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even

e·ven

even

 
 
pronunciation:
i vihn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
break even, get even
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: smooth, level, or flat.
The new road has an even surface.The ice was not even and caused the skater to fall.
synonyms:
flat, level, plane, smooth
antonyms:
bumpy, uneven
definition 2: in the same line or plane; parallel.
This painting should be even with the other ones.
synonyms:
collateral, flush, parallel
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
equidistant, horizontal, linear, plane
definition 3: without variations or irregularities; unbroken or continuous.
She spoke in an even tone.
synonyms:
consistent, constant, continuous, equable, unbroken, uniform
antonyms:
uneven, variable
similar words:
monotonous, regular, steady
definition 4: steady; calm.
They were fortunate to have a boss with an even temperament.
synonyms:
calm, composed, cool, equable, imperturbable, placid, serene, smooth, stable, steady, tranquil, unruffled
antonyms:
excitable, mercurial, moody
similar words:
consistent, constant, dispassionate, level, regular, uniform
definition 5: equal in measure.
The recipe calls for even amounts of flour and water.
 
synonyms:
equal, same
antonyms:
unequal, uneven
similar words:
commensurate, exact, identical, level, round, similar
definition 6: uniformly distributed.
She worked carefully to make sure the paint was even.
synonyms:
consistent, uniform
antonyms:
uneven
similar words:
smooth
definition 7: exactly matched.
The two players seem to be even in their abilities.
synonyms:
equal, identical, same
antonyms:
unequal
similar words:
equivalent, exact, parallel, similar
definition 8: able to be divided exactly by two.
Six is an even number.
antonyms:
odd, uneven
definition 9: fair; equitable.
I thought it was an even deal.
synonyms:
disinterested, equitable, fair, honest, impartial, just, square, unbiased, unprejudiced
antonyms:
uneven, unfair
similar words:
dispassionate, upright
phrase: break even
phrase: get even
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: used as an intensive to indicate something surprising or contrary to the expected.
Even the dog wouldn't eat it.
similar words:
indeed, really
definition 2: to a greater degree (used as an intensive in a comparison).
She is an even better athlete than her sister.
synonyms:
still
definition 3: used as an intensive before though and if.
Even though I'm not hungry, I feel like eating something.I won't go even if you beg me.
definition 4: just like; exactly.
The situation is even as you describe.
synonyms:
exactly, just, precisely
similar words:
expressly
definition 5: at the same moment.
He's probably robbing another bank even as we speak.
similar words:
already
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evened, evening, evens
definition 1: to cause to be level, flat, smooth, or without irregularity.
The landscapers evened the backyard.
synonyms:
grade, level, smooth
similar words:
balance, equalize, lay, plane, square
definition 2: to cause to be equal (often fol. by up).
The other team soon evened up the score.
synonyms:
equalize, level, smooth
similar words:
balance
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become even.
The paint will even as it dries.
synonyms:
level
similar words:
balance, neutralize, poise
derivations: evenly (adj.), evenness (n.)
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