leveller
noun see leveler

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • leveller — 1590s, someone or something that makes level; agent noun of LEVEL (Cf. level) (v.). From 1640s as the name of a political party of the time of Charles I that advocated abolishing all differences of position and rank …   Etymology dictionary

  • leveller — [[t]le̱vələ(r)[/t]] levellers N COUNT: usu sing, oft adj N If you describe something as a leveller, you mean that it makes all people seem the same, in spite of their differences in, for example, age or social status. The computer is a leveller,… …   English dictionary

  • leveller — (US leveler) noun 1》 a person or thing that levels something.     ↘a situation or activity in which distinctions of class, age, or ability are immaterial: motherhood is a great leveller. 2》 (Leveller) a member of a group of radical dissenters in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • leveller — UK [ˈlev(ə)lə(r)] / US [ˈlev(ə)lər] noun [countable] Word forms leveller : singular leveller plural levellers something that makes all people seem equal because it affects them all in the same way …   English dictionary

  • leveller — noun a) A person or thing that levels. I adjusted the leveller built into each leg of the table, but it still wobbled. b) A person holding a political opinion in favor of eliminating disparities between the haves and the have nots …   Wiktionary

  • leveller — lygiklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Elektrocheminę dangą išlyginanti medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. leveller; levelling agent rus. выравниватель; выравнивающее вещество …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • leveller — lygiklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiaga, padedanti vienodžiau nudažyti pluoštą. atitikmenys: angl. leveller; levelling agent rus. выравниватель; выравнивающее вещество; эгализирующее средство …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • leveller — see death is the great leveller …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • leveller — n. (US leveler) 1 a person who advocates the abolition of social distinctions. 2 (Leveller) hist. an extreme radical dissenter in 17th c. England. 3 a person or thing that levels …   Useful english dictionary

  • leveller — /lev euh leuhr/, n. 1. (usually cap.) (during the British Civil War) a member of the Parliamentary army advocating constitutional reforms, equal rights, and religious tolerance. 2. Chiefly Brit. leveler. [1590 1600; LEVEL + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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