• To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as possible.
  • To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
  • To progress to the next level.
  • To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
  • To direct or impose (a penalty, fine, etc) at or upon (someone).
  • To make the score of a game equal.
  • To bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.
  • To adjust or adapt to a certain level.
  • To speak honestly and openly with.


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  • From Middle English level, from Old French livel, liveau, later nivel, niveau, from Latin libella ("a balance, a level"), diminutive of libra; see libra, librate.
  • The verb is from Middle English levelen, from the noun.

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