Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

A level

[ey lev-uh l] /ˈeɪ ˌlɛv əl/
noun, British
a public examination requiring advanced knowledge in a subject and taken at the end of secondary school, usually two years after O level.
a pass in this examination.
Origin of A level
1950-55; A(dvanced) level Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for a-level
Contemporary Examples
British Dictionary definitions for a-level

A level

noun (in Britain)
  1. a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17–18
  2. the course leading to this examination
  3. (as modifier): A-level maths
a pass in a particular subject at A level: she has three A levels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for A level

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for a

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for a-level