levelled levelled  /ˈlɛ vəld/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  2. (n) a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
  3. (n) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
  4. (n) height above ground
  5. (n) indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
  6. (n) a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
  7. (n) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
  8. (n) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
  9. (v) aim at
  10. (v) tear down so as to make flat with the ground
  11. (v) make level or straight
  12. (v) direct into a position for use
  13. (v) talk frankly with; lay it on the line
  14. (v) become level or even
  15. (adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
  16. (adj) not showing abrupt variations
  17. (adj) being on a precise horizontal plane
  18. (adj) oriented at right angles to the plumb
  19. (adj) of the score in a contest

Usage(s):

  1. On Tuesday the last of the many corruption charges levelled against Benazir Bhutto's widower were dropped by a Swiss court.
  2. A baseless allegans were levelled against him.
  3. That's an accusation Campbell anticipates may be levelled at his diaries, despite their revelations and rich detail.

News

  1. Balotelli seals win for Italy

    Italy moved level with Brazil at the top of Confederations Cup Group A after a tough win over Mexico at the Maracana. Andrea Pirlo, playing his 100th game for his country, put Italy ahead in the first half with a stunning free-kick before Javier Hernandez levelled from the spot.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Soccer365

  2. Soccer-Balotelli gives Pirlo-inspired Italy 2-1 win over Mexico

    By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 (Reuters) - Andrea Pirlo celebrated his 100th international appearance in style by scoring from a 30-metre free kick as Italy began their Confederations Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Mexico on Sunday. Mario Balotelli won the game for Italy with a 78th minute goal after Pirlo's majestic effort had put them ahead and Javier Hernandez levelled for Mexico ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Cobrapost Expose: RBI Penalises Axis, HDFC, ICICI Banks For Rule Violations

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank imposed a fine of 5 crore on Axis Bank, 4.5 crore on HDFC Bank and 1 crore on ICICI Bank for violation of KYC norms and anti-money laundering guidelines after inquiring into charges levelled by a online portal Cobrapost.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: INDOlink

Quotes

  1. Obama told reporters: "We strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region that it's in, and the threats that are levelled against us -- against it, that Israel has unique security requirements."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Africa

  2. "During the game, we conceded the first goal and that was a tough situation," South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo said. "But the players stayed cool and levelled the score."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Huh Jung-moo Source: The Canadian Press

  3. Speaking after the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Peru, Mr Rudd said: "In the circumstances which present themselves now we do not believe there is a need to borrow for the Government to invest and spend. I have also levelled with the...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /