Meaning of EVEN in English

EVEN

adj. 25B6; adjective

an even surface : FLAT, smooth, uniform, featureless; unbroken, undamaged; level, plane.

an even temperature : UNIFORM, constant, steady, stable, consistent, unvarying, unchanging, regular.

they all have an even chance : EQUAL, the same, identical, like, alike, similar, comparable, parallel.

the score was even : LEVEL, drawn, tied, all square, balanced; neck and neck; Brit. level pegging; informal even-steven(s).

an even disposition : EVEN-TEMPERED, balanced, stable, equable, placid, calm, composed, poised, cool, relaxed, easy, imperturbable, unexcitable, unruffled, untroubled; informal together, laid-back, unflappable.

bumpy, irregular, unequal, moody.

25B6; verb

the canal bottom was evened out : FLATTEN, level (off/out), smooth (off/out), plane; make uniform, make regular.

the union wants to even up our wages : EQUALIZE, make equal, level up, balance, square; standardize, regularize.

25B6; adverb

it got even colder : STILL, yet, more, all the more.

even the best hitters missed the ball : SURPRISINGLY, unexpectedly, paradoxically.

she is afraid, even ashamed, to ask for help : INDEED, you could say, veritably, in truth, actually, or rather, nay.

she couldn't even afford food : SO MUCH AS.

25A0; even as WHILE, whilst, as, just as, at the very time that, during the time that.

25A0; even so NEVERTHELESS, nonetheless, all the same, just the same, anyway, anyhow, still, yet, however, notwithstanding, despite that, in spite of that, for all that, be that as it may, in any event, at any rate.

25A0; get even HAVE ONE'S REVENGE, avenge oneself, take vengeance, even the score, settle the score, hit back, give as good as one gets, pay someone back, repay someone, reciprocate, retaliate, take reprisals, exact retribution; give someone their just deserts; informal get one's own back, give someone a taste of their own medicine, settle someone's hash; poetic/literary be revenged.

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