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adjective British English pronunciation: level /ˈlev(ə)l/
  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.

    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 further forwards 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 sides were level on 15 points each.

    level with:

    Leeds United are now level with Arsenal at the top of the league table.

    draw level (with):

    France drew level with Germany early in the second half.

  5. 5
    used for describing amounts that have not become more or less

    Fuel 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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