Antonyms for level

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : lev-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɛv əl

Definition of level

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "tool to indicate a horizontal line," from Old French livel "a level" (13c.), ultimately from Latin libella "a balance, level," diminutive of libra "balance, scale, unit of weight," from PIE *lithra. Cognate Spanish nivel, Modern French niveau are from the same source but altered by dissimilation. Meaning "horizontality" is from c.1400. Meaning "position as marked by a horizontal line" is from 1530s. Phrase on the level "fair, honest" is from 1872; earlier it meant "moderate, without great ambition" (1790).
  • adj smooth, balanced
  • noun horizontal position or thing
  • noun rank, position
  • verb make even
  • verb destroy, demolish
  • verb be honest
  • verb aim, direct
Example sentences :
  • Twelve hours afterward the snow, three feet deep on a level, has melted.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • They understand it, up to the level of their own stature; they know who loves them, but not who loves virtue.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • I'd level straightway with the dust, and with it sink our shame.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • We can turn rivers in their courses, level mountains to the plains.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • I think now it was because it seemed to bring you down nearer to my level.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He brought his chair to a level and pounded the desk with a weighty fist.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Her voice was level and vaguely dangerous as she answered his accusation.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • On the level, now, do you think you could get away with that young Gilder scheme you've been planning?
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The son met his father's gaze with a level look in which there was no weakness.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • His tone was as level as if he were discussing some trivial matter.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark

Synonyms for level

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