Meaning of LEVEL in English
adj straightforward; direct; clear; open.
2. level ·noun a horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.
3. level ·adj of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.
4. level ·vt to adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
5. level ·adj coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
6. level ·adj well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding.
7. level ·noun a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points, by means of a level; as, to take a level.
8. level ·noun an instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.
9. level ·vt to bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
10. level ·vt to bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
11. level ·adj even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance;
followed by with, sometimes by to.
12. level ·vi to be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.
13. level ·noun hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, ·etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.
14. level ·vt figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, ·etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men.
15. level ·vt to make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level line or surface; hence, to make flat or even; as, to level a road, a walk, or a garden.
xvi. level ·noun a uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.
xvii. level ·vi to aim a gun, spear, ·etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct line with the mark; ·fig., to direct the eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object.
xviii. level ·noun a horizontal line or plane; that is, a straight line or a plane which is tangent to a true level at a given point and hence parallel to the horizon at that point;
this is the apparent level at the given point.
xix. level ·adj even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.
xx. level ·noun an approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea.
xxi. level ·noun a line or surface to which, at every point, a vertical or plumb line is perpendicular; a line or surface which is everywhere parallel to the surface of still water;
this is the true level, and is a curve or surface in which all points are equally distant from the center of the earth, or rather would be so if the earth were an exact sphere.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012