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even

e·ven

even

 
 
pronunciation:
i vihn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
phrases:
get even
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: smooth, level, or flat.
The children liked to play ball at the park because the ground was nice and even.
synonyms:
flat, level, plane, smooth
antonyms:
uneven
definition 2: at the same level or height; parallel.
The snow is even with the tops of my boots.
synonyms:
flush, parallel
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
horizontal, linear, plane
definition 3: steady; calm.
Ms. Smyth has an even temper and does not get angry easily.
synonyms:
calm, cool, placid, serene, steady, tranquil
antonyms:
moody
similar words:
consistent, constant, level, regular, uniform
definition 4: no more or less in amount or measure; equal in amount.
My brother and I have even amounts of milk in our glasses.
 
synonyms:
equal, same
antonyms:
unequal, uneven
similar words:
exact, identical, level, similar
definition 5: the same amount all over.
The painter put an even coat of paint on the walls.
synonyms:
consistent, uniform
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
smooth
definition 6: able to be divided exactly by two.
Six is an even number, but five is not.
antonyms:
odd, uneven
phrase: get even
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: used to show something surprising or not expected.
Even Paul, who is usually shy, stayed for the party.
similar words:
indeed, really
definition 2: used for emphasis when comparing things.
Kit runs fast, but her sister runs even faster.
synonyms:
still
definition 3: used to add more emphasis or force before "though" and "if."
Even though I'm not tired, my mother is making me go to bed.I won't go even if you beg me.
definition 4: at the same moment.
It started to rain even as I walked out the front door.
similar words:
already
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: evened, evening, evens
definition 1: to cause to be level, flat, smooth, or regular.
We evened the surface of the path by filling in some holes.
synonyms:
grade, level, smooth
similar words:
balance, lay, plane, square
definition 2: to become even.
The paint evened as it dried.
similar words:
balance, poise
derivations: evenly (adj.), evenness (n.)
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