Meaning of EVEN in English

EVEN

I. adjective

1.

Synonyms: level , flat, flush, planate, plane, smooth

Contrasted words: bent, crooked, curved, twisted

Antonyms: uneven

2.

Synonyms: steady 2, constant, equable, stabile, stable, unchanging, unfluctuating, uniform, unvarying

Related Word: equal, identical, same; consistent, continual, continuous, undeviating, unvaried

3.

giving no advantage to either side

an even exchange

Synonyms: equal, equitable, fair

Related Word: balanced, fair and square, square; honest, straightforward, unprejudiced

Contrasted words: inequitable, unequal, unfair

Antonyms: uneven

4.

being nicely in balance

his chances for success or failure are even

Synonyms: equal, even-up, fifty-fifty

Related Word: balanced, comparable, proportionate

Contrasted words: disproportionate, unbalanced

Antonyms: uneven

5.

being neither more nor less than the named or understood amount, extent, or number

an even mile

Synonyms: exact, square

Contrasted words: approximate, imprecise, inaccurate

II. adverb

1.

in a like manner

they can learn even as others do

Synonyms: as well, exactly, expressly, just, precisely

2.

at the very time

perhaps even now the moment has come to consider a retreat

Synonyms: already

3.

not this merely but also -- used as an intensive to emphasize the identity or character of something

a huge, even monstrous animal

Synonyms: indeed, nay, truly, verily, yea

Related Word: absolutely, positively; quite, really

4.

-- used as an intensive to indicate an extreme, hypothetical, or unlikely case or instance

refused even to look at her

even if this were so, it should not change our plans

Synonyms: so much as

Idioms: even so much as

5.

Synonyms: yet 1, still

III. verb

1.

to make (as a surface) smooth, even, level, or flat

even the soil with a spade

Synonyms: flatten, flush, lay, level, plane, smooth, smoothen

Related Word: grade, roll; align; symmetrize; uniform; pancake

Contrasted words: rough, roughen

2.

to make even or balanced in advantage

hoped to even the odds by training

Synonyms: equal, equalize

Related Word: balance, square

Contrasted words: unbalance, unequalize, upset; derange, disarrange

3.

Synonyms: equalize 1, equate

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