water level

wa·ter lev·el
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er lev-uh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɛv əl/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) ˈlevl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er lev-uh l]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɛv əl/

Definitions of water level words

  • noun water level the surface level of any body of water. 1
  • noun water level the level to which a vessel is immersed; water line. 1
  • noun water level the level reached by the surface of a body of water 0
  • noun water level the water line of a boat or ship 0
  • noun water level the surface of still water 0
  • noun water level the height of this 0

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Origin of water level

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1555-65

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Parts of speech for Water level


water level popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water level usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for water level

noun water level

  • aquifer — In geology, an aquifer is an area of rock underneath the surface of the earth which absorbs and holds water.
  • mean sea level — (in the UK) the sea level used by the Ordnance Survey as a datum level, determined at Newlyn in Cornwall

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