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level
British English: /ˈlɛv(ə)l/
American English: /ˈlɛvəl/

Translation of level in Italian:

noun

  • 4 [figurative] (of understanding) to be on the same level as somebody
    essere allo stesso livello di qualcuno
    to get down, to come down to somebody's level
    mettersi, abbassarsi al livello di qualcuno
    to talk to somebody on their level
    parlare con qualcuno da pari a pari
  • 5 (equal plane)to be on a level with
    (building, window)
    essere all'altezza di o essere allo stesso livello di (building, window)
    [figurative] (action)
    equivalere a (action)
    on a level with the first floor
    all'altezza del primo piano
    two windows both on the same level
    due finestre alla stessa altezza
    at waist-, knee-level at street level
    al livello della strada
    that is on a level with arson [figurative]
    questo equivale all'incendio doloso
  • 7 (position in hierarchy) at local, national, board level
    a livello locale, nazionale, del consiglio nazionale
    at all levels
    a tutti i livelli
    at a higher, lower level
    a un livello superiore, inferiore
  • 8 [figurative] (plane) on a purely practical level to be reduced to the same level as
    essere messi allo stesso piano di
    on a literary, musical level
    sul piano letterario, musicale o dal punto di vista letterario, musicale

also: levels plural noun

(Geography)

adjective

  • 1 (not at an angle)
    (shelf, rail, floor)
    dritto
    (surface)
    piano
    (worktop, table)
    orizzontale
    to hold a compass level
    tenere la bussola (in) orizzontale
    I don't think this bed is level
    non penso che questo letto sia in piano
  • 3 (Cookery) (not heaped)
    (teaspoonful)
    raso
  • 4 (equally high)to be level
    (shoulders, windows, etc.)
    essere alla stessa altezza
    (floor, ceiling, building)
    essere allo stesso livello
    is the hem level?
    è dritto l'orlo?
    trim the shoots so they are level with the ground
    tagliate i germogli a raso terra
  • 5 [figurative] (equal in achievement, rank)to be level
    (competitors)
    essere (alla) pari
    to be level in popularity
    avere la stessa popolarità
    on the same level (of colleagues)
    dello stesso livello

adverb

  • (abreast)to draw level
    (competitors, cars)
    essere pari (with con)
    the pound is keeping level with the deutschmark
    la sterlina si mantiene alla pari con il marco tedesco

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -ll- (British English) -l- (American English)

  • 2 (aim)
    spianare (gun, weapon) (at su)
    lanciare (accusation) (at contro)
    rivolgere (criticism) (at a)
    the criticism was levelled mainly at the board of directors
    le critiche furono rivolte soprattutto al consiglio di amministrazione

Idioms

to be level-pegging

essere alla pari

to be on the level

(on level ground)
essere in piano
(trustworthy)
essere in buona fede

to keep a level head

to try one's level best to do something

cercare di fare tutto il possibile per fare qualcosa

to level with somebody

dire le cose come stanno a qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

level down:

1 level down 2 level [something] down, level down [something]
livellare al basso (prices)

level off:

1 level off 1.1 (prices, rate of growth, curve)
stabilizzarsi
1.2 1.3 (path)
continuare su un terreno pianeggiante
2 level [something] off, level off [something]
livellare, spianare (ground, floor, mortar)
spianare (wooden surface)

level out:

1 level out 1.1 (land, terrain)
diventare piano
1.2 (prices, rate of growth, curve)
stabilizzarsi
2 level [something] out, level out [something]
livellare (ground, floor)

level up:

level [something] up, level up [something]
livellare verso l'alto (prices)

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