Definitions for: Leveling

[n] changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
[n] the act of making equal or uniform
[n] complete destruction of a building

Webster (1913) Definition: Lev"el*ing, n. [Written also levelling.]
1. The act or operation of making level.

2. (Surveying) The art or operation of using a leveling
instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining
the differences of level between different points of the
earth's surface included in a survey, for establishing
grades, etc., as in finding the descent of a river, or
locating a line of railroad.

Leveling instrument. See Surveyor's level, under Level,

Leveling staff, a graduated rod or staff used in connection
with a leveling instrument for measuring differences of
level between points.

Synonyms: demolishing, equalisation, equalization, grading, razing, tearing down

See Also: balancing, building, construction, deed, destruction, devastation, effort, equating, equation, exploit, feat, reconciliation

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