even




Even means level and flat. When you’re planning to build one of your famously elaborate sandcastles on the beach, you probably make sure the sand is even before you start.

Something smooth and regular, like a wall that’s prepped for painting, is even. Even also describes a balance like when you give all the kids an even amount of candy, or something that is calm, like a person who has an even temper. In math, an even number is one that can be divided by two without a remainder. The adverb even is used to emphasize something, like when your friend doesn’t even see you waving frantically at her.

Definitions of even
  1. 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)

    “an
    even application of varnish”
    “an
    even floor”
    “the road was not very
    even
    “the picture is
    even with the window”
    Synonyms:

    flat, level, plane

    having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    flatbottom, flatbottomed

    having a flat bottom
    flush

    of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane
    justified

    having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins
    lap-jointed

    jointed so as to produce a flush surface
    straight-grained

    of timber; having fibers that run in parallel
    level

    oriented at right angles to the plumb
    straight, true

    accurately fitted; level
    smooth

    having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
    steady

    not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
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    Antonyms:

    uneven

    not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    crinkled, crinkly, rippled, wavelike, wavy

    uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    cross-grained, curly-grained, wavy-grained

    of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    irregular

    (of a surface or shape); not level or flat or symmetrical
    jagged, jaggy, scraggy

    having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    lumpy

    having lumps; not smooth and even in texture
    out of true, untrue

    not accurately fitted; not level
    patchy

    irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.
    pebble-grained

    (of leather) having a rough surface as the result of being treated with a patterned roller
    ragged

    having an irregular outline
    unparallel

    not straight or parallel
    rough, unsmooth

    having or caused by an irregular surface
    unsteady

    subject to change or variation
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  2. adjective

    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”
    synonyms:
    fifty-fifty

    equal

    having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
  3. adjective

    symmetrically arranged

    even features”
    synonyms:
    regular

    symmetric, symmetrical

    having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
  4. adjective

    occurring at fixed intervals

    “the
    even rhythm of his breathing”
    synonyms:
    regular

    steady

    not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
  5. adjective

    of the score in a contest

    synonyms:
    level, tied

    equal

    having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
  6. verb

    make level or straight

    synonyms:
    even out, flush, level
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    grade

    level to the right gradient
    strickle, strike

    smooth with a strickle
    strickle

    level off with a strickle in a measuring container
    aggrade

    build up to a level by depositing sediment
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    change surface

    undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

  7. verb

    make even or more even

    synonyms:
    even out
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    type of:

    regularise, regularize

    make regular or more regular

  8. verb

    become even or more even

    even out the surface”
    synonyms:
    even out
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    type of:

    alter, change, modify

    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

  9. adjective

    divisible by two

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    Antonyms:

    odd, uneven

    not divisible by two

  10. adverb

    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!”

  11. adverb

    in spite of; notwithstanding

    even when he is sick, he works”
    even with his head start she caught up with him”

  12. adverb

    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons

    “looked sick and felt
    even worse”
    “an
    even (or still) more interesting problem”
    synonyms:
    still, yet

  13. adverb

    to the full extent

    “loyal
    even unto death”

  14. noun

    the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

    synonyms:
    eve, evening, eventide
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    types:

    guest night

    an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests
    type of:

    day, daylight, daytime

    the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside

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