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even

e·ven

even

 
 
pronunciation:
i vihn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: smooth, level, or flat.
The children play ball on a field where the ground was nice and even.
synonyms:
flat, level, smooth
antonyms:
uneven
definition 2: at the same level or height.
The snow is even with the tops of my boots.
synonyms:
parallel
similar words:
horizontal
definition 3: equal in quantity or measure.
I gave my children an even number of cookies.
 
synonyms:
equal, same
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
exact, identical, level, similar
definition 4: in the same amount all over.
The painter put an even coat of paint on the walls.
synonyms:
uniform
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
smooth
definition 5: able to be divided by two.
Six is an even number, but five is not.
antonyms:
odd
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: used to emphasize something as surprising or not expected.
That's so easy that even I can do it!
similar words:
indeed, really
definition 2: used to emphasize the degree of difference between the things that you are comparing.
Kit runs fast, but her sister runs even faster.
definition 3: used before "though" and "if" to give these words more force.
Even though we tried hard, we lost the game.I would not leave this company even if the other company paid me more.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: evened, evening, evens
definition: to cause to be equal.
The other team soon evened up the score.
synonyms:
smooth
similar words:
balance
derivations: evenly (adj.), evenness (n.)
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