lev·​el·​er | \ ˈle-və-lər How to pronounce leveler (audio) , ˈlev-lər \
variants: or leveller

Definition of leveler

1 : one that levels
2a capitalized : one of a group of radicals arising during the English Civil War and advocating equality before the law and religious toleration
b : one favoring the removal of political, social, or economic inequalities
c : something that tends to reduce or eliminate differences among individuals

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Examples of leveler in a Sentence

a nation of levelers, Norway has a tax structure designed to reduce the gap between the richest and the poorest
Recent Examples on the Web Proponents say the option is a leveler, creating an opening for small investors who might otherwise be priced out of the stock market. Washington Post, "Shares by the slice: Fractional investing sparks a stock market stampede," 10 July 2020 Marcia was a secretary at Glen Hills Middle School and a dock leveler company before getting into food demonstrating. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They went to prom as blind dates in 1959. Now this Glendale couple has been married for nearly 57 years.," 5 May 2020 As financial markets stagger and fears of the unknown abounds, coronavirus is proving to swiftly be an indiscriminate leveler of those in secure as well as insecure industries. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "COVID-19 now demands that we all become good neighbors: Phillip Morris," 15 Mar. 2020 But in divided, modern San Francisco, the club is a great leveler and a place with unexpected connections, writes Annie Vainshtein. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: The California presidential campaign hiring boom," 13 Feb. 2020 Money is the great leveler in the industry, absolving all sins, including creative ones. Mark Olsenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Turmoil in the French suburbs in ‘Les Misérables’," 10 Jan. 2020 The leveler came in the 69th minute, when Moralez crossed to the back post and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi beat Westberg off the bounce. Dylan Butler, orlandosentinel.com, "Toronto FC upsets No. 1 NYCFC 2-1 in Eastern Conference semifinals," 23 Oct. 2019 Gnabry made no mistake four minutes into the second half with a fine individual goal, but the visitors were stunned again when Sergio Cordova set up Finnbogason’s late leveler. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bayern denied again as Augsburg draws 2-2 in injury time," 19 Oct. 2019 The update also includes new sizes, like a slim rectangle and mini square, and POP accessories that attach to the underside of those lids, like a leveler, scoops, date dial, and a brown sugar saver (a terra cotta disk to keep it from drying out!). Katie Macdonald, PEOPLE.com, "Khloé Kardashian Uses These OXO Containers for Her Pantry — and They Just Got a Major Upgrade," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of leveler

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of leveler was in 1598

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21 Jul 2020

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“Leveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveler. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of leveler

: something that treats or affects all people the same way

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