s, it's sleek design offers two and three-level open plans that set a new level of livability you will love to come home to.
Fall provides me with the opportunity to work at football games at all levels – high school, NCAA Division II and the professional level.
Baseline Edge is a web-based system that gives schools a centralized look at data from the district level down to the school and student levels.
Crews found a hoarded home at a Level 2 where they encountered piles at waist level.
The FDA said Coca-Cola found levels up to 35 parts per billion of the fungicide , far below the European Union's maximum residue level of 200 parts per billion.
Lipitor has been shown to reduce heart attacks by lowering levels of LDL, but there is no comparable drug to raise levels of HDL .
The GWR-100 provides highly accurate level measurement utilizing time domain reflectometry (TDR) to continuously measure the distance, level, and volume of material contained in bins, tanks, and silos.
BinMaster Level Controls Introduces SmartBob Continuous Level Sensor With Output Direct to PLC.
A growing number of distributors are looking to take continuous replenishment program initiatives to a higher level of sophistication by bringing store-level data into the equation.
"The upper level niches are called the Heavenly Level," he said, "Because they are closer to heaven.".
The mid- level is the Heart Level, and then the Foundation.
Level 1 Records and information on level 1 offenders or those the state determines to be low risk are kept by the department, but are not available to the public and, by law, CANNOT be displayed on WWLP.com.
They were closed earlier this month when high water levels and unsatisfactory levels of fecal bacteria were detected in water samples.
The tool works by generating realistic simulations of PD emissions commonly found in MV and HV assets, including five levels of transient earth voltage (TEV) signal and five levels of ultrasonic sound.
Pension problems at the state level have been grabbing headlines for some time, but many experts believe the real trouble is at the local level.

In science:

The potential individuals of our branching process are the nodes of U at levels iL, i ≥ 0. A node u is called good if either it is the root (lies at level 0), or it lies at level (i + 1)L for some i ≥ 0, its ancestor v at level iL is good and Su − Sv ≤ (γ − ε)L.
Longest path distance in random circuits
Each gate on level n takes inputs from k randomly chosen gates on level n − 1, and a gate on the first level takes inputs from k randomly chosen input values.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
Since we don’t yet know the number of TRUE inputs Tn for level n + 1, we must generate the outputs of all connectives of level n + 1 for every possible number of TRUE inputs that might come from level n.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
For each level and each number of TRUE inputs to a level, each gate in the level is independently evaluated.
Parallel Complexity of Random Boolean Circuits
This note investigates cover levels of finite sets in the random interlacements model introduced in [Ann. of Math. (2) 171 (2010) 2039–2087], that is, the least level such that the set is completely contained in the random interlacement at that level.
Cover levels and random interlacements
It is discontinuous precisely at points y in the singular divisor, where it has two limits, indexing the two lifts y± of y to consecutive levels, where y+ = 0 is on the same level as y while y− = ∞ is on the next level.
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
For example, a level (2,2) multibuilding in this case looks just like the level 2 building described above, except that the pieces might be on different levels when regarded in different directions.
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
Remark 3.16 The C∗ action of NV induces a (C∗ )m action on a level m building such that each factor αl ∈ C∗ rescales the level l ≥ 1 piece of Xm normal to its zero divisor, fixes the level zero pointwise, and preserves the total divisor and its stratification, but not pointwise.
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
For example, a nontrivial component in the level (1,2) of a multi-directional building counts as a nontrivial component in both level 1 and also in level 2 if we regard it as part of a uni-directional building, see Example 4.13 (b).
GW Invariants Relative Normal Crossings Divisors
The dual of an interval order P of magnitude m is again an interval order of magnitude m, and an element of level i and up-level j in P has the level m + 1 − j and up-level m + 1 − i in P .
Counting Self-Dual Interval Orders
Although our scheme may miss some races in low level library, e.g., glibc, in practice, recording synchronization at the pthread library level is sufficient to successfully replay a multi-threaded program, while its performance overhead is much smaller than of recording at the glibc library level.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
Our conventions for defining the levels are governed by the overall convention that sections should be horizontal in the sense that they preserve the level structure, i.e. an element on level m is mapped by the section to an element on bi-level (m, m).
Applications of Polyfold Theory I: The Polyfolds of Gromov-Witten Theory
Furthermore, the rules in Line 15 –19 are u sed to chain successive priority levels, where a greater level J1 is more significant than its smaller neighbor J2, and to signal whether a priority level J2 is taken into account.
Complex Optimization in Answer Set Programming
The level structure of an atom or ion is characterized by a principal quantum number n, which defines the atomic level, and by the spin-orbit coupling (described by the quantum number j ), which splits these levels into fine structure sublevels.
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow
The two thin solid lines display the models which enclose the fine structure level data at the 90% confidence level (error bars for this transition are drawn both at 1σ and 90% confidence levels).
VLT/UVES and FORS2 spectroscopy of the GRB 081008 afterglow