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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _level_, from Old French _livel_, _liveau_, later _nivel_, _niveau_, from Latin _libella_ (“a balance, a level”), diminutive of _libra_ (“a balance, a level”); see libra, librate.

From Middle English level, from Old French livel, liveau, later nivel, niveau, from Latin libella (a balance, a level), diminutive of libra (a balance, a level); see libra, librate.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɛv.əl/ * Rhymes: -ɛvəl

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɛv.əl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛvəl

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

LEVEL (_comparative_ LEVELER, _superlative_ LEVELEST) * The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground. _This table isn't quite LEVEL; see how this marble rolls off it?_ * Milton the smooth and LEVEL pavement * 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._ * Unvaried in frequency. _His pulse has been LEVEL for 12 hours._ * Calm. _He kept a LEVEL head under stress._ * In the same position or rank. * Shakespeare Young boys and girls / Are LEVEL now with men. * Straightforward; direct; clear. * M. Arnold a very plain and LEVEL account * Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial. _a LEVEL head; a LEVEL understanding_ * Shakespeare a LEVEL consideration * (phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection. (Can we find and add a quotation of H. Sweet to this entry?) ANTONYMS * unbalanced * uneven * tilted DERIVED TERMS * level playing field * dead level RELATED TERMS * square TRANSLATIONS

level (comparative leveler, superlative levelest)

  1. The same height at all places; parallel to a flat 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. Unvaried in frequency.
    His pulse has been level for 12 hours.
  4. Calm.
    He kept a level head under stress.
  5. In the same position or rank.
  6. Straightforward; direct; clear.
  7. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial.
    a level head; a level understanding
  8. (phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of H. Sweet to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

LEVEL (_plural_ LEVELS) * 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._ * 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._ * Degree or amount. The sound LEVEL is much too high; this hurts my ears.

level (plural levels)

  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.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

LEVEL (_third-person singular simple present_ LEVELS, _present participle_ LEVELING _or_ LEVELLING, _simple past and past participle_ LEVELED _or_ LEVELLED) * To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as possible. _You can LEVEL the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet._ * To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze. _The hurricane LEVELED the forest._ * John Dryden (1631-1700) He LEVELS mountains and he raises plains. * (gaming) To progress to the next level. _I LEVELLED after defeating the dragon._ * To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc). _He LEVELLED an accusation of fraud at the directors.  The hunter LEVELS the gun before taking a shot._ * John Stow (c.1525–1605) Bertram de Gordon, standing on the castle wall, LEVELLED a quarrel out of a crossbow. * 1879, Richard Jefferies, _The Amateur Poacher_, chapter1: But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window

level (third-person singular simple present levels, present participle leveling or levelling, simple past and past participle leveled or levelled)

  1. To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as 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. (gaming) 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 at the directors.  The hunter levels the gun before taking a shot.
Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* level in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * level in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911


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