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English adjective: even

1. even divisible by two


Antonymsodd, uneven

2. even equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced


SamplesEven 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.


Synonymsfifty-fifty


Similarequal


Antonymsunequal

3. even 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)


SamplesAn even application of varnish.
An even floor.
The road was not very even.
The picture is even with the window.


Similarflat, flatbottom, flatbottomed, flush, justified, lap-jointed, level, level, plane, straight, straight-grained, true


See alsosmooth, steady


Attributeevenness, invariability


Antonymsuneven

4. even symmetrically arranged


SamplesEven features.
Regular features.
A regular polygon.


Synonymsregular


Similarsymmetric, symmetrical


Antonymsasymmetric, asymmetrical

5. even occurring at fixed intervals


SamplesA regular beat.
The even rhythm of his breathing.


Synonymsregular


Similarsteady


Antonymsunsteady

6. even of the score in a contest


SamplesThe score is tied.


Synonymslevel, tied


Similarequal


Antonymsunequal


English noun: even

1. even (time) the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)


SamplesHe enjoyed the evening light across the lake.


Synonymseve, evening, eventide


Broader (hypernym)day, daylight, daytime


Narrower (hyponym)guest night


Part holonymcrepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight


English adverb: even

1. even used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected


SamplesEven an idiot knows that.
Declined even to consider the idea.
I don't have even a dollar!.

2. even in spite of; notwithstanding


SamplesEven when he is sick, he works.
Even with his head start she caught up with him.

3. even to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons


SamplesLooked sick and felt even worse.
An even (or still) more interesting problem.
Still another problem must be solved.
A yet sadder tale.


Synonymsstill, yet

4. even to the full extent


SamplesLoyal even unto death.


English verb: even

1. even (contact) make level or straight


SamplesLevel the ground.


Synonymseven out, flush, level


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)grade, strickle, strickle, strike

2. even (change) become even or more even


SamplesEven out the surface.


Synonymseven out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. even (change) make even or more even


Synonymseven out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)regularise, regularize


Causeeven, even out









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