dismantle vs level what difference

what is difference between dismantle and level

English

Etymology

From Middle French desmanteler, itself from des- (dis-), mantel (coat) + -er (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈmæntəl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪsˈmæntʰəɫ]
  • (Cockney) IPA(key): [dɪsˈmænʔəɫ]
  • (US) IPA(key): [dɪsˈmæ̃nɾɫ̩], [dɪsˈmæ̃nɫ̩]
  • Rhymes: -æntəl

Verb

dismantle (third-person singular simple present dismantles, present participle dismantling, simple past and past participle dismantled)

  1. (transitive, originally) To divest, strip of dress or covering.
  2. (transitive) To remove fittings or furnishings from.
  3. (transitive) To take apart; to disassemble; to take to pieces.

Derived terms

  • dismantlable
  • dismantlement
  • dismantler

Translations

References

  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Anagrams

  • dentalism


English

Etymology

From Middle English level, from Old French livel, liveau m, later nivel, niveau, from Latin libella f (a balance, a level), diminutive of libra f (a balance, a level); see libra, librate.

The verb is from Middle English levelen, from the noun.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɛv.əl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛvəl
  • Hyphenation: lev‧el

Adjective

level (comparative leveler or leveller, superlative levelest or levellest)

  1. The same height at all places; parallel to a flat ground.
  2. At the same height as some reference; constructed as level with.
  3. Unvaried in frequency.
  4. Unvaried in volume.
  5. Calm.
  6. In the same position or rank.
  7. Straightforward; direct; clear.
    • 1873, Matthew Arnold, Literature and Dogma
      a very plain and level account
  8. Well balanced; even; just; steady; impartial.
  9. (phonetics) Of even tone; without rising or falling inflection; monotonic.
    • 1891, Henry Sweet, A History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period
      Intonation or tone is either level, rising, or falling, marked respectively
  10. (physics) Perpendicular to a gravitational force.

Antonyms

  • tilted
  • unbalanced
  • uneven

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Noun

level (countable and uncountable, plural levels)

  1. A tool for finding whether a surface is level, or for creating a horizontal or vertical line of reference.
  2. A distance relative to a given reference elevation.
  3. Degree or amount.
  4. Achievement or qualification.
  5. (computer science) Distance from the root node of a tree structure.
  6. (video games) One of several discrete segments of a game, generally increasing in difficulty and representing different locations in the game world.
    Synonyms: stage, zone, world
  7. (role-playing games, video games) A numeric value that quantifies a character, ability, or item’s experience and power.
  8. A floor of a multi-storey building.
  9. (Britain) An area of almost perfectly flat land.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      The troops grow mutinous—the revenue fails—
      There’s something rotten in us—for the level
      Of the State slopes, its very bases topple,
      The boldest turn their backs upon themselves!
  10. (Singapore, education) A school grade or year.

Hyponyms

Related terms

Descendants

  • German: Level
  • Irish: leibhéal
  • Japanese: レベル (reberu)
  • Welsh: lefel

Translations

See also

  • Wikipedia article on newsgroup posting style

Verb

level (third-person singular simple present levels, present participle (US) leveling or levelling, simple past and past participle (US) leveled or levelled)

  1. To adjust so as to make as flat or perpendicular to the ground as possible.
  2. To destroy by reducing to ground level; to raze.
    • He levels mountains and he raises plains.
  3. (role-playing games, video games) To progress to the next level.
  4. To aim or direct (a weapon, a stare, an accusation, etc).
    • 1592, John Stow, The Annales of England
      Bertram de Gordon, standing on the castle wall, levelled a quarrel out of a crossbow.
  5. To direct or impose (a penalty, fine, etc) at or upon (someone).
    • 1809, William Ross (Jr.), Abridgement of the laws of Scotland relating to hunting [etc], page 60:
      If the right of killing salmon belong exclusively to the King, and consequently to his donatories, why has not the Legislature secured the right by levelling penalties against such as should encroach upon it […] ?
    • 1978, Parliamentary Debates of the New Zealand House of Representatives, page 4955:
      How can the Minister reconcile the first statement with the clause, when he is in fact levelling punishment at the woman and not at the errant father […] ?
    • 1995, The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) of the [Great British] House of Lords:
      There is no purpose in levelling fines because they would be merely paid from the £1.8 billion which the BBC collects.
    • 2007, Mary Jacoby, EU investigators endorse charges against Intel, Wall Street Journal Europe, 17 January, page 32, column 5:
      Ultimately, Ms. Kroes [European Union Antitrust Commissioner] could level a fine and order Intel to change its business practices.
  6. (sports) To make the score of a game equal.
  7. (figuratively) To bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.
  8. To adjust or adapt to a certain level.
    • For all his mind on honour fixed is, / To which he levels all his purposes.
  9. (usually with “with”) To speak honestly and openly with.

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • level on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Further reading

  • level in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • level in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Indonesian

Etymology

From English level, from Middle English level, from Old French livel, liveau m, later nivel, niveau, from Latin libella f (a balance, a level), diminutive of libra f (a balance, a level)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛvəl]
  • Hyphenation: lè‧vêl

Noun

level (first-person possessive levelku, second-person possessive levelmu, third-person possessive levelnya)

  1. (colloquial) level.
    Synonyms: tingkatan, tataran, lapisan

Further reading

  • “level” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

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