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even2

[ee-vuh n] /ˈi vən/
noun, Archaic.
1.
evening; eve.
Origin of even2
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English ǣfen; akin to German Abend, Old Frisian ēvend. See evening

Even

[ey-wuh n, ev-uh n] /ˈeɪ wən, ˈɛv ən/
noun, plural Evens (especially collectively) Even for 1.
1.
a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation.
2.
the Tungusic language spoken by the Even.
Also called Lamut.
Origin
< Russian ėvén < Evenki əwən
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British Dictionary definitions for even's

even1

/ˈiːvən/
adjective
1.
level and regular; flat: an even surface
2.
(postpositive) foll by with. on the same level or in the same plane (as): one surface even with another
3.
without variation or fluctuation; regular; constant: an even rate of progress
4.
not readily moved or excited; placid; calm: an even temper
5.
equally balanced between two sides: an even game
6.
equal or identical in number, quantity, etc: two even spoonfuls of sugar
7.
  1. (of a number) divisible by two
  2. characterized or indicated by such a number: maps are on the even pages Compare odd (sense 4)
8.
relating to or denoting two or either of two alternatives, events, etc, that have an equal probability: an even chance of missing or catching a train
9.
having no balance of debt; neither owing nor being owed
10.
just and impartial; fair: an even division
11.
exact in number, amount, or extent: an even pound
12.
equal, as in score; level: now the teams are even
13.
(maths) (of a function) unchanged in value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y = z² See odd (sense 8)
14.
even money
  1. a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked
  2. (as modifier): the even-money favourite
15.
(informal) get even, to exact revenge (on); settle accounts (with)
16.
(law, formal or obsolete) of even date, of the same or today's date
adverb
17.
(intensifier; used to suggest that the content of a statement is unexpected or paradoxical): even an idiot can do that
18.
(intensifier; used with comparative forms): this is even better
19.
notwithstanding; in spite of: even having started late she soon caught him up
20.
used to introduce a more precise version of a word, phrase, or statement: he is base, even depraved
21.
used preceding a clause of supposition or hypothesis to emphasize the implication that whether or not the condition in it is fulfilled, the statement in the main clause remains valid: even if she died he wouldn't care
22.
(archaic) that is to say; namely (used for emphasis): he, even he, hath spoken these things
23.
(archaic) all the way; fully: I love thee even unto death
24.
(conjunction) even as, at the very same moment or in the very same way that: even as I spoke, it thundered
25.
even so, in spite of any assertion to the contrary: nevertheless
verb
26.
to make or become even
Derived Forms
evener, noun
evenly, adverb
evenness, noun
Word Origin
Old English efen; related to Old Norse jafn even, equal, Gothic ibns, Old High German eban

even2

/ˈiːvən/
noun
1.
an archaic word for eve, evening
Word Origin
Old English ǣfen; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband
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Word Origin and History for even's

even

adj.

Old English efen "level," also "equal, like; calm, harmonious; quite, fully; namely," from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz (cf. Old Saxon eban, Old Frisian even "level, plain, smooth," Dutch even, Old High German eban, German eben, Old Norse jafn, Danish jævn, Gothic ibns).

Etymologists are uncertain whether the original sense was "level" or "alike." Used extensively in Old English compounds, with a sense of "fellow, co-" (e.g. efeneald "of the same age;" Middle English even-sucker "foster-brother"). Of numbers, from 1550s. Modern adverbial sense (introducing an extreme case of something more generally implied) seems to have arisen 16c. from use of the word to emphasize identity ("Who, me?" "Even you," etc.) Sense of "on an equal footing" is from 1630s. Rhyming reduplication phrase even steven is attested from 1866; even break first recorded 1911. Even-tempered from 1875.

v.

"to make level," Old English efnan (see even (adj.)).

n.

"end of the day," Old English æfen, Mercian efen, Northumbrian efern (see eve).

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even's in Science
even
  (ē'vən)   
Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 0, such as 12 or 876.
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Slang definitions & phrases for even's

even

adjective

On the same footing: When you hit me we'll be even (1637+)

Related Terms

get even

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Idioms and Phrases with even's
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