Translation of level in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (height) above/below the level of the windowwater levelpor encima/debajo del nivel de la ventanaat eye/shoulder levelnivel del aguahis window is on a level with oursa la altura de los ojos/hombroson the level (honest) [colloquial]is it all on the level?su ventana está al mismo nivel que la nuestrahe's definitely on the level¿es un asunto limpio?estoy seguro de que es un tipo derecho [colloquial] or (Spain) [slang] legal or (River Plate area) [colloquial] bienExample sentences1.2 (degree, amount) pollution has reached alarming levels
a high level of literacyla contaminación ha alcanzado niveles or cotas alarmantesun alto nivel or índice de alfabetizaciónExample sentences
- Riverside homeowners were keeping one eye firmly on the clouds today as river levels rose even higher through the night.
- There was a slight rise in the river level of a few inches.
- My studies also demonstrated that the rainfall, river flow and groundwater levels are increasing.
- The recession has resulted in unprecedented levels of unemployment and a dramatic increase in poverty.
- For the first time last year, unemployment rose to an unprecedented level of 10 percent.
- And as unemployment rose to record levels, people have stopped spending so freely, causing prices to drop.
- 2 (rank) at ministerial/cabinet levela top-level meetinga nivel ministerial/de gabineteat national/regional/local leveluna reunión de or a alto nivelto be on a level with somebody/somethinga nivel nacional/regional/localthis latest scandal is on a level with …estar a la par de or a la altura de alguien/algothey're both on the same leveleste último escándalo es equiparable a or comparable con …how could you sink to such a level?están al mismo nivel¿cómo pudiste haber caído tan bajo?Example sentences
- Though few have broken into the top echelons of power, the junior and middle management levels are full of women.
- Important changes have also occurred in the middle levels of the class hierarchy.
- The rest are stuck at the lower and middle levels of the managerial hierarchy.
- 3 3.1 (of building) (Architecture) 3.2 (in mine)Example sentences
- The first tidal wave caused damage to the bottom of the hotel, but it was the second wave, an hour and a half later, which wrecked the first few levels of the buildings.
- Subterranean termites tunnel in moist soil to find wood, putting decks and lower levels of buildings at risk.
- The building will be joined at many levels to the main building.
- 4 (device)Example sentences
- I even used a level to measure properly!
- Scrape the top layer smooth using a level to guide you.
- A level can be used to straighten out rows of bricks.
- Generally, the most accurate beach survey data are obtained using a surveying level.
- A laser level is the modern way of doing surveying.
- 1 that picture's not level a level tablespoonful of flourto do o try one's level bestuna cucharada rasa de harinahacer todo lo posibleExample sentences
- The surface should be level, free draining and, if possible, subject to frost prevention.
- When we finally made it back to the gate the nice paved paths seemed an oasis of smooth level ground.
- Assemble the table on a level surface, turn the top wheel upside down and place the seat wheel on top of it.
- 2 2.1 (at same height) See examples:to be level (
withsomething)2.2 (abreast, equal) See examples: the two teams were level at half-timeestar al nivel or a ras ( dealgo)as far as ability goes they're levelal medio tiempo los dos equipos iban or estaban empatadosaverage earnings have kept level with inflationen cuanto a capacidad están al mismo nivel or (especially Latin America) están parejosto draw level with somebody (in a race)el salario medio ha ido subiendo a la par de la inflaciónponerse hombro con hombro con alguienalcanzar a alguienExample sentences
- Bringing his eyes level with Luke, Adam surveyed him calmly.
- Even standing, her head only drew level with my chest.
- The kitchen has a range of eye and floor level units and is plumbed for a dishwasher and washing machine.
- 3 3.1 (constant) 3.2 (unemotional, calm)(voice/tone)to keep a level heada level head is vital in businessno perder la cabezala sensatez es esencial en los negociosExample sentences
- He speaks with the calm, level voice of a professional scientist.
- He said it in a calm, level tone, but the icy look he gave me told me what he was thinking.
- She returned it with a level gaze, betraying none of the anxiety she felt inside.
- You can choose to receive a level income, or have your payouts rise in line with inflation.
- Shares were level from there and closed at $3.86.
- Studios have seen level prices over the past three years with the average rental rate at €910 per month.
transitive verb (British English) -ll-
- 1 1.1 (make flat) 1.2 (raze, flatten)(building/town)Example sentences
- A massive explosion in the air sent shockwaves through the town and leveled the few buildings that had survived.
- A third house was levelled in the nearby town of Dura.
- As well as levelling the town, the quake has also destroyed what remained of the ancient city and its sixteenth century citadel.
- Tap on a work surface to level the mixture, then put in the freezer.
- The work is expected to take about a year during which time the surface will be levelled, drained and reseeded and flood lighting installed.
- By early afternoon the ground was leveled, smoothed over and trimmed.
- 3 (direct) See examples:to level something
atsomebody/something(weapon)you can't level that criticism at meapuntarle a alguien conalgono me puedes acusar de esoExample sentences
- The two grunted angrily, leveling their weapons at her.
- The eight men were leveling their weapons at the truck.
- The guards leveled their weapons, and everybody shut up.
- Criticism was levelled at each of the professions involved.
- Care should be taken with the manner in which criticism was levelled at other countries' leaders.
- This has led to all sorts of unfair and unsubstantiated accusations being leveled against me.
intransitive verb (British English) -ll-
- (be honest) [colloquial]to level
withsomebodyser franco or sincero conalguienExample sentences
- But the image of him taking control and levelling with people in an honest and compassionate way has been burned into the American psyche.
- You're not levelling with me, sweetheart.
- That would require levelling with the American people about unpleasant realities and the difficult choices that lie ahead.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- → level off 1
- 1.1 (make level) 1.2
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