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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 even /ˈivən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ven v. i. To be equal. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ven, adv.
 1. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well. “Is it even so?”
    Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.   --Spenser.
 2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
 Thou wast a soldier
 Even to Cato's wish.   --Shak.
    Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.   --Swift.
 3. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.
    I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning.   --Addison.
 4. At the very time; in the very case.
    I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them.   --Dryden.
 Note:Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase. “I have debated even in my soul.”
    By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ven n.  Evening. See Eve, n. 1. [Poetic.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ven, a.
 1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.
 2. Equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.
 3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
    And shall lay thee even with the ground.   --Luke xix. 44.
 4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both sides; owing nothing on either side; -- said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.
    To make the even truth in pleasure flow.   --Shak.
 5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. “I know my life so even.”
 6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] “His even servant.”
 7. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.
    Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.   --Jer. Taylor.
 On even ground, with equal advantage.
 On even keel Naut., in a level or horizontal position.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·ven v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evened p. pr. & vb. n. Evening ]
 1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
    His temple Xerxes evened with the soil.   --Sir. W. Raleigh.
    It will even all inequalities   --Evelyn.
 2. To equal. [Obs.] “To even him in valor.”
 3. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits; to make equal; as, to even the score.
 4. To set right; to complete.
 5. To act up to; to keep pace with.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: divisible by two [ant: odd]
      2: equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or
         balanced; "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even
         terms"; "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"; "had a
         fifty-fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight" [syn: fifty-fifty]
      3: being level or straight or regular and without variation as
         e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at
         the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an
         even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road
         was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
         [ant: uneven]
      4: symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features";
         "a regular polygon" [syn: regular]
      5: occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even
         rhythm of his breathing" [syn: regular]
      6: of the score in a contest; "the score is tied" [syn: tied(p),
      adv 1: used as an intensive especially to indicate something
             unexpected; "even an idiot knows that"; "declined even
             to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!"
      2: in spite of; notwithstanding; "even when he is sick, he
         works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
      3: to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
         "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still)
         more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be
         solved"; "a yet sadder tale" [syn: yet, still]
      4: to the full extent; "loyal even unto death"
      v 1: make level or straight; "level the ground" [syn: flush, level,
            even out]
      2: become even or more even; "even out the surface" [syn: even
      3: make even or more even [syn: even out]