Definition of Even

1. Noun. The latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall). "He enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

Exact synonyms: Eve, Evening, Eventide
Generic synonyms: Day, Daylight, Daytime
Specialized synonyms: Guest Night
Terms within: Sundown, Sunset, Crepuscle, Crepuscule, Dusk, Evenfall, Fall, Gloam, Gloaming, Nightfall, Twilight

2. Verb. Make level or straight. "Level the ground"
Exact synonyms: Even Out, Flush, Level
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Grade, Strickle, Strike, Strickle
Derivative terms: Level, Leveler, Leveller

3. Adjective. Divisible by two.
Antonyms: Odd

4. Adverb. Used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected. "I don't have even a dollar!"

5. Verb. Become even or more even. "Even out the surface"
Exact synonyms: Even Out
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

6. Adjective. Equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced. "An even fight"
Exact synonyms: Fifty-fifty
Similar to: Equal
Derivative terms: Evenness

7. Adverb. In spite of; notwithstanding. "Even with his head start she caught up with him"

8. Verb. Make even or more even.
Exact synonyms: Even Out
Generic synonyms: Regularise, Regularize
Causes: Even Out
Also: Even Off, Even Out, Even Up

9. Adjective. 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). "The picture is even with the window"

10. Adverb. To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons. "A yet sadder tale"
Exact synonyms: Still, Yet

11. Adjective. Symmetrically arranged. "A regular polygon"
Exact synonyms: Regular
Similar to: Symmetric, Symmetrical
Derivative terms: Evenness, Regularity

12. Adverb. To the full extent. "Loyal even unto death"

13. Adjective. Occurring at fixed intervals. "The even rhythm of his breathing"
Exact synonyms: Regular
Similar to: Steady
Derivative terms: Evenness, Regularity

14. Adjective. Of the score in a contest. "The score is tied"
Exact synonyms: Level, Tied
Similar to: Equal
Derivative terms: Evenness

Definition of Even

1. n. Evening. See Eve, n. 1.

2. a. 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.

3. v. t. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.

4. v. i. To be equal.

5. adv. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.

Definition of Even

1. Proper noun. A Tungusic language spoken by the Evens in Siberia. ¹

2. Adjective. Flat and level. ¹

3. Adjective. Without great variation. ¹

4. Adjective. Equal in proportion, quantity, size(,) etc. ¹

5. Adjective. (not comparable of an integer) Divisible by two. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero. ¹

7. Adjective. On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed. ¹

8. Adjective. (colloquial) On equal terms of a moral sort; quits. ¹

9. Verb. To make flat and level. ¹

10. Adverb. (archaic) exactly, just, fully ¹

11. Adverb. (non-gloss definition Implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality) ¹

12. Adverb. (non-gloss definition Emphasizing a comparative) ¹

13. Noun. (archaic or poetic) Evening. ¹

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Definition of Even

1. flat and smooth [adj EVENER, EVENEST] / to make even [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: even

Medical Definition of Even

1. 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." 6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. "His even servant." 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, in a level or horizontal position. Origin: AS. Efen. Efn; akin to OS. Eban, D. Even, OHG. Eban, G. Efen, Icel. Jafn, Dan. Jevn, Sw. Jamn, Goth. Ibns. Cf. Anent, Ebb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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