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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\,  a.  [AS.  efen.  efn;  akin  to  OS  eban,  D.  even  OHG. 
  eban,  G.  efen,  Icel.  jafn,  Dan.  jevn,  Sw  j["a]mn,  Goth. 
  ibns.  Cf  {Anent},  {Ebb}.] 
  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.''  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Associate;  fellow;  of  the  same  condition.  [Obs.]  ``His 
  even  servant.''  --Wyclif  (Matt.  xviii.  29). 
 
  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}  (Naut.),  in  a  level  or  horizontal  position. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\n.  [OE.  eve,  even  efen,  [ae]fen.  AS  [=ae]fen;  akin 
  to  OS  [=a]band,  OFries  [=a]vend,  D.  avond,  OHG.  [=a]band, 
  Icel.  aptan,  Sw  afton,  Dan.  aften;  of  unknown  origin.  Cf 
  {Eve},  {Evening}.] 
  Evening.  See  {Eve},  n.  1.  [Poetic.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Evening}] 
  1.  To  make  even  or  level;  to  level;  to  lay  smooth. 
 
  His  temple  Xerxes  evened  with  the  soil.  --Sir.  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  It  will  even  all  inequalities  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  equal  [Obs.]  ``To  even  him  in  valor.''  --Fuller. 
 
  3.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  set  right  to  complete. 
 
  5.  To  act  up  to  to  keep  pace  with  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  equal.  [Obs.]  --R.  Carew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Even  \E"ven\,  adv  [AS.  efne.  See  {Even},  a.,  and  cf  {E'en}.] 
  1.  In  an  equal  or  precisely  similar  manner;  equally; 
  precisely;  just  likewise;  as  well  ``Is  it  even  so?'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  Even  so  did  these  Gauls  possess  the  coast. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Up  to  or  down  to  an  unusual  measure  or  level;  so  much 
  as  fully;  quite. 
 
  Thou  wast  a  soldier  Even  to  Cato's  wish.  --Shak. 
 
  Without  .  .  .  making  us  even  sensible  of  the  change. 
  --Swift. 
 
  3.  As  might  not  be  expected;  --  serving  to  introduce  what  is 
  unexpected  or  less  expected. 
 
  I  have  made  several  discoveries,  which  appear  new 
  even  to  those  who  are  versed  in  critical  learning. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  At  the  very  time;  in  the  very  case. 
 
  I  knew  they  were  had  enough  to  please,  even  when  I 
  wrote  them  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  Even  is  sometimes  used  to  emphasize  a  word  or  phrase. 
  ``I  have  debated  even  in  my  soul.''  --Shak. 
 
  By  these  presence,  even  the  presence  of  Lord 
  Mortimer.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  even 
  adj  1:  divisible  by  two  [ant:  {odd}] 
  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  fifty-fifty  (or  even)  split";  "had  a 
  fifty-fifty  (or  even)  chance";  "an  even  fight"  [syn:  {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" 
  [ant:  {uneven}] 
  4:  symmetrically  arranged;  "even  (or  regular)  features;  "a 
  regular  polygon"  [syn:  {regular}] 
  5:  occurring  at  fixed  intervals;  "a  regular  beat";  "the  even 
  rhythm  of  his  breathing"  [syn:  {regular}] 
  6:  of  the  score  in  a  contest;  "the  score  is  even"  [syn:  {tied(p)}] 
  adv  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  (or  still) 
  more  interesting  problem";  "still  another  problem  must  be 
  solved";  "a  yet  sadder  tale"  [syn:  {yet},  {still}] 
  4:  to  the  full  extent;  "loyal  even  unto  death" 
  v  1:  make  level  or  straight;  "level  the  ground"  [syn:  {level},  {even 
  out}] 
  2:  become  even  or  more  even  "even  out  the  surface"  [syn:  {even 
  out}] 
  3:  make  even  or  more  even  [syn:  {even  out}] 




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