level

level
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. horizontal; flat; even; aligned; cool, well-balanced. —v. t. raze; flatten; equalize. See destruction, smoothness, equality.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Smooth]
Syn. smooth, polished, rolled, planed; see flat 1 , smooth 1 .
2. [Of an even height]
Syn. even, flat, plane, regular, equal, uniform, flush, of the same height, in the same plane, common, same, constant, straight, true, parallel, equable, balanced, steady, unfluctuating, stable, trim, trimmed, precise, exact, matching, matched, unbroken, on a line, lined up, aligned, uninterrupted, continuous; see also parallel 1 , smooth 1 .
Ant. irregular*, uneven, crooked.
3. [Horizontal]
Syn. horizontal, plane, flat, leveled, true, flattened, tabular, recumbent, supine, lying prone; see also flat 1 .
Ant. upright*, vertical, perpendicular.
find one's ( or [m1]its) level,
Syn. develop, find the proper place, find the proper station, suit; see fit 1 , 2 .
one's level best*, one's best, the best one can do, all one's effort; see best .
on the level*,
Syn. fair, sincere, truthful; see honest 1 .
Syn.- level describes a surface that has no part higher than any other, and is applied to a surface that is parallel to the plane of the horizon or that is the same height as, or in the same plane with, another; flat implies the absence to any marked degree of depressions or elevations in a surface, in whatever direction it lies; plane describes a real or imaginary surface that is absolutely flat and wholly contains every straight line joining any two points lying in it; even is applied to a surface that is uniformly level or flat, or to a surface that is in the same plane with, or in a plane parallel to, another; a smooth surface has no roughness or projections, often as a result of wear, planing, polishing, etc. v.
1. [To straighten]
Syn. surface, bulldoze, equalize; see smooth 1 , straighten .
2. [To demolish]
Syn. ruin, waste, wreck; see destroy 1 .
3. [*To be honest with]
Syn. be frank with, be level with, be straight with, come to terms, be open and aboveboard.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. height elevation, altitude, story, floor, stratum, extent.
2. rank position, grade.
II
v.
1. grade smooth, plane, flatten, even out.
2. raze flatten, knock down, fell, wreck, demolish, destroy.
III
a.
even, flat, flush, plane, uniform, straight, smooth, balanced, equable, proportionate, in line.
ANT.: uneven, tilted
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun One of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale: degree, grade, peg, point, rung, stage, step. Informal: notch. See BIG. II adjective 1. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations: even1, flat, flush, planar, plane1, smooth, straight. See SMOOTH. 2. On the same plane or line: even1, flush. See SAME. III verb 1. To make even, smooth, or level: even1, flat, flatten, plane2, smooth, straighten. See SMOOTH. 2. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible: demolish, destroy, dismantle, dynamite, knock down, pull down, pulverize, raze, tear down, wreck. Aerospace: destruct. See HELP. 3. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow: bring down, cut down, down, drop, fell1, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, prostrate, strike down, throw. Slang: deck1. Idiom: lay low. See RISE. 4. To make equal: equalize, equate, even1, square. See SAME. 5. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something: aim, cast, direct, head, point, set1, train, turn, zero in. Military: lay1. See SEEK.

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