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

  • adj. Having or existing on two levels: a bi-level passenger coach; a bi-level marketing campaign.
  • adj. Divided vertically into two ground-floor levels: a bi-level home.
  • n. A dwelling that is divided vertically into two ground-floor levels.


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  • I spend the rest of the weekend running into the Frenchness that I had left behind when we packed our bags and left Marseilles for the countryside ten years ago, for a home which has, over the years, gone from French to functional, from quirky to comfortable, from bi-level to "bo-ring."


  • I enter my belle-mère's tiny bathroom, sideways, inching my way to the tub known as a "sabot" which in French means "slipper bath" -- and for good reason: slightly bigger than a pantoufle, the tub's base is bi-level.


  • This sleek bi-level wine bar/restaurant stands out as a foodie and oenephile's haven in the Mitte neighborhood.

    Let's Eat!

  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The restaurant occupies a bi-level space; ground-floor seating is at the bar and at communal tables.

    Lunch on the Bowery

  • A bi-level 6,000 square foot club, lounge and event space built from recycled or recyclable materials, GREENHOUSE is the first nightclub in the nation to receive certification by the United States Green Buildings Council for its environmentally conscious construction and design.

    The Greenhouse Nightclub Interior by bluarch Architecture

  • The date-friendly Frencherie's sexified menu includes a range of tastings for two warm shrimp salad w/ basil, truffle macaroni..., sure to set the mood amidst the dimly lit, bi-level, tree-lined atrium surroundings, a good setting for warming your woman up for some hardwood.

    Thrillist: V-Day a la Carte: Avoid The Prix Fixe

  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal More than 100 mounted bears, lions and wolves occupy the cavernous bi-level structure, which is painted to resemble the natural habitats of the animals on display.

    Animal House in New Canaan

  • Actress Geena Davis won a permanent place on "worst Oscar dress" lists with the ruffled, bi-level dress she wore to the Academy Awards that year.

    Wendy Brandes: Mullets Go Mainstream

  • More than 100 mounted bears, lions and wildebeests occupy a cavernous bi-level structure.

    Animal Museum And, Oh, a House

  • The bi-level restaurant is elegant and betrays a convivial love of all things Italian.

    Five Best Italian Restaurants in NYC | myFiveBest


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