American English

Definition of level adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having a flat surface that does not slope Pitch the tent on level ground. Add a level tablespoon of flour (= enough to fill the spoon but not so much that it goes above the level of the top edge of the spoon). compare heaping
  2. equal
  3. 2having the same height, position, value, etc. as something Are these pictures level? level with something This latest raise is intended to keep salaries level with inflation. She drew level with (= came beside) the police car.
  4. voice/look
  5. 3not showing any emotion; steady synonym even a level gaze see also levelly
  6. Idioms
    do/try your level best (to do something)
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    to do as much as you can to try to achieve something
    a level playing field
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    a situation in which everyone has the same opportunities
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: level