even


even
even
even1 [ē′vən]
adj.
[ME < OE efne, efen, akin to Ger eben, Goth ibns < ? IE base * yem-, hold together > MIr emon, twins]
1. flat; level; smooth [even country]
2. not irregular; not varying; uniform; constant [an even tempo]
3. calm; tranquil; serene; placid [an even disposition]
4. in the same plane or line; in line [water even with the rim]
5. equally balanced
6.
a) owing and being owed nothing
b) with neither a profit nor a loss
7. revenged for a wrong, insult, etc.
8. just; equitable; fair [an even exchange]
9. equal or identical in number, quantity, degree, score, etc.
10. exactly divisible by two: said of numbers: opposed to ODD
11. exact [an even mile]
adv.
1. Obs. in an even manner
2. used as an intensive or emphatic particle meaning:
a) though it may seem improbable; moreover; indeed; fully [even unto death; even a fool could understand]
b) exactly; precisely; just; in no other way but [it happened even as I expected]
c) just as; while; already [even as he spoke, she entered]
d) still; yet: used in emphasizing a comparison [an even worse mistake]
e) Archaic namely; particularly [one there was, even John]
vt., vi.
to make, become, or be even; level off; equalize or be equalized: often with off, out, or up
SYN.- LEVEL, STEADY
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even if
supposing that; though
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even so
in spite of that; nonetheless
evenly
adv.
evenness
n.
even2 [ē′vən]
n.
[see EVE]
Archaic evening

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Even — E ven, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[ a]mn, Goth. ibns. Cf. {Anent}, {Ebb}.] 1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • even — Ⅰ. even [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) flat and smooth; level. 2) equal in number, amount, or value. 3) having little variation in quality; regular. 4) equally balanced: the match was even. 5) (of a person s temper or disposition) placid; calm. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • even — e‧ven [ˈiːvn] adjective 1. staying at the same level, rather than frequently changing from one level to the other: • Strong trade will encourage more even selling. 2. giving two sides, things, ideas etc equal or fair treatment: • We should try… …   Financial and business terms

  • even — even; even·er; even·ly; even·ness; even·tra·tion; even·tual; even·tu·al·i·ty; even·tu·al·ly; even·tu·ate; un·even; break·even; even·hand·ed·ly; even·hand·ed·ness; even·tu·a·tion; …   English syllables

  • even — is normally placed immediately before the word or phrase that it qualifies: Doctors must pursue costly and even dangerous investigations / She is talking even more loudly / He even enrolled in a business studies course. In some cases even… …   Modern English usage

  • even if — phrase used for emphasizing that although something may happen or may be true, another situation remains the same He’s determined to prove his innocence, even if he has to go to the highest court in the land. Thesaurus: words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Even — E ven, adv. [AS. efne. See {Even}, a., and cf. {E en}.] 1. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well. Is it even so? Shak. [1913 Webster] Even so did these Gauls possess the coast. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • even — [adj1] flat, uniform alike, balanced, consistent, constant, continual, continuous, direct, equal, flush, homogenous, horizontal, level, matching, metrical, parallel, planate, plane, plumb, proportional, regular, right, same, smooth, square,… …   New thesaurus

  • Even — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anat Even (* 1960), israelische Regisseurin Bert Even (* 1925), deutscher Politiker, Präsident des Bundesverwaltungsamtes Jean Even (1910 1986), französischer Maler und Plakatmaler Johannes Even… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Even — E ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evening}] 1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. [1913 Webster] His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. Sir. W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] It will even all inequalities Evelyn. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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