Level line
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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