steady implies lack of fluctuation or interruption of movement.
even suggests a lack of variation in quality or character.
an even distribution
equable implies lack of extremes or of sudden sharp changes.
maintain an equable temper
Examples of even in a Sentence
We finally reached even ground after the long climb.
They slowed down and waited for him to draw even.
She spoke with a calm, even voice.
the even beat of the drum Adverb
the blue whale is a huge, even awesome animal by any measure
I will love you even to the end of time. Verbeven the filling before adding the top layer of the cake
the contention that producing more arms will even us with the enemy and therefore make us more secure See More
Recent Examples on the Web
People who cannot afford bail are left behind bars for the duration of their case—often lasting months and even years.—Melissa Noel, Essence, 13 Sep. 2023 Those treatments can go on for months or even years.—Ty Tagami, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2023 It’s packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, and a nearly even amount of carbs and fat.—Paul Kita, Men's Health, 18 Aug. 2023 The Lodge Grill Pan also bested many of its competitors in terms of heat distribution and retention, providing an even temperature across most of the cooking surface.—Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 The commonwealth of Virginia is like many states, only meeting for 60 days in even years and 30 days in odd years – though those sessions are often extended by up to 15 days.—Raymond Scheppach, Fortune, 30 Aug. 2023 Spread in an even layer over potato mixture, scraping all of the butter mixture from bowl onto baking sheet.—Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 30 Aug. 2023 Campers will love sinking down onto the top insulation layer, which provides an even surface for heads on any campsite.—Sarah Kester, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Cattle prefer grazing a flat landscape, so stick to the coastline and to the even terrain inland.—WIRED, 26 Aug. 2023
That was the case even when the text documents included images or some colored text.—David English, PCMAG, 15 Sep. 2023 According to the complaint, Google continued to store users’ location data even after the setting was turned off.—Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Lifestyle changes combined with psychotropic medication and even therapy are more likely to effectively enact change.—Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 15 Sep. 2023 As shown in the documentary, his biological mother refuses to accept the DNA results, even after a second test was completed.—Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 So: And that's not even to mention the whole Apple ecosystem.—WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 Widespread failure of these smaller supplier firms — which number as many as 5,600 — could impede the broader U.S. auto supply chain even after the possible strike ends, according to the people.—Lauren Kaori Gurley, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 There are even occasional opportunities to crew when the yacht is being delivered from its home port to the racing destination.—Helen Iatrou, Robb Report, 14 Sep. 2023 The show’s core cast featured Jason Mantzoukas, Jessi Klein, Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, and Fred Armisen, while recurring and guest stars included Natasha Lyonne, Kristen Wiig, Bobby Cannavale, Ali Wong, Jean Smart, Martin Short, and even Tyler, the Creator (who voiced Jesus in Season Six).—Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 14 Sep. 2023
When Ostapenko evened things up at a set apiece, Swiatek seemed to be out of her comfort zone.—Jesus Jiménez, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 With the win, the Vols have evened the all-time series at 5-5.—al, 1 Sep. 2023 Gabe Vincent was the Heat's starting point guard and was the highest scorer in Game 2 when Miami evened the Finals series.—Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 13 June 2023 Rivers threw six touchdown passes as St. Michael evened its record at 1-1 with a win over Chickasaw.—Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 3 Sep. 2023 Cease evened his record at 5-5 in a disappointing season after finishing second in American League Cy Young voting last year.—Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 After Canada evened it up with goals from Dhane Smith and Clarke Pettersen, Sowers scored on a rebound and put back.—Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 July 2023 Chafe evened the game for Manchester-Essex three minutes into the half, but after Lucy Donahue intercepted a Hornets’ pass, Allie Wile reestablished Ipswich’s lead a minute later.—Kevin Stone, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2023 Visibly upset, Ayton was jawing in the direction of the team huddle, didn’t talk with the media after Game 3 but spoke on what happened following Game 4 as the Suns evened the series with two home wins.—Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2023
Added niacinamide helps sooth the skin and evens skin tone, while squalane hydrates and smooths.—Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Given the law of odds and evens that has governed the films, No. 5 should be a good one.—Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2023 Water-repellent nylon fabric makes this bag perfect for both rainy days and sweaty adventures, and unlike most bags with adjustable straps that leave one long piece left hanging, this pack is made with a thin piece of elastic that evens out the loop for a more streamlined appearance.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2023 This Kosas tinted moisturizer is infused with avocado oil, meadowfoam oil, raspberry oil, jojoba oil, and more — so your skin will get a surge of hydration while the formula also soothes and evens out your complexion.—Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 31 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English efen; akin to Old High German eban even
Middle English, from Old English efne, from efen, adjective
Middle English even, eve, from Old English ǣfen
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2c