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bi-lev·​el ˈbī-ˈle-vəl How to pronounce bi-level (audio)
: having two levels of freight or passenger space
: having two floors with a ground-level entry situated between the floors


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bi-lev·​el ˈbī-ˌle-vəl How to pronounce bi-level (audio)
: a bi-level house

Examples of bi-level in a Sentence

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Bodacious Shops Come for the lattes, and stay to peruse the shelves and samples at Bodacious Shops, a bi-level downtown staple that doubles as a cafe, kitchen store, olive oil shop, and chef’s kitchen for events and classes. Staff Author Published, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 The flowing nature of the vessel is perhaps best showcased in the bi-level entertainment space. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 The crown jewel is the 15,000-square-foot Villa One, a bi-level hideaway with a private beachfront pool, daybeds, and a fire pit right next to the water’s edge. Siobhan Reid, Robb Report, 5 Dec. 2023 Stay in one of the bi-level suites with private plunge pools and ample space to have in-room spa treatments. Judy Koutsky, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2023 Each street in Montclair can offer a mix of colonials, Tudor, ranches, mid-century modern, contemporary, and Victorian homes, with the occasional split-level and bi-level homes in the mix. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 The Main Building was originally constructed in 1905 and houses a total of 11 accommodations, including two bi-level suites. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 20 Oct. 2023 This bi-level beauty, also located in Marigot, has seven bedrooms — the master suite’s magnificent bathroom includes an earthy natural field stone shower cave with a skylight. Linda Laban, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2023 After receiving thousands of complaints, Philips announced a recall of about 20 models of ventilators and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and BiPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) machines. Debbie Cenziper, ProPublica, 28 Sep. 2023
The two-story home is capped by an additional bi-level rooftop terrace—a rarity for Dubai—and offers grandstand views of the city’s iconic Burj Khalifa. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2023 For something that will please a variety of palates, Avanti F & B's bi-level shipping container food hall showcases casual-gourmet pizza, barbecue, arepas, vegan bowls, sushi, brews, mocktails and Big Chill frozen drinks. Robin Soslow, Chron, 26 Feb. 2023 The spacious art deco, pastel bi-level dining room is already popping up on Instagram thanks to its stunning design, but the food by James Tracey is no slouch either. Devorah Lev-Tov, Travel + Leisure, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bi-level was in 1960

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“Bi-level.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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