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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Level \Lev"el\ (l[e^]v"[e^]l), a. 1. Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake. [1913 Webster] Ample spaces o'er the smooth And level pavement. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level. [1913 Webster] 3. Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance; -- followed by with, sometimes by to. [1913 Webster] Young boys and girls Are level now with men; the odds is gone. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Everything lies level to our wish. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Straightforward; direct; clear; open. [1913 Webster] A very plain and level account. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 5. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.] " A level consideration." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection. --H. Sweet. [1913 Webster] Level line (Shipbuilding), the outline of a section which is horizontal crosswise, and parallel with the rabbet of the keel lengthwise. Level surface (Physics), an equipotential surface at right angles at every point to the lines of force. [1913 Webster]