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Definitions of even

  1. make level or straight; " level the ground"
  2. 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!"
  3. 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"
  4. in spite of; notwithstanding; " even when he is sick, he works"; " even with his head start she caught up with him"
  5. to the full extent; " loyal even unto death"
  6. 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"
  7. of the score in a contest; " the score is even"
  8. 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"
  9. divisible by two
  10. occurring at fixed intervals; " a regular beat"; " the even rhythm of his breathing"
  11. make even or more even
  12. become even or more even; " even out the surface"
  13. symmetrically arranged; " even features"; " regular features"; " a regular polygon"
  14. of the score in a contest; " the score is tied"
  15. To equalize; to make adequate.
  16. Evening.
  17. Evening. See Eve, n. 1.
  18. 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.
  19. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self- possessed; as, an even temper.
  20. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
  21. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
  22. Associate; fellow; of the same condition.
  23. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
  24. 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.
  25. To set right; to complete.
  26. To act up to; to keep pace with.
  27. To be equal.
  28. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.
  29. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
  30. At the very time; in the very case.
  31. 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.
  32. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; - said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.
  33. As might not be expected; - serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.
  34. Level; uniform; smooth; parallel; divisible by two without a remainder; equal; balanced; calm; whole.
  35. Poetically, evening.
  36. To be equal in any way; to be quits.
  37. To level or make even; to make equal.
  38. Verily; precisely; just; quite; as much as.
  39. Evenly.
  40. Equal: level: uniform: parallel: equal on both sides: not odd, able to be divided by 2 without a remainder: full; complete; as, - TO MAKE EVEN WITH, to square accounts with; to leave nothing owing to; as, - TO BEAR ONE'S SELF EVEN, to behave with equanimity; to guard one's consposure; as, - EVEN LINES, MAKE EVEN, terms used by printers, esp. those employed on newspaper work, meaning to space out the words of a line when the pieces of " copy" ( manuscript) do not form whole paragraphs.
  41. EVENNESS.
  42. To make even or smooth.
  43. Exactly so: indeed: so much as: still.
  44. a evenness.
  45. Even; y.
  46. Exactly; indeed; so much as; still.
  47. Level; smooth; parallel; equal; not odd.
  48. To make or become even or level; balance.
  49. Free from inequalities; level; uniform; equal.
  50. Divisible by 2 without remainder.
  51. Evening; eve.
  52. To a like degree; at the very time; fully; quite; so far as; evenly.
  53. Level; smooth; equal; uniform; parallel to; not leaning; equally favourable; mutually at quits; balanced; capable of being divided into two equal parts without a remainder; opposed to odd.
  54. Exactly; actually; moreover; so much as, make even, a term used in printing, especially on newspapers, for spacing out the lines so as to make the successive portions set up read straight on.
  55. To make level; to lay smooth; to balance accounts.
  56. To equal
  57. The close of the day; the night before a holy- day, as Christmas eve; time immediately preceding any important action.
  58. Having a flat or smooth surface; level; not rough; equal; calm; not easily disturbed; balanced or settled; not odd, as a number.
  59. In like manner or degree; precisely the same; at the very time; so much as; noting an increase, addition, or slight exaggeration.
  60. To level; to lay smooth; to place in an equal state.
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Usage examples for even

  1. He could ask even that good- humouredly. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  2. " I didn't even see 'em. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  3. But why should I stop it,- even if I could? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  4. Even at such a moment as this? – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  5. You ought to, you know, even if you don't have time for me. – Susanna and Sue by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  6. Not even to see me? – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  7. Even her life will she give for it, if need be. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  8. That's what you've lost- and you don't even miss it, you know so little of love!" – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  9. And even if we could," she said, " I'm not quite sure I'd want to. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  10. I know you would not even think of it. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  11. " But even if I could it is too late to think of doing so. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. You never even thought of going. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  13. Even yet I don't know why you do." – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  14. He may even speak a good word for me. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. And to think that I did not even know his name! – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  16. Don't even suggest it to him, Clendenning. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  17. But even you and I cannot do everything. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  18. And you did not even thank her! – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  19. Uncle Peter says that I'm just as good as anybody, even if I have been out to work. – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  20. Even to- night my day's work's not over. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
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