from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of leveler.
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- 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.
- n. An equaliser.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See leveler, leveling.
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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A perfect democracy, in any country and state of society, is a perfect lie, and a leveller is a brainless fool.
It vas Vistlin 'Dick as you give such a' leveller 'to, -- a rare pretty knock-down I vill say, sir, -- never saw a cleaner -- Oh! they're a bad lot, they are,
Organisational psychologist Darryl Cross says not only does wearing uniforms, from identical polo shirts to very similar slick corporate attire, set a professional standard, it is also a "leveller" that helps remove visible social and economic differences between staff.
According to the company, SaaS is the ultimate playing field 'leveller', enabling small manufacturers to achieve the same operational efficiency of big players with big IT budgets, developing custom-made ERP and CRM systems.
Eidsmoe says that Sam Adams was "at times suspected of being a 'leveller' who wanted to abolish property rights and redistribute wealth, but he emphatically declared that was not the case.
Showed strength and guile before crossing for Darren Bent's leveller.
"Also it's a great leveller, and it's relaxing: you can put your feet on the sofas."
The trail, which turns men into the same blankets and makes them brothers, was the great leveller of distinctions, as he had come to learn.
So far as the Champions League is concerned, they had, for instance, led Barcelona in the 2006 final until a leveller in the 76th minute.
On a sunny Thursday evening, this handsomely polished Victorian boozer seemed to have attracted a reasonably diverse cross section of west London life, and the room was suffused in that easy-going good cheer that is generated by that great leveller: good beer.