Definitions

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

  • adj. Having the floor levels of adjoining rooms separated by about half a story: decided to buy a split-level ranch house.

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  • n. A building built with rooms on levels separated by stairs of less than a full storey.
  • adj. Describing such a building.

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Examples

  • When I split the parental split-level in the suburbs back in the late 1970's to travel the world as a ballet dancer I left all that behind and I was one of the coolest people on the planet, I promise you.

    Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn: How Cintra Wilson Made Me Care About Fashion Again

  • The two-story, split-level retreats can comfortably accommodate two adults or a small family and larger models may be able to act as a small, quaint hostel with several guests.

    Alexandra Kain | Inhabitat

  • He spent two nights in the split-level home of a Muscatine couple, sleeping amid the Star Trek toys on display in the bedroom of their two boys, who were away at college.

    Heartland Return for Chinese Leader

  • Specialized in environmentally sustainable commercial and residential interiors, designer Jessica Helgerson took the challenge of remodeling a once run-down split-level ranch house, into a mid-century modern residence.

    Mountain and Ocean: Sea Ranch Residence

  • A spacious interior with a limited floor plan, the minimalist house covers a small 50sqm plot with a split-level layout that is spread over three floors.

    The House Caught Between The Sea And The Mountains

  • The modernish interiors remodelling project by Jessica Helgerson Specialized in environmentally sustainable commercial and residential interiors, designer Jessica Helgerson took the challenge of remodeling a once run-down split-level ranch house, with bright and airy great rooms into a mid-century modern residence.

    Mountain and Ocean: Sea Ranch Residence

  • The company turned away from a conventional "three box" design the three squares represent the trunk, roof and hood to what Honda calls "mono-form design" with a downward sloping hood, an arcing roof line and a split-level dashboard.

    Auto Makers Sweeten the Recipe for Small Cars

  • This 1958 split-level home has been updated with a range of EE/RE energy efficiency / renewable energy measures.

    A. Siegel: Some Sunshine Hits Washington, DC

  • Matthew Carbone for the Wall Street Journal Designed by Cincinnati modernist architect Carl Strauss, their split-level, 3,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath house is divided into two rectangular sections entered by a trellis walkway covered with wisteria blossoms.

    Cincinnati Modern

  • Designed by Cincinnati architect Carl Strauss, their split-level, 3,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-bath house is divided into two rectangular sections entered by a trellis walkway covered with wisteria blossoms.

    The Wilds of Cincinnati

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