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Extent vs. Level

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Extentnoun

A range of values or locations.

Leveladjective

The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground.

‘This table isn't quite level; see how this marble rolls off it?’;

Extentnoun

The space, area, volume, etc., to which something extends.

‘The extent of his knowledge of the language is a few scattered words.’;

Leveladjective

At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.

‘We tried to hang the pictures so that the bottom of the frames were level with the dark line in the wallpaper.’;

Extentnoun

(computing) A contiguous area of storage in a file system.

Leveladjective

Unvaried in frequency.

‘His pulse has been level for 12 hours.’;

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Extentnoun

The valuation of property.

Leveladjective

Unvaried in volume.

‘His voice has been unchanged. It has been level for 12 hours.’;

Extentnoun

(legal) A writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown.

Leveladjective

Calm.

‘He kept a level head under stress.’;

Extentadjective

(obsolete) Extended.

Leveladjective

In the same position or rank.

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Extentadjective

Extended.

Leveladjective

Straightforward; direct; clear.

Extentnoun

Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

‘Life in its large extent is scare a span.’;

Leveladjective

Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial.

‘a level head; a level understanding’;

Extentnoun

Degree; measure; proportion.

Leveladjective

(phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection; monotonic.

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Extentnoun

A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.

Leveladjective

(physics) Perpendicular to a gravitational force.

‘The earth's oceans remain level in relation to the pull of gravity.’;

Extentnoun

the point or degree to which something extends;

‘the extent of the damage’; ‘the full extent of the law’; ‘to a certain extent she was right’;

Levelnoun

A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.

‘Hand me the level so I can tell if this is correctly installed.’;

Extentnoun

the distance or area or volume over which something extends;

‘the vast extent of the desert’; ‘an orchard of considerable extent’;

Levelnoun

A distance relative to a given reference elevation.

‘By the end of the day, we'd dug down to the level of the old basement floor.’;

Extentnoun

the area covered by something

‘an enclosure ten acres in extent’;

Levelnoun

Degree or amount.

‘The sound level is much too high; this hurts my ears.’; ‘We've reached a new level of success.’;

Extentnoun

the size or scale of something

‘the extent of global warming’;

Levelnoun

Achievement or qualification.

‘She achieved a high level of distinction.’;

Extentnoun

the particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case

‘decision-making was to a large extent outside his control’; ‘everyone will have to compromise to some extent’;

Levelnoun

(computer science) Distance from the root node of a tree structure.

Levelnoun

(video games) One of several discrete segments of a game, generally increasing in difficulty and representing different locations in the game world.

‘It took me weeks to get to level seven.’; ‘Watch out for the next level; the bad guys there are really overpowered.’;

Levelnoun

A numeric value that quantifies a character's experience and power.

‘My half-orc barbarian reached fifth level before he was squashed by a troll.’;

Levelnoun

A floor of a multi-storey building.

‘Take the elevator and get off at the promenade level.’;

Levelnoun

(British) An area of almost perfectly flat land.

Levelnoun

A school grade or year.

Levelverb

To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as possible.

‘You can level the table by turning the pads that screw into the feet.’;

Levelverb

To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.

‘The hurricane leveled the forest.’;

Levelverb

To progress to the next level.

‘I levelled after defeating the dragon.’;

Levelverb

To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).

‘He levelled an accusation of fraud at the directors.’; ‘The hunter levels the gun before taking a shot.’;

Levelverb

To direct or impose (a penalty, fine, etc) at or upon (someone).

Levelverb

(sports) To make the score of a game equal.

Levelverb

(figurative) To bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.

‘to level all the ranks and conditions of men’;

Levelverb

To adjust or adapt to a certain level.

‘to level remarks to the capacity of children’;

Levelverb

To speak honestly and openly with.

Levelnoun

A line or surface to which, at every point, a vertical or plumb line is perpendicular; a line or surface which is everywhere parallel to the surface of still water; - this is the true level, and is a curve or surface in which all points are equally distant from the center of the earth, or rather would be so if the earth were an exact sphere.

Levelnoun

A horizontal line or plane; that is, a straight line or a plane which is tangent to a true level at a given point and hence parallel to the horizon at that point; - this is the apparent level at the given point.

Levelnoun

An approximately horizontal line or surface at a certain degree of altitude, or distance from the center of the earth; as, to climb from the level of the coast to the level of the plateau and then descend to the level of the valley or of the sea.

‘After draining of the level in Northamptonshire.’; ‘Shot from the deadly level of a gun.’;

Levelnoun

Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.

‘Providence, for the most part, sets us on a level.’; ‘Somebody there of his own level.’; ‘Be the fair level of thy actions laidAs temperance wills and prudence may persuade.’;

Levelnoun

A uniform or average height; a normal plane or altitude; a condition conformable to natural law or which will secure a level surface; as, moving fluids seek a level.

‘When merit shall find its level.’;

Levelnoun

An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.

Levelnoun

A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.

Leveladjective

Even; flat; having no part higher than another; having, or conforming to, the curvature which belongs to the undisturbed liquid parts of the earth's surface; as, a level field; level ground; the level surface of a pond or lake.

‘Ample spaces o'er the smoothAnd level pavement.’;

Leveladjective

Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.

Leveladjective

Even with anything else; of the same height; on the same line or plane; on the same footing; of equal importance; - followed by with, sometimes by to.

‘Young boys and girlsAre level now with men; the odds is gone.’; ‘Everything lies level to our wish.’;

Leveladjective

Straightforward; direct; clear; open.

‘A very plain and level account.’;

Leveladjective

Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial; as, a level head; a level understanding. [Colloq.]

Leveladjective

Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection.

Levelverb

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.

Levelverb

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.’; ‘He levels mountains and he raises plains.’;

Levelverb

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.’;

Levelverb

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.

Levelverb

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.’;

Levelverb

To be level; to be on a level with, or on an equality with, something; hence, to accord; to agree; to suit.

‘With such accommodation and besortAs levels with her breeding.’;

Levelverb

To aim a gun, spear, etc., horizontally; hence, to aim or point a weapon in direct line with the mark; fig., to direct the eye, mind, or effort, directly to an object; as, he leveled a gun at the bandit and fired.

‘The foeman may with as great aim level at the edge of a penknife.’; ‘The glory of God and the good of his church . . . ought to be the mark whereat we also level.’; ‘She leveled at our purposes.’;

Levelnoun

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;

‘a moderate degree of intelligence’; ‘a high level of care is required’; ‘it is all a matter of degree’;

Levelnoun

a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;

‘lumber of the highest grade’;

Levelnoun

a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;

‘a remarkable degree of frankness’; ‘at what stage are the social sciences?’;

Levelnoun

height above ground;

‘the water reached ankle level’; ‘the pictures were at the same level’;

Levelnoun

indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

Levelnoun

a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line;

‘park the car on the level’;

Levelnoun

structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building;

‘what level is the office on?’;

Levelnoun

an abstract place usually conceived as having depth;

‘a good actor communicates on several levels’; ‘a simile has at least two layers of meaning’; ‘the mind functions on many strata simultaneously’;

Levelverb

aim at;

‘level criticism or charges at somebody’;

Levelverb

tear down so as to make flat with the ground;

‘The building was levelled’;

Levelverb

make level or straight;

‘level the ground’;

Levelverb

direct into a position for use;

‘point a gun’; ‘He charged his weapon at me’;

Levelverb

talk frankly with; lay it on the line;

‘I have to level with you’;

Levelverb

become level or even;

‘The ground levelled off’;

Leveladjective

having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another;

‘a flat desk’; ‘acres of level farmland’; ‘a plane surface’;

Leveladjective

not showing abrupt variations;

‘spoke in a level voice’; ‘she gave him a level look’;

Leveladjective

being on a precise horizontal plane;

‘a billiard table must be level’;

Leveladjective

oriented at right angles to the plumb;

‘the picture is level’;

Leveladjective

of the score in a contest;

‘the score is tied’;

Levelnoun

a horizontal plane or line with respect to the distance above or below a given point

‘the front garden is on a level with this floor’;

Levelnoun

a height or distance from the ground or another stated or understood base

‘storms caused river levels to rise’;

Levelnoun

a floor within a multistorey building.

Levelnoun

a position on a scale of amount, quantity, extent, or quality

‘debt rose to unprecedented levels’; ‘a high level of unemployment’;

Levelnoun

an intellectual, social, or moral standard

‘women do better at degree level’; ‘at six he could play chess at an advanced level’;

Levelnoun

a position in a hierarchy

‘a junior level of management’;

Levelnoun

(in a video game) each of a series of stages of increasing difficulty through which a player may progress, completing one stage in order to reach the next

‘I've now reached level 106 on Candy Crush Saga’;

Levelnoun

(especially in a role-playing game) each of a number of steps in the development of a character, who progressively acquires enhanced skills and abilities within the game as the player advances by completing tasks and earning points

‘you can easily take a character to level 20 in less than 15 hours and finish the campaign’;

Levelnoun

an instrument marked with a line parallel to the plane of the horizon for testing whether things are horizontal.

Levelnoun

an instrument for giving a horizontal line of sight.

Levelnoun

a flat tract of land

‘the Somerset Levels’;

Leveladjective

having a flat, horizontal surface

‘we had reached level ground’;

Leveladjective

(of a quantity of a dry substance) with the contents not rising above the brim of the measure

‘a level teaspoon of salt’;

Leveladjective

at the same height as someone or something else

‘his eyes were level with hers’;

Leveladjective

having the same relative position; not in front of or behind

‘the car backed rapidly until it was level with me’;

Leveladjective

having the same position or score in a contest

‘the two teams finished level on points’;

Leveladjective

not having risen or fallen; unchanged

‘earnings were level at 17.5p a share’;

Leveladjective

calm and steady

‘the cold, level gaze he had given her’;

Levelverb

give a flat and even surface to

‘contractors started levelling the ground for the new power station’;

Levelverb

demolish (a building or town)

‘bulldozers are now waiting to level their home’;

Levelverb

begin to fly horizontally after climbing or diving

‘he quickly levelled off at 1500 ft’;

Levelverb

(of a path, road, or incline) cease to slope

‘the track levelled out and there below us was the bay’;

Levelverb

remain at a steady level after falling or rising

‘inflation has levelled out at an acceptable rate’;

Levelverb

make (something, especially a score in sport) equal or similar

‘Woods sliced the ball into the net to level the score’; ‘Ardsley deservedly levelled with two minutes remaining’;

Levelverb

increase or reduce something in order to remove a disparity.

Levelverb

aim (a weapon)

‘he levelled a pistol at us’;

Levelverb

direct (a criticism or accusation)

‘accusations of corruption had been levelled against him’;

Levelverb

be frank or honest with (someone)

‘when are you going to level with me?’;

Levelverb

ascertain differences in the height of (land).

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