• A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
    A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leveler a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions
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A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform A pagoda of three levels, built on a platform

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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
    • Leveler One who would remove social inequalities or distinctions; a socialist.
    • Leveler One who, or that which, levels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels
    • n leveler One who levels or makes even; one who or that which brings or reduces to a level, or destroys by leveling: as, time is the great leveler.
    • n leveler One who desires or strives to bring men to a common level; one who would level social distinctions, or who disregards differences of rank or status.
    • n leveler [capitalized] One of a party which arose in the army of the Long Parliament about 1647. They professed a determination to level all ranks and establish equality in titles and estates throughout the kingdom. They were put down by Fairfax.
    • n leveler A screw or other device fitted to the leg of a billiard-table or to any piece of apparatus for adjusting the table or apparatus to a true level.
    • n leveler An earth-scraper.
    • n leveler One of a secret society of rebels in Ireland in the latter half of the eighteenth century: named from their principles and the leveling of park palings and walls, practised by them.
    • n leveler In currying, a composition used to eradicate the grease before leather is dyed.
    • n leveler In golf, a hole of such length that no player can reach the green in one stroke and any player can reach it in two strokes.
    • n leveler A person who uses an engineer's level; a member of an engineering or surveying party.
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  • 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.”
  • Ayn Rand
    “There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.”
  • Eileen Caddy
    “Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level...”
  • Les Brown
    “You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.”


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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also leveller,


In literature:

In such deposits, intermediate levels for prospecting alone are better than complete levels, each a roadway.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
The datum plane generally used in maps is mean sea level, hence the elevations indicated would be the heights above mean sea level.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The height above the level of the sea is also differently estimated.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
When dry and hard the projecting portions can be neatly levelled off.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
The next three levels have all been burned into the bowels of the planetoid.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
There is much level, table land, between the streams.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
We are on level ground.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Nature forever seeks a level.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Where should level of standardization be set?
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
These two levels are represented on the same plan, being distinguished by a difference in the shading.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy

In poetry:

And we lay there, till the frightful revel,
Died in the dawn with a few short moans,
Of some that knelt in the wan and level
Shadows, that fell from the blackened bones.
"The Three Pilgrims" by Archibald Lampman
"I, Xerxes, am, beyond all kings, the Great!
The hills I level, and through mountains carve
A goodly pathway for my stately fleet,
And millions come and go at my behest."
"Xerxes" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Few are the years since that notable blessing,
Raised you from slaves to the powers of men.
Each year has seen you my brothers progressing,
Never to sink to that level again.
"Emancipation" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
To their sad level by compassion led,
One with the low and vile herself she made,
While thankless misery mocked the hand that fed,
And laughed to scorn her piteous masquerade.
"The Two Elizabeths" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Beyond our tents the sands stretch level and far.
Around this little oasis of Tamarind trees.
A curious, Eastern fragrance fills the breeze
From the ruinous Temple garden where roses are.
"Reverie OfMahomed Akram At The Tamarind Tank" by Laurence Hope
Beyond our tents the sands stretch level and far,
Around this little oasis of Tamarind trees.
A curious, Eastern fragrance fills the breeze
From the ruinous Temple garden where roses are.
"Reverie Of Mahomed Akram At The Tamarind Tank" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Kingston Middle School in Potsdam, grade-level teams create a community that nurtures students through the transitional middle-level years.
First, the desktop segment monetization is at sustainable levels, approaching levels close to that of traditional radio and thus implying Pandora's ability to monetize effectively with ads on its desktop service.
They added the levels were below federal safety levels and do not pose any health risks.
Parathyroid hormone level vs serial calcium levels.
Low-level flood alert for Snoqualmie, river flows level off.
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing accepts without change the definitions used in the ASCE report1 for professional level and technician level work as follows.
The linguistic theory of Applicative and Cognitive Grammar analyses the language in three levels as follows: the linguistic level, the predicative level, and the semantico-cognitive level.
And sewage pollution . At the time, attempts to measure stream pollution relied on dissolved oxygen levels for industrial waste and oxygen and coliform levels for sewage discharges.
" proficient " level, while 33 percent of the eighth-graders achieved that level in math.
It can be used at desktop level, or ceiling level, and from front or rear of the projection screen.
Japan's Radiation Levels On The Citizen Level.
The reactor 's temperature and water level were within normal operating levels at the time of the shutdown, Scopelliti said.
This is very scary and at last report the radiation levels in the atmosphere near the reactors jumped 300 times normal levels.
"It draws it down to 500 feet from a playground, a child care center and a school……It allows the municipalities to develop an ordinance that restricts where level 2 and level 3 sex offenders may live in their municipalities.".
Level 2 and level 3 offenders are considered the most dangerous.

In science:

The spatial extent of mode is defined by the difference in sample position where the mode rises above noise level and the position where the mode falls below the noise level (noise level is 5%).
Spatial Extent of Random Laser Modes
Surprisingly, our observations show that the statistics are determined by level repulsion, in complete analogy to level repulsion in quantum mechanics [31, 32]. A first experimental indication of spectral level repulsion was shown by Cao et al.
Spatial Extent of Random Laser Modes
The three triangular regions of the cell D are level sets of f , with the central triangle being in a lower level, and the two top triangles being on a common higher level.
O-minimal cohomology: finiteness and invariance results
All spaces one syntactic step away from root space are put on the first level above, all spaces two steps away on the second level, etc, . A tree-like justified graph has most of the nodes many steps (levels) away from the bottom node.
Comparative Study of Cities as Complex Networks
For example, consider a 2 level GREM with exponential driving distribution at the first level and Gaussian in the second, and give equal weights at the two levels, that is, a1 = a2 .
Contributions to Random Energy Models