Definition and Meanings for even

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Part of Speech of even

noun, adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, adverb

Etymology of even

oe. eve, even, efen, . as. ; akin to os. , ofries, , d. avond, ohg. , icel. aptan, sw. afton, dan. aften; of unknown origin. cf. eve, evening as. efen. efn; akin to os. eban, d. even, ohg. eban, g. efen, icel. jafn, dan. jevn, sw. j, goth. ibns. cf. anent, ebb as. efne. see even, a., and cf. e'en

Meaning of even

as noun, noun

  • evening. see eve, n. 1.

as adjective

  • 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.
  • equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.
  • parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
  • 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.
  • without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
  • associate; fellow; of the same condition.
  • not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
  • to equal.
  • 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; to make equal; as, to even the score.
  • to set right; to complete.
  • to act up to; to keep pace with.

as intransitive verb

  • to be equal.

as adverb, adjective

  • in an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.
  • up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
  • as might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.
  • at the very time; in the very case.
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