water level

noun
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of water level

1 : an instrument to show the level by means of the surface of water in a trough or in a U-shaped tube
2 : the surface of still water: such as
a : the level assumed by the surface of a particular body or column of water
b : the waterline of a vessel

Examples of water level in a Sentence

  1. Check the water level of the swimming pool.

  2. We should have good water levels through the summer after all this rain.

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First Known Use of water level

circa 1560

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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Definition of water level for English Language Learners

  • : the height of the surface of water in a lake, river, etc.


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