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even

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1 being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent
  • the distance to town is an even mile

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2 having a surface without bends, breaks, or irregularities
  • let's find an even stretch of ground to pitch our tent

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3 resembling another in every respect
  • the armies of the two countries are fairly even

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4 not varying
  • energy demands do not stay even throughout the day but peak significantly during the afternoon hours

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1 to make free from breaks, curves, or bumps
  • even the filling before adding the top layer of the cake

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2 to make equal in amount, degree, or status
  • the contention that producing more arms will even us with the enemy and therefore make us more secure

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Adjective

level, flat, plane, even, smooth mean having a surface without bends, curves, or irregularities. level applies to a horizontal surface that lies on a line parallel with the horizon. the vast prairies are nearly level flat applies to a surface devoid of noticeable curvatures, prominences, or depressions. the work surface must be flat plane applies to any real or imaginary flat surface in which a straight line between any two points on it lies wholly within that surface. the plane sides of a crystal even applies to a surface that is noticeably flat or level or to a line that is observably straight. trim the hedge so it is even smooth applies especially to a polished surface free of irregularities. a smooth skating rink

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The first known use of even was before the 12th century

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“Even.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/even. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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