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

Examples of water level in a Sentence

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 Storms, flood watches in the Midwest Elsewhere in the Midwest, torrential rains this week led water levels to rise dramatically in Minnesota, risking the collapse of a 40-year-old bridge. Claire Thornton, USA TODAY, 5 July 2024 Storm surge there could raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels, and rainfall totals could range from 4 to 6 inches, the hurricane center said. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 4 July 2024 Flooding brought back familiar dangers for Florida residents With flooding from the rainfall deluging South Florida since Tuesday morning, footage on social media has shown water levels in the area reaching to vehicles’ windows and filling up parking decks and neighborhood streets. Dalia Faheid, CNN, 14 June 2024 More:Climate change brings rising Lake Michigan water levels. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for water level 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'water level.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

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

Dictionary Entries Near water level

Cite this Entry

“Water level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20level. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on water level

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!