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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lev·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leveled 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.
 2. To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
    And their proud structures level with the ground.   --Sandys.
    He levels mountains and he raises plains.   --Dryden.
 3. To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
    Bertram de Gordon, standing on the castle wall, leveled a quarrel out of a crossbow.   --Stow.
 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.
 5. To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
 For all his mind on honor fixed is,
 To which he levels all his purposes.   --Spenser.