verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to make or become even, smooth, or flat: The wrinkles will even out when the suit dries.
- to become equal, balanced, stable, etc.: optimistic that the situation would even out eventually.
SYNONYMS FOR even
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Idioms for even
Origin of even1
synonym study for even
OTHER WORDS FROM evene·ven·er, noune·ven·ly, adverbe·ven·ness, noun
Definition for even (2 of 3)
Origin of even2
Definition for even (3 of 3)
noun, plural E·vens, (especially collectively) E·ven for 1.
Origin of Even
Example sentences from the Web for even
Divide the mixture evenly among the crème brûlée dishes, including any juices that collect.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The group would be almost evenly split between men and women, for one thing.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has been roughly evenly divided between groups supporting Tillis and Hagan.In Tarheel State, Democratic Senate Incumbent Bucks National GOP Trend|Ben Jacobs|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The American public is more or less evenly split on the question of physician-assisted death in the case of terminal illness.The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And although the dust has far from cleared, it appears to be an evenly fought match down to the end.Populists Go Down in Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lessard uttered the command evenly, without a jarring note, his tone almost a duplicate of MacRae's.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Light-colored cigars usually burn freer and more evenly than dark ones.
Every evenly numbered hole is kept on the lower row, and the oddly numbered holes are raised up to form a second row.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
Perhaps they thought them so nearly divided, and so almost evenly balanced, that the one neutralised the other.
They were tangled, too, and Jess cut them off evenly by a string, with Violet's little scissors.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
British Dictionary definitions for even (1 of 2)
- (of a number) divisible by two
- characterized or indicated by such a numbermaps are on the even pages Compare odd (def. 4)
- a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked
- (as modifier)the even-money favourite
Derived forms of evenevener, nounevenly, adverbevenness, noun
Word Origin for even
British Dictionary definitions for even (2 of 2)
Word Origin for even
Scientific definitions for even
Idioms and Phrases with even
In addition to the idioms beginning with even
- even money
- even so
- break even
- never give a sucker an even break
- on an even keel