water level


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water level a water gauge that shows the level by showing the surface of the water in a trough or U-shaped tube
    • n water level the level of the surface of a body of water
    • n water level a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship
    • n water level underground surface below which the ground is wholly saturated with water "spring rains had raised the water table"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water level A kind of leveling instrument. See under Level n.
    • Water level an instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough, or in upright tubes connected by a pipe.
    • Water level The level formed by the surface of still water.
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  • A. Alvarez
    A. Alvarez
    “Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.”


In literature:

Can the firing be done more effectively if the water level is observed closely?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Everywhere you have the impression that formerly the waters of a lake must have covered the level verdure of the valley.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
Place in a kettle, cover with boiling water, add 2 level tsps.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Along the right bank of the Pripet River the land rises above the level of the water and is fairly thickly populated.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
When I come down next time, I shall fill them with water, so as to keep them just at this level.
"Orange and Green" by G. A. Henty
Add one cup of molasses, and after it is turned out put in one level teaspoon of soda and fill with boiling water.
"Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus" by Rufus Estes
They just managed to hold the water level, while up on deck Bull is tearin' his hair an' cursin' somethin' frightful.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
The result is a sudden elevation in the level of one part of the water.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It was one of these gales that tore away the bell from the lighthouse, though hung just over a hundred feet above water-level.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The lower part was about level with the water, so that we were able to penetrate to the interior without difficulty.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
It was hewn at a point well above the highest water level of the spring freshets.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
The broad river-bed of sand was before me as level as the waters of a lake.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Stir up a level teaspoonful in a glass of water and drink it.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
The centre girder may be built on the cantilevers and rolled into place or lifted from the water-level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
To hearten them, he and his men descended to the level of the water.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Taking out his knife, he made a scratch at the level of the water, and, once more taking the helm, the boat gracefully bent over and sped on.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
They soon reached the level of the water.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
When we had got farther on, the land rose a little above the water-level of the swamp.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
The spot on which I had been standing one minute was the next covered by the seething waters, when I retired to a higher level.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
The water is perfectly level with the banks, and sometimes overflows them.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

"WelI, you've won that bout, Sir Devil!
Here's the second; do your best!
Jump in holy water, level
With your neck; the bowl's been biest."
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
But Love still prayed, with agonizing wail,
"One, one last look, ye heaving waters, yield!"
Till Ocean, clashing in his jointed mail,
Raised the pale burden on his level shield.
"After A Lecture On Shelley" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Intricate manhood of ending, the invalid rivals,
Voyaging clockwise off the symboled harbour,
Finding the water final,
On the consumptives' terrace taking their two farewells,
Sail on the level, the departing adventure,
To the sea-blown arrival.
"I, In My Intricate Image" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Water levels are at historic lows.
Barge Industry Warns of Low Water Levels on Mississippi.
The Mississippi water level has been dropping considerably the last couple days.
In September, the water level in the lake hit an eight-year low.
Water levels drop around homes in Cedar Rapids , Iowa.
Some local residents think the project could produce lower water levels, endangering fishing and other traditional pastimes.
The recent rains have not been sufficient to raise the water levels in the reservoir.
Quinn says he's working with Durbin on critically low water levels on Mississippi River.
Spokesman Joe Scopelliti says the computer system that controls the reactor 's water level was not functioning properly.
The combination of higher-than-normal water levels and lower-than-usual air temperatures means perfect conditions for a whitewater rafting trip.
One of the wettest Mays on record has caused water levels on the St Croix River to rise to the point where boaters will be required to operate at slow no-wake speeds to minimize shoreline erosion between Taylors Falls and Prescott.
Just when it seemed like the water level was beginning to recede, a storm delivered heavy rain overnight and this morning, leaving the area's lakes, rivers and streams swollen again.
River water levels could lead to rising prices .
Parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer and water levels are falling rapidly.
There are growing signs that the water level in Lake Sakakawea will continue to drop significantly in the coming months, placing increased hopes on a big runoff next spring to recharge the reservoir.

In science:

Following a water- fillin g power allocation, a given transmitter allocates the highest power levels to the channels with the highest gains.
On the Benefits of Bandwidth Limiting in Decentralized Vector Multiple Access Channels
The term β is a Lagrangian multiplier, known as water-level, chosen to satisfy (Eq. 1).
On the Benefits of Bandwidth Limiting in Decentralized Vector Multiple Access Channels
The transmit power levels in (Eq. 6) can be iteratively obtained by using the water- filling algorithm described in [ 1].
On the Benefits of Bandwidth Limiting in Decentralized Vector Multiple Access Channels
In order to continue the various physics programs in SK with the Gd-loaded water, the attenuation length must be kept larger than 70 m, the level in the current SK.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
Check points of the water level are defined at regular space intervals.
Simple absorbing boundary conditions for wave simulations with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
To go beyond the PM level of description, simple models have been used to describe the solvent molecules (generally water).
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
There is a tree behind with ramified roots near to the water, symbolizing the parton model and in particular the quark level recombination.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
Moreover, the power allocation strategy in 8, specifically, the water-level λ is tightly coupled with the choice of In .
On the Fundamental Limits of Interweaved Cognitive Radios
In the next section, we present an algorithmic framework that approximates I ∗ n (and thus the water-level λ) using low-complexity iterative techniques.
On the Fundamental Limits of Interweaved Cognitive Radios
If Llower < Lt ≤ Lupper, then the Let Lt denote the water level at time t. state of the dam is called normal.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
In the paper, however, the water levels Lt are assumed to be integer-valued.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
If the level of water is between Llower and Lupper, then an interval between departures of water units (inverse output flow) has the probability distribution function B1 (x).
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
If the level of water exceeds Lupper, then an inverse output flow has the probability distribution function B2 (x).
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
Exact results are obtained in the particular case of linearly decreasing costs as the level of water increases (for brevity, this case is called linear costs ).
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
It is easy to envisage scenarios where we are only interested in certain aspects of the data (such as maximum water levels).
Considerate Approaches to Achieving Sufficiency for ABC model selection