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English Dictionary: even by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
even
adv
  1. used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected; "even an idiot knows that"; "declined even to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!"
  2. in spite of; notwithstanding; "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
  3. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
    Synonym(s): even, yet, still
  4. to the full extent; "loyal even unto death"
adj
  1. divisible by two
    Antonym(s): odd, uneven
  2. equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced; "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"; "had a fifty- fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight"
    Synonym(s): 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); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
    Antonym(s): uneven
  4. symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
    Synonym(s): even, regular
  5. occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
    Synonym(s): even, regular
  6. of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
    Synonym(s): tied(p), even, level(p)
n
  1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
    Synonym(s): evening, eve, even, eventide
v
  1. make level or straight; "level the ground" [syn: flush, level, even out, even]
  2. become even or more even; "even out the surface"
    Synonym(s): even, even out
  3. make even or more even
    Synonym(s): even, even out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W.
                                                                              Raleigh.
  
                     It will even all inequalities            --Evelyn.
  
      2. To equal [Obs.] [bd]To even him in valor.[b8] --Fuller.
  
      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. --Shak.
  
      4. To set right; to complete.
  
      5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Even \E"ven\, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG.
      eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[84]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.
  
      2. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly
            self-possessed; as, an even temper.
  
      3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
  
                     And shall lay thee even with the ground. --Luke xix.
                                                                              44.
  
      4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to
            both side; owing nothing on either side; -- said of
            accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts
            are even; an even bargain.
  
                     To make the even truth in pleasure flow. --Shak.
  
      5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. [bd]I
            know my life so even.[b8] --Shak.
  
      6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] [bd]His
            even servant.[b8] --Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29).
  
      7. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder;
            -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.
  
                     Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.
                                                                              --Jer. Taylor.
  
      {On even ground}, with equal advantage.
  
      {On even keel} (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]Is it even so?[b8]
            --Shak.
  
                     Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.
                                                                              --Spenser.
  
      2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much
            as; fully; quite.
  
                     Thou wast a soldier Even to Cato's wish. --Shak.
  
                     Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.
                                                                              --Swift.
  
      3. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is
            unexpected or less expected.
  
                     I have made several discoveries, which appear new,
                     even to those who are versed in critical learning.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
      4. At the very time; in the very case.
  
                     I knew they were had enough to please, even when I
                     wrote them.                                       --Dryden.
  
      Note: Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase.
               [bd]I have debated even in my soul.[b8] --Shak.
  
                        By these presence, even the presence of Lord
                        Mortimer.                                       --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Even \E"ven\, v. i.
      To be equal. [Obs.] --R. Carew.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Even \E"ven\n. [OE. eve, even, efen, [91]fen. AS. [d6]fen; akin
      to OS. [be]band, OFries, [be]vend, D. avond, OHG. [be]band,
      Icel. aptan, Sw. afton, Dan. aften; of unknown origin. Cf.
      {Eve}, {Evening}.]
      Evening. See {Eve}, n. 1. [Poetic.] --Shak.
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