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Level appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • How razorback-jumping frogs can level six piqued gymnasts! (Used for font samples by the Macintosh computers, System 7 era; 49 letters)
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Level is a palindrome (it reads the same backward as forward).

It also appears in many palindromes:

  • Bob, Level Bob
  • Ha! Jar level Rajah!
  • Cleveland DNA: Level C.
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Usage statistics for the noun level:

spoken English35.99%written English64.01% conversational speech14.44%task-oriented speech85.56% imaginative writing11.92%informational writing88.08%
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The word level is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun level

What does level mean as a name of something?

Level is one of the top 100 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: levels

  1. a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    • example: a high level of care is required
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of level: degree / grade
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific terms:
    • attributes:
      • high = greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
      • low = less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
      • mild = moderate in type or degree or effect or force
      • intense = possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
  2. a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  3. a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  4. height above ground
    • examples: the water reached ankle level | the pictures were at the same level
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: altitude / height = elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
  5. indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of level: spirit level
    • more generic word: indicator = a device for showing the operating condition of some system
    • more specific term: mason's level = a level longer than a carpenter's level
    • part of: carpenter's level = a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it; surveyor's level = surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis
  6. a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
    • example: park the car on the level
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of level: horizontal surface
    • more generic word: surface = the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • more specific terms:
  7. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
    • example: a good actor communicates on several levels
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of level: layer / stratum
    • more generic word: place = an abstract mental location
  8. a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    • example: what level is the office on?
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of level: floor / storey / story
    • more generic words: construction / structure = a thing constructed
    • more specific terms:
      • basement / cellar = the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level
      • ground floor / ground level / first floor = the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
      • garret / attic / loft = floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof
      • loft = floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
      • mezzanine floor / mezzanine / entresol = intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    • part of: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

Alternative definition of the noun level


  1. A tool for finding whether a surface is 'level', or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
  2. A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
  3. Degree or amount.
  4. In an Internet post, an indication of the number of previous replies at which a portion of text was written.
  5. [context: gaming] One of several discrete segments of a game generally increasing in difficulty. Often numbered. Often, each level occupies different physical space (levels don't require any direct physical relationship to each other, e.g. vertically stacked, horizontally chained, etc).
  6. [context: gaming] A periodic progression of integer values that quantify a character's experience and power.
  7. A floor of a multi-storey building.
  8. [British] an area of almost perfectly flat land.

Specialised definition of the noun level

Glossary of sports / synchronized swimming

the location of the body in relation to the water surface

Definition of the adjective level

What does level mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more level / leveller | most level / levellest

  1. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    • example: acres of level farmland
    • synonyms of level: flat / plane
    • similar: even
  2. not showing abrupt variations
    • examples: spoke in a level voice | she gave him a level look
    • synonym of level: unwavering
    • similar: steady
  3. being on a precise horizontal plane
    • example: a billiard table must be level
    • similar: horizontal
  4. oriented at right angles to the plumb
    • example: the picture is level
    • similar: even
  5. of the score in a contest
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of level: even / tied
    • similar: equal

Alternative definition of the adjective level


  1. The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground.
  2. At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.
  3. Unvaried in frequency.
  4. See Sensible.

Definition of the verb level

What does level mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: levelled, levelling

  1. aim at
    • example: level criticism or charges at somebody
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic terms: aim / direct / take / take aim / train = point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  2. tear down so as to make flat with the ground
  3. make level or straight
  4. direct into a position for use
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of level: charge / point
    • more generic terms: aim / direct / take / take aim / train = point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  5. talk frankly with; lay it on the line
    • example: I have to level with you
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: speak / talk = exchange thoughts
  6. become level or even
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of level: level off
    • more generic term: change surface = undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface


  1. Level a.k.a. Levél is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.
  2. Level is an Unincorporated community in southern Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio, United States, which in the 19th century was a station on the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad and had its own post office, since closed.

There are other places with in their name, like level's, Oak Level, Red Level, Sea level, sea-level, Frog Level, High Level, high-level, Pine Level, Chalk Level, Green Level, Level Cross, Scalp Level, Level Plains, Glynleigh Level and summit-level canal.


Level is an alternative metal side project band from Los Angeles, California.

  • album: "Level"


  1. "Level" is a song from the album Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs. According to the band's official website, it was released as a U.S. radio single. Sophie Muller directed the live video for this song. The audio was mixed by Kevin Shirley and assisted by Jared Kvitka at Document Room Studios.
  2. "Level" a.k.a. "LEVEL." is a musical album of REALies.
    • released on
  3. "Level" is an album by American country music band Eli Young Band. It was released on April 5th, 2005 by Carnival Records.
    • genre: Country
    • released in (11 years ago)
  4. "Level" is a musical album of Eric Hofbauer and the Infrared Band.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "Level" a.k.a. "LEVEL∞" is a musical single of Akiko Hasegawa.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  6. "Level" is a musical album of Rich Vreeland.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  7. "Level" is a musical album of Level.
    • released in (13 years ago)


"Level" is a film, directed by Joshua Weigand-suminski.

  • country: Germany
  • genre: Experimental film
  • released in


  1. Level: A level, map, area, stage, world, rack, board, or zone in a video game is the total space available to the player during the course of completing a discrete objective. The term "level" can also refer to difficulty level, as in a degree of difficulty.
    • also known as 關卡
  2. LeveL is a computer and video games magazine originating in the Czech Republic with branches in Romania and Turkey. These three brother divisions occasionally exchange content. In addition to publishing the magazine, LeveL also organizes many yearly gaming competitions for players in two of the countries; it is one of the biggest Turkish sponsors of international gaming contests.
  3. Level: A level, also "tonality level", Gerhard Kubik's "tonal step", and John Blacking's "root progression") is a temporary modal frame contrasted with another temporary modal frame built on a different foundation note. It is more general and basic than a chord and is found in Asian, African, and Celtic folk musics and in European Renaissance music. Levels then give way to chords and chord changes in Baroque music and in the twentieth-century chords give way to levels in the blues, completed with the V-IV-I progression, and spread to all popular music.
  4. Level: In the International System of Quantities, level is the logarithm of the ratio of a quantity Q to a reference value of that quantity, Q₀. Examples are sound power level and sound exposure level. Another example is sound pressure level, which is the level of the sound pressure, and is abbreviated SPL.
  5. Level: Should be an enumeration.
  6. Level: The usual level of surfing: beginner, intermediate, etc.

Phrases with Level

Phrases starting with the word Level:

  1. Level Up
  2. Level Cap
  3. level off
  4. Level set

Phrases ending with the word Level:

  1. a level
  2. o level
  3. O-Level
  4. Y Level
  5. As Level
  6. As-Level
  7. to level
  8. low-level
  9. sea level
  10. sea-level
  11. top-level
  12. Beat Level
  13. Core-Level
  14. Draw Level
  15. fuel level
  16. high-level

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Level

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Google previewBlue Ribbon Encyclopedia, Level 1 (1997)

Favorite Piano Solos for Elementary Piano by Carole Flatau


Google previewA Dictionary of Automobile Terms (1913)

by Albert L. Clough

Lubrication, Trough System — A method for maintaining an exactly constant splash level for the connecting rod ends to dip into. Under each rod is a trough of the required depth and set at the correct height, to which oil, in con- siderable ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

level VI - personnel: detail expressed by name, Service, military occupational specialty and unique identification number. Cargo: detail expressed by association to a transportation control number or single tracking number or ...

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Usage statistics about level

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun level:

spoken English35.99%written English64.01% conversational speech14.44%task-oriented speech85.56% imaginative writing11.92%informational writing88.08%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun level:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb level:


Comparison of usage frequency between the verb level and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Level

And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait, and you just think, well, this is another level. A higher level, actually. I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh. (David Hockney)
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Scrabble value of L1E1V4E1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LEVEL

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