Adjective "Even" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/eɪˈvɛn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A member of an indigenous people living in the Kamchatka peninsula of eastern Siberia.
    The language of the Even, a Tungusic language with about 6,000 speakers, closely related to Evenki.

      adjective

      Relating to the Even or their language.

        adjective

        Flat and smooth.
        1. 'St Tropez is tinted so the therapist can easily see where she is applying it and it makes for an even application.'
        2. 'This provides an even surface for pedestrians, which minimises tripping hazards.'
        3. 'Clearly, this tournament was going to have to be played on an even surface.'
        4. 'In the boot, the rear wheel arches should have a clean look and an even coat of paint.'
        5. 'Add the potato slices in an even layer and cook gently for about 12 minutes until softened.'
        Equal in number, amount, or value.
        1. 'The two big groups were made up of an even mix of first or second start gate pilots.'
        2. 'The skeletons show an even spread of the representative population at that time.'
        3. 'Finally, when it is as thin as vermicelli, it is dried and cut to an even length and sold in neat bunches.'
        4. 'Frequently there are an even number of males and females in the group with twice as many young.'
        5. 'Those officers are drawn from all ranks and an even spread from all areas of the county.'
        6. 'During the draw and anchor maintain an even amount of pressure on all three fingers.'
        7. 'On paper this is an even match, but there are several things that skew the argument in favor of DDR.'
        8. 'After an even third round, Oxford claimed the victory by a majority decision.'
        9. 'This must end, and one of the ways to end it is to have an even split on the committees.'
        10. 'If all players are even, then they stand up from the table and each draws from the deck, as if it were the beginning of the game.'
        11. 'It allows for smaller airlines to compete on an even basis with the world's majors.'
        12. 'We believe that the racing industry has not been on an even footing with gambling for a long time.'
        13. 'Then a quick break by the visitors saw them clinch the points, but the scoreline did not reflect an even game.'
        14. 'The first half saw the sides on an even footing with good defending on both sides.'
        15. 'they travelled at an even and leisurely pace'
        16. 'Set out poles at either end of the hedge with strings marking the height and line to be cut to ensure an even finish.'
        17. 'What he, in fact every one of us needs, is to strike a balance and stay on an even course.'
        18. 'Add the olive oil in a thin stream and whisk the mixture until it forms an even consistency.'
        19. 'Brush with more of the egg white and sprinkle with an even layer of caster sugar.'
        20. 'Yes he tramples into France but for his men to respect him they way they do in the play he has to rule with an even hand.'
        21. 'During the formation of a sheet the pulp lies in an even thickness on the mould's surface.'
        22. 'You can also serve it with a frozen cube of olive oil plonked in the middle to maintain an even temperature.'
        23. 'she was known to have an even temper and to be difficult to rile'
        (of a number, such as 2, 6, or 108) divisible by two without a remainder.
        1. 'any number doubled is even'
        2. 'What you can always do, however, is ensure that the switches encode an odd or an even number.'
        3. 'It is true precisely when the values for the three switches add up to an even number.'
        4. 'Any gifts made during the even years before death will also be included.'
        5. 'Hey, as a bisexual would I have to follow only the odd number points on the Homosexual Agenda or the even ones?'
        6. 'The lections from the Gospels go unchanged for an alternating two years but are preceded by a reading from the First Testament different in Years I and II, the odd- and even-numbered years respectively.'
        7. 'Students who enrolled at the school in even-numbered years between 1816 and 1830 had two years of Cauchy's instruction.'
        8. 'An alternative to adding sets during even-numbered weeks is to increase intensity through greater resistance, where applicable.'
        9. 'Extending this idea, if the first subtrajectory is in the forward mode, then odd-numbered and even-numbered subtrajectories will be in the forward and backward swimming modes, respectively.'
        10. 'The directory, published in the fall of even-numbered years, is now available by mail at a cost to U.S. residents of $8 per copy postpaid; payment must accompany orders.'
        11. 'That's equivalent to labeling each card randomly with a number from 1 to 20, then collecting into piles the cards with the same number, taking care to reverse the order of even-numbered piles.'
        12. 'Congress has specified by statute that House and Senate elections must occur on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday of all even-numbered years.'
        13. 'What the city asks is that residents use the odd-even method of lawn watering: even days for even-numbered homes and vice versa, a system used for many years in the past when treatment capacity became taxed.'
        14. 'This gap is important in even-numbered years in order to accommodate the spectacle of the World Cup or the Summer Olympics, perhaps even the Commonwealth Games or the European Football championships.'
        15. '‘OK, so today we have the even-numbered period classes,’ Lauren said to me after the dismissal bell for homeroom rang.'

        verb

        Make or become even.
        1. 'it's not exactly revenge I want, but I'd like things evened up'
        2. 'They refused to do the one thing which would have evened the odds: follow them into the trees.'
        3. 'After an hour of climbing the ground evened out.'
        4. 'We evened out and we were flying, the wind smacked our faces and it hurt but somehow it felt congratulatory.'
        5. 'Our busiest months used to be during the winter but now it has evened out.'
        6. 'Finally the course evened out and soon I'd reached the halfway point.'
        7. 'But estate agents in Tendring disagreed with the findings, saying prices evened out.'
        8. 'We deserved to win the Senior Cup last season and lost it and now things have evened up.'
        9. 'Although female and male primary enrollment rates have evened, overall enrollment has decreased.'
        10. 'I didn't know what to do so I just waited it out, and pretty soon the rest of my body grew into the changes and I eventually evened out.'
        11. 'They evened up their playing record in the League on Saturday when they went down to Doncaster - their sixth defeat of the season from twelve games played.'

        adverb

        Used to emphasize something surprising or extreme.
        1. 'they wore fur hats, even in summer'
        2. 'I am not even a little bit surprised when I find her waiting for me, or when I see what has been growing in her eyes.'
        3. 'In Scotland, too often, we still manage to be surprised that it even exists.'
        4. 'People might not realise water can be extremely cold even on a warm summer day.'
        5. 'Their anaemic performance over the last 18 months has come as a surprise even to us.'
        6. 'Some even go to the extreme of spending all or most of their income for a good hit, but it's just not fair.'
        7. 'It's a mistake made surprisingly often, even by sources that ought to be better informed.'
        8. 'It was surprisingly silent in the huge building - not even an echo was heard of footsteps.'
        9. 'People always have a choice for what they do, even under the most extreme situations.'
        10. 'It's a reminder that normal life goes on even in the most extreme situations.'
        11. 'That the actor had handpicked her for this role was something that had surprised even her.'
        12. 'Notwithstanding the personal tragedy here there is now even less emphasis on the original issue.'
        13. 'This possibility adds even more urgency to the need to find an alternative route for quarry traffic.'
        14. 'Movies about poor, uneducated mothers forced to work punishing jobs are even rarer.'
        15. 'Then she played some Lamb tunes to me, that possibly meant even more, for similar reasons.'
        16. 'And this could indeed have even worse consequences than leaving the oppressed to rot.'
        17. 'I was, however, even more surprised last week to not hear the bells playing at all.'
        18. 'Indeed, we have kept the prices in Lyneham as low as possible by reducing even further our very small margins.'
        19. 'Arab traders took Islam to the area in about the twelfth century, possibly even earlier.'
        20. 'what is this whole thing even about?'

        Definitions

        1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth: an even road.

        2. on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel: even with the ground.

        3. free from variations or fluctuations; regular: even motion.

        4. uniform in action, character, or quality: to hold an even course.

        5. equal in measure or quantity: Add even amounts of oil and vinegar.

        6. divisible by two, as a number (opposed to odd).

        7. denoted by such a number: the even pages of a book.

        8. ex

        More examples(as adjective)

        "people can be even in places."

        "words can be even in vocabularies."

        "rises can be even to markets."

        "results can be even in/at/on pounds."

        "results can be even in/at/on percents."

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        Origin

        (even)