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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that levels: a leveler of boards.
  • n. One who advocates the abolition of social inequities.
  • n. A member of an English radical political movement arising in the Parliamentarian forces of the 1640s and advocating universal male suffrage, equality before the law, parliamentary democracy, and religious tolerance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of level: more level
  • n. A person or thing that levels.
  • n. A person holding a political opinion in favor of eliminating disparities between the haves and the have nots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, levels.
  • n. One who would remove social inequalities or distinctions; a socialist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who levels or makes even; one who or that which brings or reduces to a level, or destroys by leveling: as, time is the great leveler.
  • n. One who desires or strives to bring men to a common level; one who would level social distinctions, or who disregards differences of rank or status.
  • n. [capitalized] One of a party which arose in the army of the Long Parliament about 1647.
  • n. A screw or other device fitted to the leg of a billiard-table or to any piece of apparatus for adjusting the table or apparatus to a true level.
  • n. An earth-scraper.
  • n. One of a secret society of rebels in Ireland in the latter half of the eighteenth century: named from their principles and the leveling of park palings and walls, practised by them.
  • n. In currying, a composition used to eradicate the grease before leather is dyed.
  • n. In golf, a hole of such length that no player can reach the green in one stroke and any player can reach it in two strokes.
  • n. A person who uses an engineer's level; a member of an engineering or surveying party.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions

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Examples

  • Three of the officers were of Cromwell's party; the fourth, Captain Zachariah Scarborough, was a "leveler" -- a hater of kings, a Dutch-bred pioneer of Dutch-bred democracy.

    The Cost

  • Captain Zachariah Scarborough, was a "leveler" -- a hater of kings, a

    The Cost

  • Receiving hospice care seems to be a "leveler" for blacks, says Lauren Harris-Kojetin, one of the study's authors.

    Study: Blacks less likely to have living wills, medical directives

  • Or as a frightening leveler of cultures, turning so many distinct ways of life into a homogenous extension of America, the dominant English-speaking nation of the day.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Of course, having a Sam's Club, Costco, and a Wal-Mart Supercenter within about five miles of our house is a good price leveler.

    Cuernavaca

  • I don't know how I could survive without my cake leveler!

    The Cake Slice presents: Piña Colada Cake

  • Nonetheless, it certainly is ironic to see the Internet, the great equalizer, leveler of playing fields, transformed into a giant game of Monopoly.

    Monopoly Money In Silicon Valley

  • Over the grind of an 82-game regular season, the Rangers' work ethic can be a great leveler, an equalizer.

    For the Rangers, Grit Wasn't Enough

  • LS's peddling Franco-American fare from within a former garage that's now a mod, condo-esque tri-leveler, with multiple intimate chambers leading back to two dining rooms, one raised, and one sunken an appropriate backdrop for your growing booty.

    Thrillist: La Silhouette French-American From Some Very Vetted Vets

  • For the first time they have a powerful leveler on their side - Web sites that allow them to organize and spread their ideas and, as in the recent revolutions, their outrage.

    Dr. Peggy Drexler: Women and Revolution - What Now?

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