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 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, "Manchester United denied record-equaling Premier League away win by late Foxes equalizer," 26 Dec. 2020 Grateful for the Extra Time: Chemo is the great leveler. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Patient friend becomes a ‘comfort bot’," 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, "What can Kentucky football do in an all SEC season? Picking each game on UK's 2020 schedule," 21 Sep. 2020 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

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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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11 Jan 2021

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“Leveler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveler. Accessed 21 Jan. 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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