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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
even (noun)
archaic - evening
even (adjective)
1.
a) having a horizontal surface - flat even ground
b) being without break, indentation, or irregularity - smooth
c) being in the same plane or line
2.
a) free from variation - uniform his disposition was even
b) - level
3.
a) - equal fair an even exchange
b) (1) leaving nothing due on either side - square we will not be even until you repay my visit
(2) fully revenged
c) being in equilibrium - balanced , specifically showing neither profit nor loss
d) obsolete - candid
4.
a) being any of the integers (as −2, 0, and +2) that are divisible by two without leaving a remainder
b) marked by an even number
c) being a mathematical function such that where the value remains unchanged if the sign of the independent variable is reversed - f(x) = f(−x)
5.
- exact precise an even dollar
6.
as likely as not - fifty-fifty an even chance of winning level, steady
even (adverb)
1.
a) - exactly precisely
b) to a degree that extends - fully quite faithful even unto death
c) at the very time - raining even as the sun came out
2.
a) - used as an intensive to emphasize the identity or character of something forgot his car keys and even left the engine running
b) - used as an intensive to stress an extreme or highly unlikely condition or instance so simple even a child can do it
c) - used as an intensive to stress the comparative degree she did even better
d) - used as an intensive to indicate a small or minimum amount didn't even try
even (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make even to become even
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
even (adjective)
1.
being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent
SYNONIMS:
exact, flat, precise, round
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approximate, comparative, near, relative; imprecise
even (adjective)
2.
having a surface without bends, breaks, or irregularities
SYNONIMS:
even, flat, flush, plane, smooth
RELATED WORDS:
exact, uniform; aligned ( alined), regular, true; horizontal, tabular; plumb, straight, vertical
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inexact, irregular, unaligned, warped; undulating, undulatory, wavy; pitted, pockmarked, pocky
bumpy, coarse, lumpy, rough, uneven, unsmoothed
even (adjective)
3.
resembling another in every respect
SYNONIMS:
coequal, duplicate, equal, even, identical, indistinguishable
RELATED WORDS:
akin, alike, analogous, comparable, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, like, look-alike, matching, parallel, similar, such, suchlike, synonymous, tantamount
NEAR ANTONYMS:
differentiable, discriminable; divers, miscellaneous, sundry, varied, various
different, disparate, dissimilar, distant, distinct, distinctive, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlike
even (adjective)
4.
not varying
SYNONIMS:
even, invariant, steady, unchanging, undeviating, unvarying, unwavering
RELATED WORDS:
fixed, immutable, invariable, set, unalterable, unchangeable
changing, deviating, nonuniform, unsteady, varying
even (adverb)
1.
not merely this but also
SYNONIMS:
indeed, nay, truly, verily, yea
RELATED WORDS:
assuredly, certainly, decidedly, definitely, doubtless, incontestably, incontrovertibly, indisputably, positively, really, surely, truly, undeniably, undoubtedly, unquestionably
in fact, in reality, in truth
even (adverb)
2.
to a full extent or degree
SYNONIMS:
all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb, quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wide
RELATED WORDS:
absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhat
half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly
even (verb)
1.
to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps
SYNONIMS:
flatten, level, plane, smooth, smoothen
RELATED WORDS:
clip, crop, pare, prune, shave, trim; lay, press, spread; card, comb, rake; surface
NEAR ANTONYMS:
coarsen, rumple, wrinkle; bend, kink; dent, pit
rough, roughen
even (verb)
2.
to make equal in amount, degree, or status
SYNONIMS:
balance, equate, even, level
RELATED WORDS:
equilibrate, equipoise; accommodate, adjust, compensate, fit; counterbalance; homogenize, normalize, regularize, standardize; democratize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disequilibrate
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