Translation of level in Spanish:

level

nivel, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlɛvəl/ /ˈlɛv(ə)l/

See Spanish definition of nivel

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(height)

      nivel masculine
      above/below the level of the window por encima/debajo del nivel de la ventana
      • water level nivel del agua
      • at eye/shoulder level a la altura de los ojos/hombros
      • Riverside homeowners were keeping one eye firmly on the clouds today as river levels rose even higher through the night.
      • There was a slight rise in the river level of a few inches.
      • My studies also demonstrated that the rainfall, river flow and groundwater levels are increasing.
      • Groundwater levels rose and fell over a period of about 45 minutes.
      • Continuous rain in the first week saw river levels rise and temperatures drop.
      • If river levels sink too low, barges could be grounded and agriculture thrown into chaos.
      • In a matter of hours, the water levels had risen to his window.
      • Lower dam levels lead to lower amounts of hydro power.
      • Water passes in and out through channels between the islands as ocean levels change.
      • Flood levels in Ryedale were going down but yesterday's downpour could make it worse, experts claimed.
      • During the summer months, decreases in river, lake and reservoir levels are likely to occur.
      • As soon as flood levels start to drop water will be fed back into the river along the new water course.
      • Most North American cities will flood and sink when the polar ice caps melt and raise ocean levels.
      • Reservoir levels may look alarmingly low but water chiefs are confident the region is not facing a crisis.
      • Water levels on the lake were very low and conditions have not been very favourable for angling with few anglers fishing the lakes.
      • Twelve trial holes were inspected last year to determine soil suitability and water table levels on the proposed site.
      • He sleeps three hours a night, wakes at six in the morning to monitor the state's reservoir levels.
      • Sea levels were low because water was frozen in ice sheets in Antartica.
      • The rise of sea levels with the release of glacial waters at the end of the last ice age flooded the plain between what is now the UK and Europe.
      • Mr Stainer said part of the plan included raising the level of the land to guard against flooding.

    • 1.2(degree, amount)

      nivel masculine
      pollution has reached alarming levels la contaminación ha alcanzado niveles / cotas alarmantes
      • a high level of literacy un alto nivel / índice de alfabetización
      • The recession has resulted in unprecedented levels of unemployment and a dramatic increase in poverty.
      • For the first time last year, unemployment rose to an unprecedented level of 10 percent.
      • And as unemployment rose to record levels, people have stopped spending so freely, causing prices to drop.
      • It should also have a healthy and vibrant economy with low levels of unemployment and deprivation, with an increase in quality homes.
      • Maintaining acceptable levels of water quality is important to human and environmental health.
      • Until 1998, female Army recruits were not expected to reach the same level of physical fitness as men.
      • Therefore when social, legal and administrative systems reach a certain level of complexity they cease functioning.
      • However, what's an acceptable level of unemployment?
      • What will it take to keep oil imports at today's level in 2020?
      • The Environment Agency tested the water in Manor House Gardens pond and found oxygen levels to be well above safe levels.
      • In a separate development, air pollution at Eastleigh town centre has been found to be way above acceptable levels.
      • Tests have found about one in seven UK lettuces with above approved levels of a pesticide, the Government announced yesterday.
      • Rainfall also dipped below the usual seasonal levels at 56 mm, or 60 per cent of the average.
      • The survey found that 47 per cent of consumers said they were suffering from above normal levels of stress.
      • Even low levels of weekly exercise drive down blood pressure and boost overall fitness.
      • The Minimum Income Guarantee gives out cash to those who are living below minimum levels set by the Government.
      • However, if the pressure in the reservoir tanks falls below a certain level, an alarm will sound for the driver.
      • Their businesses are based on low levels of investment and are not especially labour intensive.
      • He designed a safety valve to prevent the pressure of steam building up to dangerous levels.
      • A priority is supporting regeneration in areas with high levels of social and economic difficulty.

  • 2

    (rank)
    nivel masculine
    at ministerial/cabinet level a nivel ministerial/de gabinete
    • a top-level meeting una reunión de / a alto nivel
    • at national/regional/local level a nivel nacional/regional/local
    • they're both on the same level están al mismo nivel
    • how could you sink to such a level? ¿cómo pudiste haber caído tan bajo?
    • Though few have broken into the top echelons of power, the junior and middle management levels are full of women.
    • Important changes have also occurred in the middle levels of the class hierarchy.
    • The rest are stuck at the lower and middle levels of the managerial hierarchy.
    • What does worry me personally is the trend away from engineers being employed at fairly high management levels.
    • Authority in the firm is concentrated at senior levels of managerial hierarchies.
    • Based on age, the children are divided into the primary, intermediate, junior and senior levels.
    • It has become a challenging issue for policymakers both at the national and international levels to deal with.
    • The grain purchase programs determined at the national level were difficult to implement locally.
    • A spokesmen says, given the nature of the allegations, any inquiry would need to be at a national level.
    • Democratic practice has to occur at the local level if it is to have any chance at the national level.
    • Ideas matter to all of us who enter public life, particularly at the national level.
    • That is definitely below director level but above executive club member.
    • It seeks to inform and facilitate decisions appropriate to different levels of government and to private citizens at home and at work.
    • Here in Scotland, we have no comparable political leadership below the level of the Executive.
    • All of the seniority levels recovered lower amounts in 1999 than the historical average.
    • At the lower levels of business activities within this sector are very small operations that employ as few as five employees at maximum.
    • That has been the judgment rendered at the highest levels again within the last few weeks without any qualification.
    • This produces a mind-set that puts maids at the lowest level of the social structure.
    • There were clear levels on the Roman social ladder, but not everyone could be - or wished to be - neatly categorised.
    • At higher political levels, channels of communication are kept active and effective.
  • 3

    • 3.1Architecture
      (of building)

      nivel masculine
      • The first tidal wave caused damage to the bottom of the hotel, but it was the second wave, an hour and a half later, which wrecked the first few levels of the buildings.
      • Subterranean termites tunnel in moist soil to find wood, putting decks and lower levels of buildings at risk.
      • The building will be joined at many levels to the main building.
      • A woman died after jumping from the fifth level of a multi-storey car park.
      • It was not intended that there would be balconies at first floor level around the edges of the deck.
      • The contractor is to arrange for the carpets to be lifted from the ground and first floor levels and removed off site prior to work starting.
      • The new building has four levels, linked by a new lift as well as stairs.
      • Glass walkways connected the buildings to their neighbours and to the central building at three levels.
      • The ground floor shops and upper ground level occupy an area of 4,563 sq ft each.
      • The major landmarks of Paris are a bewitching sight from the various levels of the tower.
      • There are two bedrooms and a shower room on the upper level of the extension.
      • There is a department store on the beach road, Ocean Plaza, which is still flooded at the lower level.
      • The house had two levels and a flat roof, much like all the other buildings in the city.
      • Also at this level is a granny flat with a television room, kitchenette, bedroom and shower room.
      • Wildlife often seek refuge from flood waters on upper levels of a home and may remain inside even after the water recedes.
      • A different architect has designed each floor, giving each level a very different feel.
      • Additionally, there are several new ‘malls,’ some of which are three or more levels with no parking facilities.
      • Everything was spread out over five different levels with precious few staircases open to the public.
      • Being built on four levels with the ground floor reserved for secure parking, the flats will have panoramic views north across the Forth estuary to Fife.
      • It has three levels with three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

    • 3.2(in mine)

      galería feminine

  • 4

    (device)
    nivel masculine
    • I even used a level to measure properly!
    • Scrape the top layer smooth using a level to guide you.
    • A level can be used to straighten out rows of bricks.
    • In place of an open rear sight on the barrel, a bubble level is fitted to help avoid canting the rifle.
    • Generally, the most accurate beach survey data are obtained using a surveying level.
    • A laser level is the modern way of doing surveying.

adjective

  • 1

    (ground/surface) plano
    (ground/surface) llano
    that picture's not level ese cuadro no está derecho
    • a level tablespoonful of flour una cucharada rasa de harina
    • The surface should be level, free draining and, if possible, subject to frost prevention.
    • When we finally made it back to the gate the nice paved paths seemed an oasis of smooth level ground.
    • Assemble the table on a level surface, turn the top wheel upside down and place the seat wheel on top of it.
    • Place your container on a level surface and pour the gel slowly and carefully down the side.
    • The return to running should be gradual, starting at an easy pace on a level surface.
    • Transfer to the casserole dish and mix with the chicken and flatten to give a level surface for the topping.
    • Once back on level ground, a two-mile road run to the finish saw my team cross the line hand in hand and fairly emotional.
    • The paths leading to the hides are of compacted gravel, generally on level ground and well maintained.
    • Beyond that on level ground is an abundance of picnic sites where you can choose sun or shade.
    • When we reached the more level ground, it was as if we walked into another world.
    • Once she was on level ground, she grinned knowing she was finally out of the canyon.
    • Beyond the bank on the seaward side is a yard or two of level ground.
    • He spread a clean handkerchief from his hip pocket on a level stretch of ground.
    • Suppose the ball lands not on level ground, but deep in the stands or off a facade.
    • I may not be the greatest rider of all time, but I do try to make a point of not falling off when going in a straight line over level ground.
    • Nordic walking is best practised on fairly smooth and level paths.
    • Row crops and plant nurseries on level terrain are well suited for surface irrigation.
    • Make the terraces in your yard high enough so the land between them is fairly level.
    • The housing must be perfectly level and secure or else the fan may make excessive noise.
    • Slab sawing, flat sawing and floor sawing are done on reasonably level surfaces.
  • 2

    • 2.1(at same height)

      to be level (with sth) estar al nivel / a ras (de algo)
      • Bringing his eyes level with Luke, Adam surveyed him calmly.
      • Even standing, her head only drew level with my chest.
      • The kitchen has a range of eye and floor level units and is plumbed for a dishwasher and washing machine.
      • His face was level with hers.
      • When I go to the doctor, the clinicians never position my arm level with my heart.
      • Behind it is a large street level parking lot accessible from Richmond Street.
      • The garden level accommodation is accessed separately from the front garden.
      • We were so high up we were level with the clouds.

    • 2.2(abreast, equal)

      the two teams were level at half-time al medio tiempo los dos equipos iban / estaban empatados
      • as far as ability goes they're level en cuanto a capacidad están al mismo nivel
      • average earnings have kept level with inflation el salario medio ha ido subiendo a la par de la inflación
      • to draw level with sb ponerse hombro con hombro con algn

  • 3

    • 3.1(constant)

      estable
      • You can choose to receive a level income, or have your payouts rise in line with inflation.
      • Shares were level from there and closed at $3.86.
      • Studios have seen level prices over the past three years with the average rental rate at €910 per month.
      • Wages have been level since 1973.

    • 3.2(unemotional, calm)

      (voice/tone) desapasionado
      to keep a level head no perder la cabeza
      • a level head is vital in business la sensatez es esencial en los negocios
      • He speaks with the calm, level voice of a professional scientist.
      • He said it in a calm, level tone, but the icy look he gave me told me what he was thinking.
      • She returned it with a level gaze, betraying none of the anxiety she felt inside.
      • She gave him a level gaze, which drew his attention away from the air lane briefly.
      • Fixing him with a level gaze, he opened his mouth to speak.
      • That was said in a low, level voice and I suddenly realised how she might be construing this.
      • Philip kept a level gaze on him.
      • ‘Maybe not every time,’ said the leader, in a perfectly level tone.
      • He was simply looking straight back into this musician's eyes, with a perfectly level gaze.
      • They found his level, intense stare more than somewhat unnerving.

transitive verb leveling, leveled, levelling, levelled

  • 1

    • 1.1(make flat)

      (ground/surface) nivelar
      (ground/surface) aplanar
      (ground/surface) allanar
      (ground/surface) emparejar
      • Tap on a work surface to level the mixture, then put in the freezer.
      • The work is expected to take about a year during which time the surface will be levelled, drained and reseeded and flood lighting installed.
      • By early afternoon the ground was leveled, smoothed over and trimmed.
      • Finally, the groove is filled with more paste and the surface is leveled.
      • Pour the batter into the cake pan, leveling the surface with a spatula.
      • It is heartbreaking to see all of the trees in Princes Road felled and the ground being levelled.
      • It will take so long because the site has a slope and the ground needs to be levelled.
      • Two fields have been bought, levelled and surfaced to be used as car parks for the duration of the Games.
      • The bulldozers moved in and the grounds were levelled and that was that.
      • The ground has been leveled and they are firming the soil.
      • Once the cement was mixed up, she scooped it into the trench and leveled it off at ground level.
      • Then she mixed up a batch of cement in a bucket, poured it into the pie tins and leveled it off.
      • The site for the bus station and car park has been levelled and contractors will move in early in May and finish next summer.
      • The ground which has been levelled is now being left until July to settle and consolidate.
      • When I was about eight or nine they levelled it off and built blocks of flats there.
      • It's never been properly levelled so water always stands on the surface when it rains.
      • However, the contractors have continued their work of levelling the land for allotment of sites.
      • Bushes were cleared, the land was levelled and strengthened by filling it up with rubble.
      • They move soil sideways and level the land by filling low spots and knocking down ridges.
      • Once the digging there has been completed, the land will be levelled and the bypass will be 10 meters below the current ground level.

    • 1.2(raze, flatten)

      (building/town) arrasar
      • A massive explosion in the air sent shockwaves through the town and leveled the few buildings that had survived.
      • A third house was levelled in the nearby town of Dura.
      • As well as levelling the town, the quake has also destroyed what remained of the ancient city and its sixteenth century citadel.
      • Two earlier strikes levelled buildings and hit a car park.
      • Towns were levelled by tidal waves which left bodies wedged in trees as the waters receded, Indonesian officials and witnesses said.
      • One report stated that approximately 90 per cent of the buildings were leveled.
      • Much of the town was leveled, and eight people were killed.
      • One hundred and thirty mile per hour winds and waves 15 feet high leveled the town.
      • It leveled the entire town and over 300 people were killed.
      • At one point, there was some concern about the need to level the four buildings.
      • Yet there have also been recent earthquakes that have leveled entire villages, wiping out hundreds of children and families.
      • Luxurious waterfront houses were levelled and smaller houses that lined the town's canals were blown into the water.
      • The explosion reportedly leveled two buildings, one of them a restaurant on a town on the Mexican side of the border.
      • Whole neighborhoods and districts were leveled in ferocious street fighting with tanks, rockets, and artillery.
      • Around 80,000 people died immediately from the effects of the blast, and much of the city was leveled.
      • The hotel was the first to reopen after the 1906 earthquake and fires leveled every hotel in the city.
      • Everything was leveled to the ground, everything but what he had on his back.
      • All that do not have rounded roofs will be levelled to the ground.
      • Already entire streets of flats have been levelled to make way for more than 700 new homes, two new schools and a state-of-the-art health centre.
      • Fires still burned, but homes were charred and had been levelled to the ground.

  • 2

    (make equal)
    igualar
    social leveling nivelación social
    • He levelled the scores from the penalty spot.
    • He smashed the ball to the back of the net to level the scores yet again.
    • New Zealand went close to levelling the score soon after the restart.
    • They were unlucky to go into half-time without levelling the score.
    • After levelling the scores just three minutes into the second half, City looked the side most likely to go on and claim victory.
    • The fly half had two attempts at levelling the scores with long range penalties from inside his own half which drifted wide.
    • After levelling the scores they took the lead for the first time on the last end to take the game 26-20 with a four.
    • Neither country has retained the Ashes by levelling the score at The Oval.
    • Carling's conversion levelled the scores at 10-10 at half-time.
    • Disappointment was transferred instantly to points as the scores were levelled through another try in the corner.
    • His vital try, which levelled the scores at Dewsbury with 12 minutes to go, was his 21st of the season in his 21st appearance.
    • He insisted the second try - which levelled the scores in injury time - was short of the line.
    • It was his fine play which levelled the scores for the Wasps early on.
    • The hosts retook the lead on half-time with another converted try but the scores were levelled on 52 minutes.
    • The captain missed a penalty which would have levelled the scores.
    • The visitors levelled the scores with a try and penalty.
    • A series of well-placed shots saw her level the scores and keep up the momentum to win the fourth game.
    • His second conversion levelled the match.
    • He called 23 lets, eight no lets and 10 strokes, as Hopwood eventually levelled the match.
    • Ten minutes into the second half he landed a penalty to level the scores.
  • 3

    (direct)
    to level sth at sb/sth apuntarle a algn con algo
    • The two grunted angrily, leveling their weapons at her.
    • The eight men were leveling their weapons at the truck.
    • The guards leveled their weapons, and everybody shut up.
    • The yob threw the man to the floor and again levelled the weapon at his head, but then the gang fled with a haul of just £2,000.
    • He levelled the gun at me and without any further warning fired it straight at me from about 10 feet away.
    • The pipers of the Highland division sound their battle hymns, bayonets are levelled - and the Eighth Army is swallowed up in the darkness and confusion of battle.
    • When the rustlers spin round and glare at you, levelling their pistols in your direction, whistle nonchalantly.
    • When they were within range he leapt up, levelled a pistol at the helpless group and demanded cash.
    • She immediately levels her shotgun at the boy, who makes a quick dash away.
    • Instinctively Lee levels his rifle at the three enemy soldiers and orders them to leave or he will shoot.
    • The businessman and his family were enjoying a steak lunch when the hit man pulled up outside the restaurant, lowered the car window and levelled a machine gun.
    • The young man levelled his rifle again and fired.
    • Soldiers levelled guns at people left with no food or water in soaring temperatures.
    • ‘I'll give you one more chance’ he spat out, leveling his gun at her head.
    • He leveled the gun at a young woman who slowed her car.
    • He walked over to Justin and leveled a gun at his chest.
    • The man backed away from view as she leveled her rifle again.
    • Adam leveled the rifle at the rider, willing his hands not to shake.
    • He leveled his pistol and fired, hitting one of the men in the shoulder.
    • The anti-anticraft guns were turned not to aim into the air but were leveled to spray the ground with rapidly fired rounds.
    • Criticism was levelled at each of the professions involved.
    • Care should be taken with the manner in which criticism was levelled at other countries' leaders.
    • This has led to all sorts of unfair and unsubstantiated accusations being leveled against me.
    • If those accusations were levelled at the other councillor it would be understandable.
    • Some of the accusations being levelled at individuals and institutions are of the worst kind - rape, bullying, neglect, incompetence.
    • A lot of criticism was levelled at the legislation when it was introduced in 2000.
    • Criticism was often levelled at the medical profession for the manner in which the information was given.
    • Despite all the council's flaws, and the criticisms that can be levelled at it, the organization has considerable achievements to its name.
    • Maybe the criticism should be levelled at the designer of the cover rather than the photographer?
    • No criticism has been levelled at the councillor who withdrew her nomination for mayor and subsequently changed her vote.
    • There are a lot of little individual criticisms that can be levelled against the album, but overall, it works and it works well.
    • All sorts of bizarre accusations have been levelled at me.
    • That is a criticism that has been levelled at us and it is wrong.
    • In some cases, the people being accused were not even aware that an accusation had been levelled against them!
    • One criticism that might be levelled at him is that he is too soft.
    • The steward concerned is extremely upset that this accusation has been levelled against him.
    • The only criticism that could be levelled against him is a lack of patience.
    • If any criticism is to be levelled at him it is that he played far too much injury time at the end of the game.
    • Let us begin by reviewing one of the oldest accusations leveled at economic growth.
    • The outrage was levelled in equal measure against the investigators, for believing their own data, and the journal for publishing it.

intransitive verb leveling, leveled, levelling, levelled

informal
  • 1

    (be honest)
    to level with sb ser franco / sincero con algn
    • But the image of him taking control and levelling with people in an honest and compassionate way has been burned into the American psyche.
    • You're not levelling with me, sweetheart.
    • That would require levelling with the American people about unpleasant realities and the difficult choices that lie ahead.
    • The Prime Minister is having to draw on his last reserves of personal conviction, and convince us that he is levelling with the country.
    • Governments will lay aside the soft soap and start levelling with us.
    • He isn't levelling with his constituents.
    • I don't understand at all why he is not levelling with the Opposition in terms of what's going on here.
    • The Government should cease interfering with the judiciary and start levelling with the citizenry.
    • Ministers said they were levelling with voters on this issue.
    • As mentioned I have leveled with her and am prepared to do all I can to win her trust back.
    • Why does the Administration have such difficulty in leveling with the American people?