evenly matched

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of evenly matched

:equal in skill or ability
  • It was a close game between two evenly matched teams.

Word by Word Definitions

even play evenly
  1. : evening

  1. : having a horizontal surface : flat

  2. : being without break, indentation, or irregularity : smooth

  3. : being in the same plane or line

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : to a degree that extends : fully, quite

  3. : at the very time

  1. : to make even

  2. : to become even

match play matched
  1. : a person or thing equal or similar to another

  2. : one able to cope with another

  3. : an exact counterpart

  1. : to encounter successfully as an antagonist

  2. : to set in competition or opposition

  3. : to provide with a worthy competitor

  1. : a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder

  2. : a short slender piece of flammable material (such as wood) tipped with a combustible mixture that bursts into flame when slightly heated through friction (as by being scratched against a rough surface)


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