Meaning of LEVEL in English

LEVEL

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a level of ability/ability level

The children were of the same age and ability level.

a level of ability/ability level

The children were of the same age and ability level.

a level of commitment

This post demands a high level of commitment.

A level

She decided to stay on at school and do her A levels.

a level/standard/degree of competence

The trainees are expected to acquire a basic level of competence.

a record number/level/time etc

Pollution in the lake has reached record levels.

acceptable level

How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?

Advanced level

an income level/group

The tax rate rises with the individual’s income level.

A/S level

I’m taking A/S levels in French, Spanish, English, and Maths.

at board level (= at a senior level in a company, involving people on the board )

The policy was approved at board level.

at/on a superficial level

At a superficial level, things seem to have remained the same.

be level on points BrE:

The teams finished level on points.

below ground level

These youngsters work 70 metres below ground level .

degree level

Candidates should be educated to degree level.

degree/level of expertise

Different financial advisers will have different levels of expertise.

descend to sb’s level (= behave or speak as badly as someone else )

Other people may gossip, but don’t descend to their level.

do/take A/S levels

do/take (your) A levels

She decided to stay on at school and do her A levels.

drag...down to...level

Don’t let them drag you down to their level .

employment levels (= the number of people employed in an area )

Employment levels in the region are above the national average.

energy levels (= the amount of energy someone has )

Regular exercise increases your energy levels.

entry level

eye level

Your screen should be at eye level.

fitness levels

His fitness levels are as good as someone much younger.

ground level

The flats are set around a courtyard with shops at ground level.

high level/degree/rate etc (of sth)

High levels of car use mean our streets are more congested than ever.

high crime rates

high interest rates

level an accusation against/at sb (= bring an accusation against someone )

As a result, some outrageous accusations were levelled at her.

level criticism at sb/sth (= aim it at someone or something )

A great deal of criticism was levelled at the company.

level crossing

level of earnings (= the amount a person or company earns )

He found he was having to work harder just to maintain his level of earnings.

level the match (= make the score level )

Woods won the last two holes to level the match.

noise levels

The hospital is trying to reduce noise levels to help patients sleep.

O level

on a personal level (= used when giving your own opinion rather than the opinion of the organization you represent )

On a personal level, it’s been a very positive experience.

Ordinary level

pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc

The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.

pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc

The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.

pollution levels

The aim is to reduce pollution levels to those of the 1930s.

predetermined level/limit/amount etc

a predetermined level of spending

production levels/targets etc

radiation levels

The background radiation level was normal.

reach a level

He eventually reached the level of Senior Instructor.

sb's level of anxiety

Patients experience high levels of anxiety at time of admission to hospital.

sb’s stress level ( also sb’s level of stress )

Exercise reduces stress levels.

sea level

Average sea levels are rising year on year.

sea level

1,000 m above sea level

spirit level

stoop to sb’s/that level

Don’t stoop to her level.

(the) breakeven point/level

The firm should reach breakeven point after one year.

the level of activity

The level of economic activity has increased.

the level of satisfaction (= the number of people who feel satisfied )

Research shows a high level of satisfaction with the system.

the level of unemployment

The level of unemployment among young people is rising.

varying levels

Children with varying levels of ability can still be taught together.

wage levels/rates

Wage levels remained low during the 1930s.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

acceptable

The teacher will use a wide range of approaches and materials to bring them all up to an acceptable level of performance.

In such cases, the environment provides foot soldiers with confusing signals regarding the acceptable level and forms of political activism.

A large quantity of information is needed in order to reduce this uncertainty to an acceptable level .

How do we reach an acceptable level of data security?

But if there is a significant improvement then the programme can be continued until the problem reaches an acceptable level .

Britain prefers absolute standards, which would exclude all products that failed to come up to the minimum acceptable level .

He argues that by maintaining the job environment at an acceptable level then feelings of dissatisfaction can be avoided.

Some draftees embark on starvation diets so that they weigh below the acceptable level at the medical.

current

Again, the amount of time you run depends on your current fitness level .

That would leave those short of pounds at current levels exposed to large losses.

Interest rates would be fixed at 5 percent instead of the current market level of 10.

While the general trend for growing plants is increasing, there is some variation about each current level .

This high level of growth is largely attributable to the current extremely low level of industrialisation.

Inflation was projected to fall to 8.9 percent from its current official level of 23 percent.

But given the current high levels of unemployment Clinton must be right to take positive action.

This is because benefits are below, and sometimes substantially below, current wage levels .

different

It denotes different levels in the staff hierarchy.

There are different levels , and it just depends on how important working is to you.

The bind arises when the speaker expresses two or more messages which are incompatible, at different levels of communication.

Frequently the stresses involve a combination of these different levels .

This is floated in the water being tested and assumes different levels of submergence depending on the salinity of the solution.

This discussion held a number of themes at different levels .

Local authorities and other spending bodies are free to provide a different level of service and may vary in their efficiency.

high

They also bring a high level of expertise which will obviously benefit our clients.

And investors did applaud, at one point pushing the stock to 69, its highest level in eight years.

By 1979, local-government current spending and manpower was at its highest level .

Water conditions in lakes, reservoirs and streams have stabilized at high , productive levels .

But close examination showed that species intolerant of acid conditions or high nitrogen levels were not reappearing.

Trading was extraordinarily heavy, reflecting high levels of computer-driven trading activity.

It is an essential key for achieving high levels of profit consistently.

On the higher literary level it rubbished quite a bit of Hardy and much of D.H.Lawrence.

local

At a local level , Gloucester's changes were largely confined to filling gaps left by the removal of the Woodvilles.

The idea is that community standards could be more closely applied on a local level .

The data are then sent back to the states for use at state, district, and local levels .

At the local level , there has been a considerable range of approaches to public transport provision.

A number of public services and voluntary bodies are engaged in fighting drug misuse at local level .

At the local level , too, there were calls for the maximum amount of latitude in self-administration.

As well as teaching, Pauline has been a very active fundraiser at local and national levels .

low

Lack of rain is one reason for low ground water levels .

Crabb said non-ferrous prices now appear to have stabilized at lower levels and ferrous prices have increased.

The lakes were at their lowest levels for 20 years, and Chew was lower than I can ever remember.

Those suffering from frequent or daily headaches typically have an unusually low magnesium level .

The 20 tonnes of lead in the batteries has been found to have an immeasurably low level of background radiation.

Paganism and extreme idolatry are indicative of a low level of intellectual capacity and of a limited concern for human welfare.

Work is now starting on the lower service level .

Hall effect semiconductors will measure low flux levels although their response tends to be non-linear and temperature dependent.

senior

At least ten years experience at senior management level .

The issue has been discussed at senior levels within the Church in the last fortnight, Sunday Life has learned.

Provenzano is suspected of having informants at senior levels , as well as friends among Sicily's left-wing politicians.

Falconer, who won youth and Under-21 caps with Aberdeen, could be considered for a problem role at senior international level .

In most organisations there are few people who enjoy reputations as good presenters, even at a senior level .

Official contact at senior level resumed in November 1990 when Bush met with Qian in Washington.

Representative rugby at senior level , ie games played by the Ulster provincial team seem to be reducing in number each season.

top

We want to stay at the top level while doing the same things we did 40 years ago.

The top level , the strategical level, is required for tasks like route planning and estimating travel time.

The effectiveness of training and development should be reviewed at the top level and lead to renewed commitment and target setting.

At the top competitive level it requires a lot of agility.

The class now numbers about 5,000 and enjoys top level racing the world over.

Even at the top levels of competition, players use stones belonging to the premises in which they are playing.

Spread the top level and bake for 30-40 mins or until well risen and the top is golden brown.

■ NOUN

ground

Motion at the rooftops of two nearby buildings was up to three times that at ground level .

This can usually be accomplished from ground level with a variety of hooks, shovels and clamps attached to long poles.

She smiled, and then began to climb the stairs to the ground level and the shapechanger.

The fierce, distorted blind face of the creature appeared at ground level , on its side, searching.

We pass a council estate and a forlorn shop which seems to have been carved into the ground level of the estate.

A three-storeyed neo-classical frontage of immense length, the ground level is in grey stone, the upper storeys in pale ochre.

The flats are set around a spacious courtyard with shops at ground level .

Bacon's sweet-shop and grocery was at ground level .

income

These data will be used to develop profiles of the living standards of similar household types at different income levels .

The middle class, as measured by the percentage of households at each income level , is fading.

Adult education must be accessible to people on all income levels .

What percentage of people from families below a certain income level were entering college?

Councils will set rents at a reasonable level , reflecting income levels in the different regions and localities.

A wide range of issues determine how a neighborhood fares -- location, school district, income levels and even airport noise.

From these profiles it will be established which, if any, indicators most clearly differentiate between groups at different income levels .

Registration involves disclosing your income level and profession, making it possible for advertisers to target their products to you.

noise

Where it should have tried harder, however, is with taming mechanical noise levels .

Although children under 3 can enjoy many of the activities, they might be frightened by the noise level .

The pickup features an exclusive transducer that Guild claim offers advanced sensitivity and dynamic range as well as low noise levels .

I mean nada, zilch, noise level , off the screen, under the radar.

In general, the controls are well-positioned and maximum noise level is 79dBA.

The noise level was high in both languages; all faces were deadly serious.

The fact that the pot is wired in reverse should have no effect on noise levels .

And, as a result, giving it better driving stability, reduced fuel consumption and lower noise levels .

price

For the people, this meant stable price levels , rising living standards, and increased employment opportunities.

Instead of tracking these individual sectoral shifts, macroeconomists focus on the overall price level .

Changes in the price level , however, have been central to the macroeconomics of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

This derivation can be made more complex and realistic if the price level affects other variables.

The general price level consequently rose by 40 percent per month in the first six months of peace.

Downwardly sticky wages gives a J shape to the curve, labelled, with the curve beginning at the existing price level .

record

Yesterday's trade figures showed clearly that export volumes were at record levels even in a worldwide economic downturn.

On March 10 the authorities issued a warning to people to stay indoors after concentrations of low-level ozone reached record levels .

Mr. Mellor United Kingdom exports have grown 23 percent. over the past five years, and reached record levels during 1991.

Exports from Ireland were at record levels .

Because Britain has been covered, during the last few weeks, with record levels of toxic and other dangerous substances.

Personal bankruptcies and consumer credit defaults are also at record levels .

There are record levels of unemployment in spite of their fiddled figures.

In many countries, IPOs have reached record levels just before stockmarket crashes.

sea

It was in his opinion a piece of architectural magic, suspended twenty feet above sea level .

That wave peaked at nine stories above sea level at Yoshihama.

At sea level we would have got a different picture as the man-eating breakers punched against the rocky coast.

Then, too, the ocean is so deep that its volume is six times greater than all land above sea level .

Most of the great cities are near sea level .

Damage is light, and there are no deaths or injuries because the residents live well above sea level .

Maybe Panamarenko has anticipated a greater rise in the sea level than global warming suggests.

And then there is that tsunami deposit found three hundred meters above sea level on Lanai!

state

At state level , Democrats now control both houses of the local legislature in 17 states.

This tightness is reflected almost everywhere at state level too.

More recently, the use of lasers to excite specific upper state levels has allowed emission spectra to be studied.

The importance of the Catholic vote is obvious at state level .

The decision has generated sheafs of proposed new abortion legislation, pro and anti, at state level .

At the state level , the leadership of governors and state superintendents of education often has been essential.

Even the left-wing parties that may yet form the government have a record of economic reform at state level .

At the state level , Arizona got rid of line items for several years under Governor Bruce Babbitt, with great success.

water

The photographs were taken at a high water level .

When the leaves have reached the water level they wind about below the surface and become dense tangles.

Broadly speaking, strong winds raise the water level in the direction towards which the wind blows.

Scientists will know more when they start lowering the water level next Tuesday.

But the question really is to explain variations in water level along the coast.

Instead, the water level rose during several hours.

They consist of ridges of shingle and sand projecting above high water level and generally lying a few kilometres offshore.

Afterward the height of the water level decreases evenly.

■ VERB

achieve

How can they achieve maximum or target levels of profits or sales without precise information concerning their revenues and costs?

No space launch system has ever achieved such a level of reliability.

It would be great if we could achieve that level of non-smoking among school and college students.

But sometimes the arousal achieves only a level of stupor, even when a pinch is used.

To achieve the highest levels of profit the Profitboss sets to achieve the highest levels of trust within his team.

The Catalans have also achieved a tremendously high level of autonomy.

On the public platform they forget the things they're achieving on a local level while working with us.

They are said to be generally positive to the takeover but still need to achieve certain comfort levels .

increase

The inhibitors might therefore be causing amnesia not because they prevent protein synthesis but because of their effect on increasing amino acid levels .

As black participation in the economy increased , the level of repression to enforce apartheid was stepped up.

Cigarettes increase the carbon monoxide level in the blood.

As hospitals continue to consolidate, centralize, and diversify functions, competition will increase at all job levels .

If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level ?

In patients with an increased total body sodium content, administration of salt to increase serum sodium level is inappropriate.

Set your team a competition to increase profit levels by 10 percent this week.

Bromocriptine increases the level of dopamine in the brain, which controls rhythmic biological cycles that recur every 24 hours.

maintain

Out of all these, only two have to live to maturity to maintain the level of the population.

Or can they maintain their level of excellence?

It helped to maintain levels of production and to prevent price-cutting wars which led to further bankruptcies and so to further unemployment.

Mr Runkel plans to maintain those levels as long as interest rates are falling.

You can see that there are plenty of reasons to maintain a reasonable level of exercise.

Hence an increase of 7 percent would have been required to maintain the real level of spending.

If you want to get the most out of life you need to maintain a certain level of muscular stamina.

To help maintain an optimum level of excitement.

raise

Like two poker players, each raises its level of hormonal bidding, until one of them feels outbid, and folds.

The acidity in the citrus is excellent for raising the acid level in the compost heap.

Their love of wine leads to raised levels of alcoholism, for one thing, which balances out the supposed benefits.

A number of the dilemmas discussed above have raised the level of frustration of the scientists.

In post-colonial economies there is a continuing reliance on raising levels of absolute rather than the relative surplus value of labour.

Expect to see new calls on the administration -- of either party -- to somehow create jobs faster and raise wage levels .

It was found that scant attention had been paid to raising the cultural level of party members.

Almost all Modigliani's portraits have an air of mystery which raises them above the level of the mundane.

reach

As the winding current is increased, however, the flux density in the iron eventually reaches its saturation level .

When the leaves have reached the water level they wind about below the surface and become dense tangles.

It has been very difficult too for women to reach the higher levels of penal policy-making and administration.

It did not reach that level of debate.

In many countries, IPOs have reached record levels just before stockmarket crashes.

And when Jasper has reached this next level , people will probably be thanking her again.

Sales have reached record levels , mainly through company stores in Florida, and it has become Porter Paints' fastest-growing product.

In order for most of us to become self-motivated learners, we need to reach a certain level of success.

reduce

In some people a combination of drugs reduced it to undetectable levels and-perhaps-led to a cure.

Then they reduced humidity levels , cut back on lighting and dropped the temperatures from 75 degrees to about 70.

Women choosing surgery had significantly reduced levels of anxiety while those who declined had no such reduction.

Many experts believe that the risks have not yet been reduced to an acceptable level to attempt human cloning.

As cash reserves fall, the banks may be forced to reduce further the level of bank deposits.

A bill was passed reducing the tax profit level from 50 to 40 percent and 35 percent in agriculture.

We will make sure, too, that imports are reduced to the same levels as they were under the Labour Government.

Within six months, those counselled had reduced the level of their risky behaviours by 50 % compared with the others.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at gut level

She knew at gut level that he was lying.

For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.

Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.

draw level

As each boat drew level, we waved cheerfully.

As he drew level with the double gates, they swung open.

As I drew level with the two vehicles I saw that Carla's front door was wide open.

It drew level, then cut back its engine, and came wallowing close alongside.

The big patrol boat cut its engines as it drew level, and the grey-painted military hull sank down into the water.

The first thing she saw when she drew level with the chest-high partition was a picture on the far wall.

They drew level after 77 minutes, courtesy of a neat snap shot from Brian Donaghy and the floodgates opened.

Wycombe will draw level on points with Colchester if they win their Conference match at Farnborough this afternoon.

entry level product/model/computer etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a device that measures the level of carbon monoxide in the air

Background noise levels at New York's J. F. Kennedy international airport are between 51-98 decibels.

Check the water level in the car radiator.

Do not raise the weight above shoulder level .

Each trainee is expected to show a high level of expertise before they graduate.

Employers always want their employees to maintain or increase their level of performance.

Few athletes can compete at the international level .

Hang the picture just below the level of the window.

high-level talks

higher-level math courses

People who suffer heart attacks tend to have a high level of cholesterol in the blood.

Pollution levels in some rivers are already dangerous.

Posters line the walls at eye level .

The apartment is split into two different levels with a bedroom on each.

The company continues to enjoy a high level of sales.

The company provides training for staff at all levels.

the rising level of crime in the inner cities

The village is about 1500 metres above sea level .

The water is treated to reduce the levels of pollution in it.

There are not many part-time workers in the middle and higher levels of management.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A survey by the Engineering Industry Training Board found that the technology widened the gap between people with different levels of skills.

Flexible scheduling has been a life-saver which has reduced the overall stress levels in our lives immeasurably.

If I build a trickle filter, holding approximately 10 gallons, will I be able to increase my stocking level ?

It is also necessary to distinguish between different sections and levels of the republican movement.

The bureau still enacts the legally specified reversion level , which is still greater than the median voter's most preferred choice.

The men at his level were spawning secrets that quivered like reptile eggs.

We actively monitor sickness absence levels and record the amount of time that people are unable to come to work.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

flight

The Altimeter will be the main pitch-support instrument in level flight .

Be ready to push the stick forward as the model returns to level flight .

Investigators at the scene concluded that the airplane was unmistakably in level flight when it hit.

The student can be asked to pitch nose-down gently from level flight and from diving and climbing attitudes.

gaze

Her eyes were a washed-out blue with a level gaze .

When the peat-brown eyes fixed on hers again, their level gaze showed he had recovered from his astonishment at seeing her.

ground

We had reached level ground so winching was relatively easy.

Finally I found level ground and a place that seemed like it might be comfortable.

Jane crossed the small square of level ground in front of the caves.

He realized now that they were almost on level ground .

That car was deliberately released on level ground , eh?

We are now on level ground and on the left is the Salvation Army Citadel.

This planting plan is suitable for either sloping or level ground , but these plants all need to have free-draining soil.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at gut level

She knew at gut level that he was lying.

For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.

Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.

draw level

As each boat drew level, we waved cheerfully.

As he drew level with the double gates, they swung open.

As I drew level with the two vehicles I saw that Carla's front door was wide open.

It drew level, then cut back its engine, and came wallowing close alongside.

The big patrol boat cut its engines as it drew level, and the grey-painted military hull sank down into the water.

The first thing she saw when she drew level with the chest-high partition was a picture on the far wall.

They drew level after 77 minutes, courtesy of a neat snap shot from Brian Donaghy and the floodgates opened.

Wycombe will draw level on points with Colchester if they win their Conference match at Farnborough this afternoon.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He looked for a strip of level ground where he could land the plane.

The floor was level , but the walls sloped inward.

These shelves aren't level .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Wright's system for cursive script recognition has efficient low-level processing but relies on a dictionary and higher level linguistic processing.

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

down

Landscaping A purpose-built dust box protects operator health and keeps vermin levels down .

Since competition has forced all bid levels down , this is but a fraction of the real savings.

City officials have implemented what they call Phase I of a contingency plan aimed at bringing pollution levels down .

off

Unemployment grew rapidly to 1982 and has tended to level off since then.

As pregnancy progresses, the placenta secretes more progesterone which peaks midway into the third trimester and then levels off .

We anticipate that complaints will level off at approximately 950 a year.

In the mid nineties the rate of new infections began to level off in some heavily saturated nations.

Woolley levelled off two hundred feet from the burning aircraft and flew parallel.

If fertility declines fast enough the line will level off sometime after the middle of the twenty-first century.

As the floor levelled off the lights flickered and came up, the engine noise settling down to a steady background roar.

Then, once each airline has made its move, the fares level off for the work week.

out

Where the road levels out she turns around, walking forward until it rises again.

His need or urge for ejaculation levels out during this decade to about once a week.

At fifty feet he levelled out , slipped the safety off the spear gun, and swam slowly round the coral outcrop.

Barcelona imported most of her meat and wheat, and imports levelled out prices.

It was not until they levelled out that she thought again about the possibility of living to a ripe old age.

Why did it take so long for manufacturing employment to level out ?

But the signs are that the upward curve is levelling out .

The glider should not be steepened up or levelled out immediately after leaving the ground.

■ NOUN

criticism

Some criticism has been levelled at Giddens' theory, particularly in the definitions and terminology used.

To be fair, this kind of criticism can be levelled at just about every new machine, regardless of price.

A different kind of criticism is sometimes levelled at courses in creative fields such as music, drama, art and even architecture.

A number of criticisms have been levelled at the Accelerator Theory.

However, there are certain criticisms which must be levelled at this provision.

This criticism was levelled at the Detoxification Unit where Clonidine formed part of the regime.

The sharpest criticism levelled was that the collection amounted to little more than a reshuffling.

field

It can give a company a competitive advantage or at least level the playing field .

The use of a network-based infrastructure reduces the cost and levels the playing field for both small and large businesses.

First, the state levels the playing field .

Cypherpunks intend to level the playing field against centralized computer resources with the Fax Effect.

It might level the playing field in favour if the weaker countries.

David Beasley as an attempt to level the playing field .

Why level the playing field when it works so well for them now?

In this sense, the global Journal levels the business playing field between business people in Peoria and Pretoria.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

at gut level

She knew at gut level that he was lying.

For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.

Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.

entry level product/model/computer etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It is important to level the land before planting.

The site of the explosion has now been levelled out and is going to be made into a memorial garden.

The storm leveled hundreds of houses, but left some untouched.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After a short steep pull, the path levels out.

Fifth wheels are roomier but can be difficult to level .

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.

In consequence, by mid-afternoon, exhaustion levelled her with a sledgehammer blow.

In particular the northernmost pond is being filled in and levelled.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.