Hence, figuratively, a certain position, rank, standard, degree, quality, character, etc., conceived of as in one of several planes of different elevation.
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.
An instrument by which to find a horizontal line, or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line.
A horizontal passage, drift, or adit, in a mine.
Coinciding or parallel with the plane of the horizon; horizontal; as, the telescope is now level.
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.
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.
To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
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.
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.
A hand tool for checking that any piece is perfectly horizontal or vertical. Also a term meaning horizontal.
The level is used to determine the true horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb) of a surface. A slim, rectangular tool, the level is commonly used for grading, levelling, or aligning fences, driveways, or stonewalls. The air bubble in the liquid centres between two markings on the vial indicate level or plumb.
1. A leveling device, containing a glass tube, which is partly filled with liquid that leaves an air bubble in the exact center of the tube when the instrument is on an even horizontal plane. 2. Something relatively flat and even. 3. Conforming to the plane of the horizon, not sloping.
the workings or tunnels of an underground mine that are on the same horizontal plane. to top
A flat surface of a ricefield, a horizontal line, or an index of altitude.
A horizontal tunnel or drift in an underground mine.
The workings or tunnels of an underground mine which are on the same horizontal plane. Metre.
Perfectly horizontal; also, a tool used to determine level
On a horizontal plane or line.
A level is a device used for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube.
indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"
being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level"
The horizontal passages on a working horizon in a mine. It is customary to work mines from a shaft, establishing levels at regular intervals, generally 30 to 46 metres apart. They are numbered in sequence below surface, or named by the depth at which they fie below surface.
A condition that exists when a surface is exactly horizontal.
A tunnel driven to gain access to the minerals within a mine.
The state of being in the true horizontal plane.
Often used out of context, the term level refers to the accurate fixing a member or surface to a true or flat horizontal plane. The vertical equivalent is referred to as "being plumb".
A tool which has liquid in a small glass cylinder that moves to indicate when it is positioned perfectly vertical. A 2 to 4 foot carpenter's level is useful in drawing a "level line" to start the first strip of wallpaper on a wall. Levels are used for determining the straightness of seams and can be used to pencil in horizontal lines to lay borders along.
Horizontal tunnel driven for access or drainage.
A device that uses a bubble in liquid to determine a horizontal line or plane.
An instrument for ascertaining whether a surface is horizontal, vertical, or at a 45° angle, consisting essentially of an encased, liquid-filled tube containing an air bubble that moves to a center window when the instrument is set on an even plane.
Horizontal passageways or tunnels in the mine leading from shafts, established at regular intervals.
Any near-horizontal structure continuously defined by tubule,.gypsum,alunite and iron oxides, near a slide or fault possibly containing opal.
(a) A surface or line with all points at the same elevation. (b) Horizontally straight.
The horizontal openings on a working horizon in a mine; it is customary to work mines from a shaft, establishing levels at regular intervals, generally about 50 meters or more apart.
name for different types of instrument used in surveying for determining the horizontal direction and differences in height, and in gunnery and elsewhere for adjusting something to the horizontal. See also gunner's level.
Similar to an adit - a tunnel underground to extract vein minerals by cutting into a hillside and horizontally. These could be named if of special note, e.g. the Blackett level, Allendale, Northumberland.
A long horizontal tunnel leading to the lowest part of the land, allowing water to drain from the coalworkings without the aid of machinery. These are sometimes referred to as "Adit" or "Day" levels. (One at Duddingston was 3 miles long with it's exit at the sea).
The vertical distance below a datum line at which a tunnel or drive is driven. The datum line is usually taken as the level at the shaft collar or adit.
Horizontal tunnel or passage underground, can also be used as an alternative to Adit
True horizontal. Also a tool used to determine level.
All the connected horizontal mine openings at a certain elevation. Generally levels are 100 or 200 feet apart, and are designated by their distance from the collar of a shaft or some other point of reference.
Term use to describe any horizontal surface whereby all sides are at the same elevation.