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adjective level pronunciation in American English /ˈlev(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    flat, not sloping up or down
    We found a nice level spot for a picnic under some pine trees.
    1. a.
      flat and smooth
      If the surface isn’t level, the ball won’t roll properly.
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    2. b.
      flat, not piled up into a round shape
      a level teaspoon/tablespoon: Add two level teaspoons of salt.
  2. 2
    at the same height
    They stood next to each other so that their shoulders were level.
    level with: My head was level with George’s chin.
  3. 3
    next to someone or something, not behind them or farther forward than them
    Make sure the edges are level before you glue them together.
    level with: For most of the race he was level with the leader.
    draw level (with): She slowed down as she drew level with the house.
  4. 4
    equal in a competition
    At half time the two teams were level.
    level with: The Mets are now level with Atlanta in their division.
  5. 5
    used for describing amounts that have not become more or less
    Gas prices have remained level for the last few months.
  6. 6
    steady and calm
    She spoke in a level tone of voice.
    He looked at her with a level gaze.
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