1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);
- Example: "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
[syn: evening, eve, even, eventide]
1. make level or straight;
- Example: "level the ground"
[syn: flush, level, even out, even]
2. become even or more even;
- Example: "even out the surface"
[syn: even, even out]
3. make even or more even;
[syn: even, even out]
1. divisible by two;
2. equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;
- Example: "even amounts of butter and sugar"
- Example: "on even terms"
- Example: "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"
- Example: "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"
- Example: "an even fight"
[syn: even, 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);
- Example: "an even application of varnish"
- Example: "an even floor"
- Example: "the road was not very even"
- Example: "the picture is even with the window"
4. symmetrically arranged;
- Example: "even features"
- Example: "regular features"
- Example: "a regular polygon"
[syn: even, regular]
5. occurring at fixed intervals;
- Example: "a regular beat"
- Example: "the even rhythm of his breathing"
[syn: even, regular]
6. of the score in a contest;
- Example: "the score is tied"
[syn: tied(p), even, level(p)]
1. used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;
- Example: "even an idiot knows that"
- Example: "declined even to consider the idea"
- Example: "I don't have even a dollar!"
2. in spite of; notwithstanding;
- Example: "even when he is sick, he works"
- Example: "even with his head start she caught up with him"
3. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
- Example: "looked sick and felt even worse"
- Example: "an even (or still) more interesting problem"
- Example: "still another problem must be solved"
- Example: "a yet sadder tale"
[syn: even, yet, still]
4. to the full extent;
- Example: "loyal even unto death"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Even \E"ven\, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[aum]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. [1913 Webster] 2. Equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper. [1913 Webster] 3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit. [1913 Webster] And shall lay thee even with the ground. --Luke xix. 44. [1913 Webster] 4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both sides; owing nothing on either side; -- said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain. [1913 Webster] To make the even truth in pleasure flow. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. "I know my life so even." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] "His even servant." --Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29). [1913 Webster] 7. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers. [1913 Webster] Whether the number of the stars is even or odd. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] On even ground, with equal advantage. On even keel (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Even \E"ven\ ([=e]v"'n) 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Even \E"ven\, v. i. To be equal. [Obs.] --R. Carew. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Even so did these Gauls possess the coast. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite. [1913 Webster] Thou wast a soldier Even to Cato's wish. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Without . . . making us even sensible of the change. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected. [1913 Webster] I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. At the very time; in the very case. [1913 Webster] I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Note: Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase. "I have debated even in my soul." --Shak. [1913 Webster] By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] It will even all inequalities --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. To equal. [Obs.] "To even him in valor." --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 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; to make equal; as, to even the score. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To set right; to complete. [1913 Webster] 5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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