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level

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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levellev‧el1 /ˈlevəl/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 amount the amount or degree of something, compared to another amount or degree 🔊 Inflation fell to its lowest level in 30 years.level of 🔊 Increased supplies are needed to meet the level of demand. 🔊 Dolphins show a high level of intelligence.see thesaurus at amount2 standardPOSITION/RANK a particular standard of skill or ability, for example in education or sportat ... level 🔊 Students at this level may have problems with basic grammar. 🔊 What level do you think you’re at?beginner/advanced/national etc level 🔊 Few athletes can compete at international level. 🔊 an advanced-level coursebook A level3 heightHORIZONTAL the height of something in relation to the ground or to another objectat ... level 🔊 Your arms should be at the same level as your desk.eye/knee/shoulder etc level (=the same height as your eyes etc) 🔊 Skirts this year are just above knee level.water/oil etc level (=the height of the water etc from the ground or the bottom of a container) 🔊 Check the water level in the car radiator. ground level, sea level4 floor/groundTBB a floor or area of ground that is at a particular height, especially when you can go up or down to other floors or areason ... level 🔊 Didn’t we park the car on Level 2? 🔊 The town is built on different levels. 🔊 The medical center is on one level (=so that you do not have to go up or down). split-level5 rank of jobPOSITION/RANK a particular position in a system that has different ranks of importanceat ... level 🔊 Training is offered at each level in the department.at board/management/senior etc level 🔊 Further talks at ministerial level were held. high-level, low-level6 way of understanding a way of considering or understanding somethingon ... level 🔊 The story can be understood on many different levels.on a personal/practical/superficial etc level 🔊 I agree with you, but only on a theoretical level.7 at local/state/national etc level8 be on the level9 descend/sink to somebody’s level10 toolTZ a tool used for checking that a surface is flat syn spirit-levelCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + levelhighThe level of salt in his diet was too high.lowThe level of violent crime is lower than ten years ago.a record level (=the highest ever level)Sales have reached record levels.noise/pollution levelsNoise levels are unacceptably high.price/income/wage levelsWage levels had failed to keep up with inflation.stress levelI find exercise helps with my stress levels.energy/fitness levelHer fitness level is better than that of most 20-year-olds.verbsa level rises/goes up/increasesThe level of unemployment has increased.a level falls/goes down/decreasesPollution levels have fallen slightly.achieve/reach a levelChina’s imports of wheat reached record levels.remain/stay at a levelThe fees are likely to remain at current levels.maintain a levelIt's difficult to maintain the same level of physical fitness.increase a levelHealthy eating can increase your energy level.reduce a levelHe made an effort to reduce his stress levels.
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levelhigher-level math courseshigh-level talksWe actively monitor sickness absence levels and record the amount of time that people are unable to come to work.The company provides training for staff at all levels.It is also necessary to distinguish between different sections and levels of the republican movement.The apartment is split into two different levels with a bedroom on each.A survey by the Engineering Industry Training Board found that the technology widened the gap between people with different levels of skills.Posters line the walls at eye level.The company continues to enjoy a high level of sales.People who suffer heart attacks tend to have a high level of cholesterol in the blood.Each trainee is expected to show a high level of expertise before they graduate.There are not many part-time workers in the middle and higher levels of management.The men at his level were spawning secrets that quivered like reptile eggs.Few athletes can compete at the international level.Background noise levels at New York's J. F. Kennedy international airport are between 51-98 decibels.Pollution levels in some rivers are already dangerous.The bureau still enacts the legally specified reversion level, which is still greater than the median voter's most preferred choice.the rising level of crime in the inner citiesThe village is about 1500 metres above sea level.Do not raise the weight above shoulder level.If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level?Flexible scheduling has been a life-saver which has reduced the overall stress levels in our lives immeasurably.Hang the picture just below the level of the window.a device that measures the level of carbon monoxide in the airThe water is treated to reduce the levels of pollution in it.Employers always want their employees to maintain or increase their level of performance.Check the water level in the car radiator.at ... levelAt one level the response is simple: meetings, briefings, speeches, decisions and law-making.At the local level, too, there were calls for the maximum amount of latitude in self-administration.At this level of detail, the atmosphere of Mars is quite similar to that of Venus.If the first drug tried does not result in complete control at high therapeutic levels, a second drug should be substituted.They are not necessarily all living at the same level on the shore.Perched at the top level is one large unit.Historically, party-switching at the national level has been relatively rare.The Group felt that the proposed role was unworkable at UG7 level.at ... levelAt one level the response is simple: meetings, briefings, speeches, decisions and law-making.At the local level, too, there were calls for the maximum amount of latitude in self-administration.At this level of detail, the atmosphere of Mars is quite similar to that of Venus.If the first drug tried does not result in complete control at high therapeutic levels, a second drug should be substituted.They are not necessarily all living at the same level on the shore.Perched at the top level is one large unit.Historically, party-switching at the national level has been relatively rare.The Group felt that the proposed role was unworkable at UG7 level.on ... levelOn a lower level of importance there are numerous examples of the prevalence and occasional success of political espionage.On a technical level the book is well-informed, well-presented, and is a valuable addition to any serious mountaineer's library.At various times Keynes operated on all three levels, and moved easily from one to another.If Glencar does apply for a licence and planning permission to mine in west Mayo it will meet opposition on two levels.That would give them extraordinary power over the lives of other people on a level simply not acceptable in a democracy.Softball is played on the college level by young women.Sec. in his report remarked on the high level of activity there has been during the past year.The rink was on two levels and had an Alpine atmosphere to it with pine trees and the snowflake effects.at ... levelAt one level the response is simple: meetings, briefings, speeches, decisions and law-making.At the local level, too, there were calls for the maximum amount of latitude in self-administration.At this level of detail, the atmosphere of Mars is quite similar to that of Venus.If the first drug tried does not result in complete control at high therapeutic levels, a second drug should be substituted.They are not necessarily all living at the same level on the shore.Perched at the top level is one large unit.Historically, party-switching at the national level has been relatively rare.The Group felt that the proposed role was unworkable at UG7 level.on ... levelOn a lower level of importance there are numerous examples of the prevalence and occasional success of political espionage.On a technical level the book is well-informed, well-presented, and is a valuable addition to any serious mountaineer's library.At various times Keynes operated on all three levels, and moved easily from one to another.If Glencar does apply for a licence and planning permission to mine in west Mayo it will meet opposition on two levels.That would give them extraordinary power over the lives of other people on a level simply not acceptable in a democracy.Softball is played on the college level by young women.Sec. in his report remarked on the high level of activity there has been during the past year.The rink was on two levels and had an Alpine atmosphere to it with pine trees and the snowflake effects.
levellevel2 ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 FLATflat and not sloping in any direction 🔊 The floors in the old house were not completely level. 🔊 a level surface suitable for wheelchairssee thesaurus at flat2 a) HIGHtwo things that are level are at the same height as each otherlevel with 🔊 Your eyes should be level with the top of the screen. 🔊 The curtains aren’t quite level. b) British EnglishEQUAL two sports teams, competitors etc that are level have the same number of pointslevel with 🔊 Before the weekend, Madrid was level with Barcelona. 🔊 They finished level, with ten points each. level-pegging c) having the same value or position as something or someone elselevel with 🔊 Borrowing rates rose to over 8%, roughly level with those in America. 🔊 He cycled along beside her, keeping level.3 a level playing field4 do your level best (to do something)5 level voice/look/gaze6 level teaspoon/cup etc (of something)
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levelThese shelves aren't level.The floor was level, but the walls sloped inward.He looked for a strip of level ground where he could land the plane.Wright's system for cursive script recognition has efficient low-level processing but relies on a dictionary and higher level linguistic processing.level withI promise I won't get angry. Just level with me and tell me what happened.Your eyes should be level with the top of the computer screen.I'm going to level with you - some of the other managers don't think you're ready for a promotion.
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levellevel3 ●○○ verb (levelled, levelling British English, leveled, leveling American English) 🔊 🔊 1 FLAT[transitive] (also level something ↔ off/out) to make something flat and smooth 🔊 Workers leveled the wet concrete with a piece of wood. 🔊 Cover with a layer of sand and level it off.2 DESTROY[transitive] to knock down or destroy a building or area completely 🔊 Bombs levelled a large part of the town.3 [intransitive, transitive] British EnglishDS to make the score in a game or competition equal 🔊 He slipped the ball into the net to level the score at 1–1. 🔊 United went ahead but the visitors levelled in the 73rd minute.4 level the playing field5 level criticism/charges/accusations etc at/against somebody level something at somebody/something level off/out level with somebody
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levelFifth wheels are roomier but can be difficult to level.In particular the northernmost pond is being filled in and levelled.In consequence, by mid-afternoon, exhaustion levelled her with a sledgehammer blow.The storm leveled hundreds of houses, but left some untouched.The site of the explosion has now been levelled out and is going to be made into a memorial garden.After a short steep pull, the path levels out.It is important to level the land before planting.First, the state levels the playing field.However, Wainwright offered stubborn resistance, and responded with some hard hitting from the baseline to level the score at 6-6.level the scoreBut Marsh needed no second invitation and sent keeper Nigel Martyn the wrong way to level the score.But Wilkinson missed again with a kick that would have levelled the scores.In that respect, at least, he had levelled the score.After Johnson restored Northern's lead midway through the half, Robson missed a chance to level the scores again.Karpov took game 22 and needed one more win to level the score and retain his title.However, Wainwright offered stubborn resistance, and responded with some hard hitting from the baseline to level the score at 6-6.Three penalties by Hobbs kept Bradford firmly in contention and another soon after the interval levelled the scores at 8-8.
From Longman Business Dictionarylevellev‧el1 /ˈlevəl/ noun1[countable] the measured amount of something that exists at a particular time or in a particular placeThe longer poor performance continues, the more comfortable employees become with their lower level of productivity. price level salary level2[countable]HUMAN RESOURCES all the people or jobs within an organization, industry etc that have similar importance and responsibilityDue to the importance of the issue, negotiations will have to be held at a more senior level.We need to recruit more employees at the management level. entry levellevellevel2 verb (levelled, levelling British English, leveled, leveling) American English level off/out→ See Verb table
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Verb table
level
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylevel
he, she, itlevels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylevelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave levelled
he, she, ithas levelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad levelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill level
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have levelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam levelling
he, she, itis levelling
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you, we, theyare levelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas levelling
you, we, theywere levelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been levelling
he, she, ithas been levelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been levelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be levelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been levelling
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