water level


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

Example Sentences

Check the water level of the swimming pool. We should have good water levels through the summer after all this rain.
Recent Examples on the Web The weather service said the water level is going to continue to drop this evening and drop below flood stage Wednesday morning. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 1 Mar. 2023 The biggest criteria for nesting success for the storks is water level. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2023 The dye releases occur at a point in the tide cycle when the water level is falling called an ebb tide. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 30 Jan. 2023 Ideally, the water level should be set to about an inch below the top of the overflow tube. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Jan. 2023 The water level quickly dropped to minor flood stage levels overnight. Christopher Weber And Stefanie Dazio, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Jan. 2023 The water level quickly dropped to minor flood stage levels overnight. Christopher Weber, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Jan. 2023 High above, at the reservoir, the water level slowly seeps lower. Stanley Reed Matilde Viegas, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2023 The water level on the western basin of Lake Erie near Toledo broke the all-time lowest water level ever recorded, NWS said. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of water level was circa 1560

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“Water level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20level. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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