Learn how to say Levels correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word level:
1a 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 height or distance from the ground or another stated or understood base:
storms caused river levels to rise
a floor within a multistorey building.
2a position on a scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality:
a high level of unemployment
debt rose to unprecedented levels
an intellectual, social, or moral standard:
at six he could play chess at an advanced level
women do better at degree level
a position in a hierarchy:
a junior level of management
3an instrument marked with a line parallel to the plane of the horizon for testing whether things are horizontal.
Surveying an instrument for giving a horizontal line of sight.
4a flat tract of land:
[in place names]:
the Somerset Levels
1having a flat, horizontal surface:
we had reached level ground
(of a quantity of a dry substance) with the contents not rising above the brim of the measure:
a level teaspoon of salt
2at the same height as someone or something else:
his eyes were level with hers
3having the same relative position; not in front of or behind:
the car backed rapidly until it was level with me
chiefly British having the same position or score in a contest:
the two teams finished level on points
not having risen or fallen; unchanged:
earnings were level at 17.5p a share
4calm and steady:
the cold, level gaze he had given her
verb (levels, levelling, levelled; US levels, leveling, leveled)
1 [with object] give a flat and even surface to:
contractors started levelling the ground for the new power station
demolish (a building or town):
bulldozers are now waiting to level their home
2 [no object] (level off/out) begin to fly horizontally after climbing or diving:
he quickly levelled off at 1500 ft
(of a path, road, or incline) cease to slope:
the track levelled out and there below us was the bay
remain at a steady level after falling or rising:
inflation has levelled out at an acceptable rate
3 [with object] chiefly British make (something, especially a score in sport) equal or similar:
Woods sliced the ball into the net to level the score
Ardsley deservedly levelled with two minutes remaining
(level something up/down) increase or reduce something in order to remove a disparity.
4 [with object] aim (a weapon):
he levelled a pistol at us
direct (a criticism or accusation):
accusations of corruption had been levelled against him
5 [no object] (level with) informal be frank or honest with (someone):
when are you going to level with me?
6 [with object] Surveying ascertain differences in the height of (land).