Definitions for: Even


[adv] used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected; "even an idiot knows that"; "declined even to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!"
[adv] to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
[adv] in spite of; notwithstanding; "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
[adv] to the full extent; "loyal even unto death"
[adj] equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced; "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"; "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight"
[adj] of the score in a contest; "the score is even"
[adj] being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
[adj] divisible by two
[adj] occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
[adj] symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
[v] make even or more even
[v] become even or more even; "even out the surface"
[v] make level or straight; "level the ground"



Webster (1913) Definition: E"venn. [OE. eve, even, efen, [ae]fen. AS. [=ae]fen; akin
to OS. [=a]band, OFries, [=a]vend, D. avond, OHG. [=a]band,
Icel. aptan, Sw. afton, Dan. aften; of unknown origin. Cf.
Eve, Evening.]
Evening. See Eve, n. 1. [Poetic.] --Shak.


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 motion of action;
as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.

2. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly
self-possessed; as, an even temper.

3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

And shall lay thee even with the ground. --Luke xix.
44.

4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to
both side; owing nothing on either side; -- said of
accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts
are even; an even bargain.

To make the even truth in pleasure flow. --Shak.

5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. ``I know
my life so even.'' --Shak.

6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] ``His
even servant.'' --Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29).

7. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder;
-- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.

Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.
--Jer. Taylor.

On even ground, with equal advantage.

On even keel (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.


E"ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evened; p. pr. & vb. n.
Evening]
1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.

His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W.
Raleigh.

It will even all inequalities --Evelyn.

2. To equal [Obs.] ``To even him in valor.'' --Fuller.

3. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a
state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance,
as accounts; to make quits. --Shak.

4. To set right; to complete.

5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak.


E"ven, v. i.
To be equal. [Obs.] --R. Carew.


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.

Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.
--Spenser.

2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much
as; fully; quite.

Thou wast a soldier Even to Cato's wish. --Shak.

Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.
--Swift.

3. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is
unexpected or less expected.

I have made several discoveries, which appear new,
even to those who are versed in critical learning.
--Addison.

4. At the very time; in the very case.

I knew they were had enough to please, even when I
wrote them. --Dryden.

Note: Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase.
``I have debated even in my soul.'' --Shak.

By these presence, even the presence of Lord
Mortimer. --Shak.

Synonyms: equal, even out, even out, fifty-fifty, flat, flatbottom, flatbottomed, flush(p), justified, level, level, plane, regular, still, straight, symmetric, symmetrical, tied(p), true, yet

Antonyms: odd, uneven

See Also: alter, change, change surface, compensate, counterbalance, even, even off, even up, grade, plane, regularise, regularize, smooth, steady, strickle, strike

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