- 1 having 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 edge of the spoon). compare heaped See related entries: How a building looks equal
- 2 having the same height, position, value, etc. as something Are these pictures level? level with something This latest rise is intended to keep wages level with inflation. She drew level with (= came beside) the police car.
- 3level (with somebody) (especially British English, sport) having the same score as somebody A good second round brought him level with the tournament leader. France took an early lead but Wales soon drew level (= scored the same number of points). voice/look
- 4not showing any emotion; steady synonym even a level gaze see also levelly Word Origin Middle English (denoting an instrument to determine whether a surface is horizontal): from Old French livel, based on Latin libella, diminutive of libra