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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Network Terminology


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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lev·el·ing, n.
 1. The act or operation of making level.
 2. Surveying The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level between different points of the earth's surface included in a survey, for establishing grades, etc., as in finding the descent of a river, or locating a line of railroad.
 Leveling instrument. See Surveyor's level, under Level, n.
 Leveling staff, a graduated rod or staff used in connection with a leveling instrument for measuring differences of level between points.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently
           sloping surface [syn: grading]
      2: complete destruction of a building [syn: razing, tearing
         down, demolishing]
      3: the act of making equal or uniform [syn: equalization, equalisation]