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 The virus, such a minuscule speck of disease, has proved to be both a great leveler and great divider of humanity. John Leicester And Mauricio Savarese, Star Tribune, 1 July 2021 Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko Instead of being the great leveler, as pandemics have been throughout history, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed and compounded pre-existing inequalities in wealth, race, gender, age, education and geographical location. Edward Webster, Quartz, 2 June 2021 Accessibility for some could mean usability for all One factor that could prove a boon for passengers with disabilities is that the novelty of the technology can be seen as a great leveler. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 11 Apr. 2021 As long as the leveler is not too thick, nails should be able to penetrate it and catch the wood below. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Mar. 2021 One of the great benefits of the freelance revolution is its potential as a leveler and democratizer of opportunity. Jon Younger, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Marcus Rashford made amends for a glaring early miss by putting United ahead in the 23rd minute after an assist by Fernandes but the lead did not last long as Harvey Barnes rifled home the leveler for the Foxes. Paul Gittings, CNN, 26 Dec. 2020 Grateful for the Extra Time: Chemo is the great leveler. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2020 There is still a sizable gap for Kentucky to close with Georgia, but, as in every game this year, possible COVID-19 absences could be the great leveler. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 21 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of leveler

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jul 2021

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“Leveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveler. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of leveler

: something that treats or affects all people the same way

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