Pronunciation: (ē'vun),[key] —adj. 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. exactly expressible in integers, or in tens, hundreds, etc., without fractional parts: an even seven miles. 9. Math.(of a function) having a sign that remains the same when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.
10. equally balanced or divided; equal: Check to see if the scales are even. 11. leaving no balance of debt on either side; square: We will not be even until I can repay him for saving my life. 12. calm; placid; not easily excited or angered: an even temper. 13. equitable, impartial, or fair: an even bargain.
—adv. 1. evenly: The road ran even over the fields. 2. still; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): even more suitable. 3. (used to suggest that something mentioned as a possibility constitutes an extreme case or an unlikely instance): Even the slightest noise disturbs him. Even if he attends, he may not participate. 4. just (used to emphasize occurrence, coincidence, or simultaneousness of occurrences): Even as he lay dying, they argued over his estate. 5. fully or quite: even to death. 6. indeed (used as an intensive for stressing the identity or truth of something): He is willing, even eager, to do it. 7. exactly or precisely: It was even so. 8. break even, to have one's profits equal one's losses; neither gain nor lose: The company barely broke even last year. 9. get even, to be revenged; retaliate: He vowed to get even for the insult.
—v.t. 1. to make even; level; smooth (sometimes fol. by out): to even a board with a plane. 2. to place in an even state as to claim or obligation; balance (often fol. by up): to even up accounts.
—v.i. 1. to become even: The odds evened before the race. 2. even out, a. to make or become even, smooth, or flat: The wrinkles will even out when the suit dries. b. to become equal, balanced, stable, etc.: optimistic that the situation would even out eventually.
Pronunciation: (ā'wun, ev'un),[key] —n., —pl.E•vens,(esp. collectively)E•venfor 1. 1. a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation.
2. the Tungusic language spoken by the Even. Also called Lamut.