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Adverb: even  ee-vun
  1. 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!"
     
  2. In spite of; notwithstanding
    "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
     
  3. To a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even more interesting problem";
    - yet, still
     
  4. To the full extent
    "loyal even unto death"
Adjective: even (evener,evenest)  ee-vun
  1. Divisible by two
     
  2. Equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
    "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a even split"; "had a even chance"; "an even fight";
    - fifty-fifty
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Symmetrically arranged
    "even features";
    - regular
     
  5. Occurring at fixed intervals
    "the even rhythm of his breathing";
    - regular
     
  6. Of the score in a contest
    "the score is even";
    - tied, level
Noun: even  ee-vun
  1. The latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    "he enjoyed the even light across the lake";
    - evening, eve, eventide
Verb: even  ee-vun
  1. Make level or straight
    "even the ground";
    - flush, level, even out
     
  2. Become even or more even
    "even out the surface";
    - even out
     
  3. Make even or more even
    - even out

Derived forms: evens, evened, evener, evenest, evening

See also: equal, even out, evenness, flat, flatbottom, flatbottomed, flush, invariability, justified, lap-jointed, level, plane, smooth, steady, straight, straight-grained, symmetric, symmetrical, true

Type of: alter, change, change surface, day, daylight, daytime, modify, regularise [Brit], regularize

Antonym: odd, uneven

Encyclopedia: Even