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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]