Leveling
Level Lev"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leveled} (-[e^]ld) or {Levelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leveling} or {Levelling}.] 1. To make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level line or surface; hence, to make flat or even; as, to level a road, a walk, or a garden. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower. [1913 Webster]

And their proud structures level with the ground. --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

He levels mountains and he raises plains. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct. [1913 Webster]

Bertram de Gordon, standing on the castle wall, leveled a quarrel out of a crossbow. --Stow. [1913 Webster]

4. Figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men. [1913 Webster]

5. To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children. [1913 Webster]

For all his mind on honor fixed is, To which he levels all his purposes. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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