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Definition of "even" [e•ven]

  • Having a horizontal surface; flat: an even floor. (adjective)
  • Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations; smooth. See Synonyms at level. (adjective)
  • Being in the same plane or line; parallel: The picture is even with the window. (adjective)
  • Having no variations or fluctuations; uniform: the even rhythm of his breathing. (adjective)
  • Of uniform distribution: an even application of varnish. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "even" in a sentence
  • "Jesus tells his followers that he expects them to be even more generous than the Mosaic law requires: “Be ye perfect, ” he says, “even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
  • "I'm telling you, even though they say, it's no equal ߞeven though the job say it's equal employment, it's inside you don't know."
  • "By even is meant that the individual ends and picks used should be _even_ and not full of knots, or of any foreign matter."