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IELTS BNC: 241 COCA: 338


1 level /ˈlɛvəl/ noun
plural levels
1 level
plural levels
Learner's definition of LEVEL
: a specific height一定的高度
see also ground-level, sea level
[count] : a part of a building that is at a specific height(建筑物的)层
see also split-level
[count] : an amount of something含量;数量;程度
[count] : a position or rank in a scale : a position that is high or low when compared to others地位;级别;等级
see also entry-level, high-level, low-level
[count] : a way of thinking about, talking about, or dealing with something某种思考(谈论或处理)问题的方式
[count] : a device used to see when something is exactly flat水平仪
called also spirit level
see picture at carpentry

descend/sink/stoop to someone's level

: to behave as badly as someone who has treated you wrongly堕落到某人的水平;跟某人一般见识

on the level

: not false or dishonest诚实的;诚恳的
2 level /ˈlɛvəl/ adjective
2 level
Learner's definition of LEVEL
: having a flat or even surface平的;平坦的
: not going up or down平稳的;稳定的
: having the same height as something else同高度的;相齐的usually + with
: not in front of or behind something or someone else处于同一水平的;不相上下的
often + with
chiefly British : having the same position, score, or rank : even(地位、得分、级别)相同的
compare level-pegging
: steady and calm平静的;冷静的

your level best

: your best effort at doing something最大的努力
3 level /ˈlɛvəl/ verb
levels US leveled or chiefly British levelled US leveling or chiefly British levelling
3 level
levels US leveled or chiefly British levelled US leveling or chiefly British levelling
Learner's definition of LEVEL
[+ object]
: to make (something) flat or level使平坦;弄平
: to knock (someone or something) down to the ground使倒下;夷平
: to point (a weapon) at someone用(武器)对准目标;(举枪)瞄准
: to direct (something, such as criticism) at or against someone针对…(进行批评等)
chiefly British : to make (a score) equal : tie使相等;把(成绩)拉平

level off

[phrasal verb]
: to stop going up or down稳定下来;达到平衡
level (something) off or level off (something) : to make (something) flat or even把…弄平;把…整平

level out

[phrasal verb]
: to stop going up or down达到平衡;持平

level the playing field

: to make a situation fair for everyone建立公平的环境
see also level playing field

level with

[phrasal verb]
level with (someone) informal
: to speak honestly to (someone)对(某人)说实话
IELTS BNC: 241 COCA: 338


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lev·​el ˈle-vəl How to pronounce level (audio)
: a device for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube
: a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points by means of a level
: horizontal condition
especially : equilibrium of a fluid marked by a horizontal surface of even altitude
water seeks its own level
: an approximately horizontal line or surface taken as an index of altitude
Charts were arranged at eye level.
: a practically horizontal surface or area (as of land)
the level of the plateau
: a position in a scale or rank (as of achievement, significance, or value)
funded at the national level
the job appeals to me on many levels
: a line or surface that cuts perpendicularly all plumb lines that it meets and hence would everywhere coincide with a surface of still water
: the plane of the horizon or a line in it
: a horizontal passage in a mine intended for regular working and transportation
: a concentration of a constituent especially of a body fluid (such as blood)
a normal blood-sugar level
: the magnitude of a quantity considered in relation to an arbitrary reference value
broadly : magnitude, intensity
a high level of hostility


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leveled or levelled; leveling or levelling ˈle-və-liŋ How to pronounce level (audio)

transitive verb

: to make (a line or surface) horizontal : make flat or level
level a field
level off a house lot
: to bring to a horizontal aiming position
: aim, direct
leveled a charge of fraud
: to bring to a common level or plane : equalize
love levels all ranks W. S. Gilbert
: to lay level with or as if with the ground : raze
: to knock down
leveled him with one punch
: to make (something, such as color) even or uniform
: to find the heights of different points in (a piece of land) especially with a surveyor's level

intransitive verb

: to attain or come to a level
The plane leveled off at 10,000 feet.
see also level up
: to aim a gun or other weapon horizontally
: to bring persons or things to a level
: to deal frankly and openly


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: having no part higher than another : conforming to the curvature of the liquid parts of the earth's surface
: parallel with the plane of the horizon : horizontal
: even or unvarying in height
: equal in advantage, progression, or standing
: proceeding monotonously or uneventfully
: steady, unwavering
gave him a level look
: calm, unexcited
spoke in level tones
: reasonable, balanced
arrive at a justly proportional and level judgment on this affair Sir Winston Churchill
: distributed evenly
level stress
: being a surface perpendicular to all lines of force in a field of force : equipotential
: suited to a particular rank or plane of ability or achievement
top-level thinking
: of or relating to the spreading out of a cost or charge in even payments over a period of time
levelly adverb
levelness noun
on the level level best
: very best
Choose the Right Synonym for level

level, flat, plane, even, smooth mean having a surface without bends, curves, or irregularities.

level applies to a horizontal surface that lies on a line parallel with the horizon.

the vast prairies are nearly level

flat applies to a surface devoid of noticeable curvatures, prominences, or depressions.

the work surface must be flat

plane applies to any real or imaginary flat surface in which a straight line between any two points on it lies wholly within that surface.

the plane sides of a crystal

even applies to a surface that is noticeably flat or level or to a line that is observably straight.

trim the hedge so it is even

smooth applies especially to a polished surface free of irregularities.

a smooth skating rink

Example Sentences

Noun The pictures were hung on the wall at eye level. The pictures were hung at different levels. There was a high level of alcohol in his blood. a normal level of intelligence Prices have risen to a new level. She rose to the level of manager. She has reached a rare level of financial success. These problems affect people at all levels of society. Can this problem be dealt with at a national level or must it be addressed at an international level? Verb They will level the field. We need to level the garden before we plant anything. The earthquake leveled the city. He leveled his opponent with a right hook. The robber leveled a gun at his head. Several complaints have been leveled at the store. Criticism has been leveled against the government for not responding to this crisis. Adjective We pitched the tent on level ground. an airplane in level flight Interest rates have remained level. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Zhang previously worked in high-level roles at Sanofi and Pfizer. Mario Aguilar, STAT, 16 Sep. 2022 Weekly initial claims averaged about 214,000 from the beginning of the year to early September, about the same level as the 2019 weekly average of around 218,000. Bryan Mena, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2022 Sun Belt teams are on a role but this might be asking too much to travel for a second straight week cross-country and beat or stay close to a high-level opponent. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 15 Sep. 2022 Although Neom is set to operate as its own semi-autonomous jurisdiction, the 40 percent incentives scheme put it on the same level as that announced by the Saudi Film Commission last year. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Sep. 2022 More prisoners, corrections officers, the current and former directors of the Department of Corrections, and other high level administrators are expected to take the stand this week. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 In February, the number of manufacturing jobs sat at 560,000, below the same level a year earlier. Nikolas Lanum, Fox News, 13 Sep. 2022 Despite Biden’s attempts to hark back to Kennedy and his space program, the current initiative lacks that same level of budgetary support. Zeke Miller And Carla K. Johnson, Orlando Sentinel, 12 Sep. 2022 Despite Biden’s attempts to hark back to Kennedy and his space program, the current initiative lacks that same level of budgetary support. Zeke Miller And Carla K. Johnson, Chron, 12 Sep. 2022
In some ways, perhaps indirectly, software such as OnBoard can level the playing field for up and coming board leaders to enter the ring. Kristine Gill, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2022 The leaks, Hall explains in the documentary via archival interviews, were intended to level the playing field of intelligence between America and Russia, to deter each other from rushing toward nuclear warfare. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 1 Sep. 2022 Three new and notable Napa tasting rooms level up the options for top-shelf vinous experiences in the valley. Sunset Magazine, 29 Aug. 2022 But power-hungry visual professionals should know these M1 Pro and Max laptops could level up to M2 before the end of the year. Joanna Stern, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2022 The $85 million, Taj Mahal-like facility will level the playing field, enhance the player experience and maximize efficiency for Napier’s program. Orlando Sentinel, 16 Aug. 2022 This Word of the Day book from Merriam-Webster will level up everyone's brains. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 16 Aug. 2022 Remote work, telemedicine and distance education could level out socioeconomic disparity and close the digital divide. Cheri Beranek, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 Justice, long overdue for Thorpe and Bright, helped level the playing field. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2022
Located at 24 East 64th Street, The Townhouse is a 1,752-square-foot multi-level showroom that will showcase a rotating selection of bespoke furnishings and collectible pieces from a global roster of incredible designers in a residential-like space. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 16 Sep. 2022 About pro-level VR headsets and things that can be untethered and have a great experience and are not heavy. Wired Staff, WIRED, 15 Sep. 2022 Prices for the both the base S and the mid-level SV are up by $360, with the S costing $36,295 and the SV costing $39,115. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2022 So Victor Oladipo and Dewayne Dedmon were retained via Bird Rights, with Caleb Martin re-signed with the lower-tier mid-level exception that kept the Heat from being hard-capped. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2022 Eliminate dead space toward the bottom of an attic closet by adding narrow shelves for shoes or a multi-level shoe rack. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Sep. 2022 Caesars Sportsbook has a multi-level offer that gives immediate benefits on multiple fronts. Xl Media, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2022 This four-part documentary focuses on multi-level-marketing clothing company LuLaRoe, which was accused of being a pyramid scheme by some of its former workers. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Aug. 2022 Blessed are the peacemaking, rights-promoting mid-level special envoys, but this is a crisis for Presidents and Prime Ministers. Steve Coll, The New Yorker, 27 Aug. 2022 See More

Word History


Noun and Verb

Middle English, plumb line, from Anglo-French livel, from Vulgar Latin *libellum, alteration of Latin libella, from diminutive of libra weight, balance

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of level was in the 14th century
IELTS BNC: 241 COCA: 338


1amount/size/number數量;大小;數目ADJECTIVE | VERB + LEVEL | LEVEL + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEelevated, high, significant, substantial高水平;可觀的數量record新紀錄Industrial output has reached record levels.工業產量已創紀錄新高。increasing, rising日益上升的數值excessive過量Excessive levels of lead were found in the water.水裏發現過量的鉛。low少量decreased, reduced減少了的數量;降低的水平decreasing, falling日益減少的數量moderate中等水平varying不同水平They work hard, but with varying levels of success.他們工作努力,不過成功程度不一。detectable, undetectable可檢出的/檢測不到的水平generous (especially BrE) 很大的數量a generous level of financial support for the arts對藝術的慷慨解囊permitted, recommended, required允許的/推薦的/需要的數量permitted levels of chemical pollutants化學污染物的准許含量acceptable, adequate, necessary, safe可接受的/足夠的/必要的/安全的數量an acceptable level of risk可接受的風險水平normal正常水平Her blood pressure has returned to its normal level.她的血壓已經恢復到正常水平。realistic, reasonable真實/合理水平dangerous, unacceptable危險的/不能接受的水平worst最嚴重的程度the worst level of business failure since 1997自 1997 年以來企業破產的最嚴重程度unprecedented史無前例的水平maximum, minimum最高/最低水平desired, optimal期望的/最佳水平baseline基線水平noise, ozone, pollution, radiation噪聲級;臭氧含量;污染程度;輻射量crime, poverty犯罪率;貧困程度funding, staffing資金量;人員配備水平blood-sugar, cholesterol, hormone, etc.血糖、膽固醇、激素等水平confidence, energy, stress置信級;能量級;壓力水平VERB + LEVELachieve, attain, reach達到⋯水平They have achieved higher levels of efficiency.他們已經達到較高的效率水平。Crime has reached its highest level ever.犯罪率已達到有史以來最高水平。remain at保持在⋯高度She predicts that fuel prices will remain at current levels.她預計燃料價格會保持現有水平。boost, elevate, improve, increase, raise提升水平;增加數量maintain維持水平bring down, decrease, keep down, lower, reduce縮減數量;降低水平control, regulate控制水平adjust, alter, change調節水平;改變數量set規定數量Emissions are well below the levels set by the WHO.排放量遠遠低於世衞組織規定的標準。exceed超過數量There will be stiff penalties if companies exceed these levels of pollution.公司污染超標將會受到嚴厲的處罰。assess, determine, measure, record估計/確定/測量/記錄數目check, monitor檢查/監控水平LEVEL + VERBgo up, rise, soar數量增加;水平提高;水平高漲decrease, drop, fall, go down, plummet數量減少;數量下降;水平驟降change, differ, vary數量變化;水平不同exceed sth水平超過⋯PREPOSITIONabove a/the level在⋯水平之上Mortgage rates were 10% above their current level.當時的抵押借款利率比現有水平高出 10%。at a/the level處於⋯水平Rents will be kept at this level for another year.租金在來年仍將保持這個水平。below a/the level在⋯水平之下Radiation is well below the permitted level.輻射量遠遠低於規定水平。level of⋯的水平They were asked to indicate the level of distress they experienced as a result of their experiences.他們需要說明曾經經歷的事給他們造成了多大的壓力。


2stage of progress/standard程度ADJECTIVE | VERB + LEVEL | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEbasic, elementary, low基礎水平;初級階段;低水平The teaching is at quite a basic level.教學處於相當基礎的水平。entry入門水平They have a good range of entry-level computers for beginners.他們有各種供初學者使用的入門級電腦。intermediate中等水平advanced, high高級階段;高水平Her illness has reached an advanced level.她的病已經是晚期。degree拿學位的水平3rd-grade, 11th-grade, etc. (NAmE) 三年級、十一年級等水平grade (NAmE) 年級水平He's reading at grade level (= at the average level for his grade).他的閱讀處在年級平均水平。difficulty難度The difficulty level of the exercises in the book varies widely.這本書中練習題的難度相差很大。fitness健康水平a sport suitable for people of all fitness levels適合不同身體狀況的人的運動educational教育水平VERB + LEVELattain, reach達到水平students who have reached the intermediate level達到中等水平的學生complete, do, take完成⋯水平的學習You need to do all three levels to qualify as a chef.要獲得廚師資格你必須完成全部 3 個級別的學習。PREPOSITIONabove a/the level在⋯水平之上His English is way above the level of the other students.他的英語比其他同學要好很多。at a/the level處於⋯水平students at intermediate level中等水平的學生She has played tennis at a high level.她的網球技術已經很高。below a/the level在⋯水平之下The book is not suitable for students below degree level.這本書不適合沒有達到學位水平的學生。level of⋯的水平language students at different levels of proficiency不同熟練程度的語言學習者PHRASESsb's comfort level (= the level at which someone feels safe and comfortable) 某人的舒適水平take sb/sth to the next level把⋯提升到下一層次It's time to take my career to the next level.是讓我的事業提升一個層次的時候了。


3grade in an organization or structure等級ADJECTIVE | VERB + LEVEL | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEhigh, upper高層;上層the upper levels of the civil service高級公務員low低層senior高級別global, international, local, national, regional全球/國際/地方/國家/地區級別grass-roots基層The party needs to win support at grass-roots level.該黨需要贏得基層民眾的支持。board董事會一級These decisions are made at board level.這些決定由董事會作出。federal, ministerial (BrE) 聯邦一級;部級VERB + LEVELreach, rise to達到/升到某層次He rose to the level of general manager.他升到了總經理的級別。PREPOSITIONat a/the level位於⋯層次At the local level there's a lot to be said for the plan.關於這個計劃,還有許多要向地方基層解釋。on a/the level在⋯層次上The thing has to be organized on an international level.此事必須由國際機構出面組織。


4way of considering sth思考的層次ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEconscious, subconscious, unconscious意識/潛意識/無意識層面At a conscious level, I was satisfied with my life.在意識層面,我對自己的生活是滿意的。deep深層superficial表層detailed詳細的層面We probably need to look at this problem at a more detailed level.我們或許需要更細緻地考慮這個問題。general一般層面practical實際層面theoretical理論層面political政治角度tactical戰術層面macro, micro宏觀/微觀層面PREPOSITIONat a/the level, on a/the level處於⋯層面On a superficial level everything appears to be in order, but at a deeper level you can see that there's a lot wrong.從表面上看一切正常,但進入內裏就會發現許多錯誤。


5height高度ADJECTIVE | VERB + LEVEL | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEhigh, low高;低ground, sea, water地平面;海平面;水位the problem of rising sea levels海平面日益升高的問題eye, knee平視/膝蓋高度a shelf at eye level與眼睛等高的架子VERB + LEVELadjust, change, lower, raise調整/改變/降低/提高高度They are going to raise the level of the banks to prevent flooding.他們要加高堤岸以防洪水。PREPOSITIONabove a/the level在⋯高度之上200 m above sea level海拔 200 米at a/the level在⋯高度The plane was flying at a very low level.飛機正在超低空飛行。below a/the level在⋯高度以下below the level of the clouds在雲層以下on a level with與⋯等高On the second floor you are on a level with the treetops.二樓和樹梢同高。to a/the level到⋯高度The water rose to the level of the ground floor windows.水漲到了一樓的窗戶那麼高。PHRASESa change in level, a change of level高度的變化


6floor in a building樓層ADJECTIVE | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEground, lower一層;低樓層higher, top, upper高樓層;頂層PREPOSITIONon a/the level在⋯層上Are we on the right level for the restaurant?我們是在餐廳所處的樓層嗎?to a/the level到⋯層Take the elevator to Level Four.乘電梯到四層。


1with no part higher than any other平坦VERBS | ADVERB VERBSbe, look, seem平坦;看上去很平;似乎平坦get sth, keep sth把⋯弄平;保持⋯平坦Make sure you get the shelf level before screwing it in.擰螺絲之前一定要將架子放平。Keep the pot level, or you'll spill the coffee.把壺端平,否則會把咖啡灑出來。ADVERBabsolutely, completely絕對/完全平坦The floor has to be absolutely level.地板必須絕對平整。approximately, more or less, nearly大體平坦;差不多平坦;幾乎水平


2at the same height/position as sth處於同一高度或位置VERBS | ADVERB | PREPOSITION VERBSbe等高come, draw達到同一水平;拉齊As they reached the final bend, Graham drew level and threatened to overtake him.到最後一個彎道時,格雷厄姆與他追平並大有超越之勢。ADVERBalmost, nearly幾乎等高PREPOSITIONwith與⋯等高The top of the water came level with her chin.水面已經到她的下巴了。
IELTS BNC: 241 COCA: 338
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0_0: Translations of level
  • # v.
    刨: level, plane, dig, question, trench
    對準: level
    鋪平: level, pave, smooth out, spread out smoothly
    夷平: level
  • # n.
    標高: elevation, level
    層: floor, layer, level, storey, stratum
    層次: administrative level, arrangement of ideas, gradation, level, phase, stage
    程度: degree, extent, level
    對準: alignment, level, target
    級: degree, grade, level, rank, step
    級別: grade, level, rank, scale
    階段: level, phase, section, stage
    水平: level, standard
    水平面: level, plane
    水平線: level
    水準: level
    原: cause, level
  • # a.
    踧: level, smooth
    等高: level
    平: average, calm, common, flat, level, peaceful
    平整: level, smooth
    水平: level
    坦: calm, candid, composed, frank, level, open
    同等: level, of equal rank

0_0: Definitions of level
  • # noun.
    - a horizontal plane or line with respect to the distance above or below a given point.
    * the front garden is on a level with this floor
    - a position on a real or imaginary scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality.
    * a high level of unemployment
    - (in a video game) each of a series of stages of increasing difficulty through which a player may progress, completing one stage in order to reach the next.
    * I've now reached level 106 on Candy Crush Saga
    - a device consisting of a sealed glass tube partially filled with alcohol or other liquid, containing an air bubble whose position reveals whether a surface is perfectly level or plumb.
    - a flat tract of land.
    * flooded levels
  • # adjective.
    - having a flat and even surface without slopes or bumps.
    * we had reached level ground
    - at the same height as someone or something else.
    * his eyes were level with hers
    - having the same relative position; not in front of or behind.
    * the car braked suddenly, then backed rapidly until it was level with me
    - calm and steady.
    * “Adrian,” she said in her most level voice
  • # verb.
    - give a flat and even surface to.
    * contractors started leveling the ground for the new power station
    - aim (a weapon).
    * he leveled a long-barreled pistol at us
    - ascertain differences in the height of (land).
    * None

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