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Even vs. Ish

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Evenadjective

Flat and level.

‘Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.’;

Ishadverb

(colloquial) somewhat, reasonably, fairly

‘The exam went well... mostly... ish.’; ‘"Was the film any good?" – "Ish."’;

Evenadjective

Without great variation.

‘Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.’;

Ishadverb

(colloquial) about, approximately

Evenadjective

Equal in proportion, quantity, size, etc.

‘The distribution of food must be even.’;

Ishnoun

The letter which stands for the sh sound lang=en in Pitman shorthand.

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Evenadjective

Divisible by two.

‘Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.’;

Ishnoun

An instalment of a periodical; an issue.

Evenadjective

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.

Ishnoun

(euphemism) Shit.

Evenadjective

On equal monetary terms; neither owing nor being owed.

Evenadjective

(colloquial) On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.

‘You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you here—so now we're even.’;

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Evenadjective

parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

Evenadjective

(obsolete) Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.

Evenadjective

(obsolete) Associate; fellow; of the same condition.

Evenverb

(transitive) To make flat and level.

‘We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.’;

Evenverb

To equal.

Evenverb

To be equal.

‘Thrice nine evens twenty seven.’;

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Evenverb

To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.

Evenverb

To set right; to complete.

Evenverb

To act up to; to keep pace with.

Evenadverb

(archaic) Exactly, just, fully.

‘I fulfilled my instructions even as I had promised.’; ‘You are leaving tonight? — Even so.’; ‘This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.’;

Evenadverb

In reality; implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality.

‘Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.’; ‘Did you even make it through the front door?’; ‘That was before I was even born.’;

Evenadverb

Emphasizing a comparative.

‘I was strong before, but now I am even stronger.’;

Evenadverb

Signalling a correction of one's previous utterance; rather, that is.

‘My favorite actor is Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicholson, even.’;

Evennoun

An even number.

‘So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds.’;

Evennoun

Evening.

Evennoun

Evening. See Eve, n. 1.

Evenadjective

Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.

Evenadjective

Equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.

Evenadjective

Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

‘And shall lay thee even with the ground.’;

Evenadjective

Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both sides; owing nothing on either side; - said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.

‘To make the even truth in pleasure flow.’;

Evenadjective

Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.

Evenadjective

Associate; fellow; of the same condition.

Evenadjective

Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; - said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.

‘Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.’;

Evenverb

To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.

‘His temple Xerxes evened with the soil.’; ‘It will even all inequalities’;

Evenverb

To equal.

Evenverb

To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits; to make equal; as, to even the score.

Evenverb

To set right; to complete.

Evenverb

To act up to; to keep pace with.

Evenverb

To be equal.

Evenadverb

In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.

‘Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.’;

Evenadverb

Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.

‘Thou wast a soldierEven to Cato's wish.’; ‘Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.’;

Evenadverb

As might not be expected; - serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.

‘I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning.’;

Evenadverb

At the very time; in the very case.

‘I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them.’; ‘By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer.’;

Evenverb

make level or straight;

‘level the ground’;

Evenverb

become even or more even;

‘even out the surface’;

Evenverb

make even or more even

Evenadjective

divisible by two

Evenadjective

equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;

‘even amounts of butter and sugar’; ‘on even terms’; ‘it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split’; ‘had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance’; ‘an even fight’;

Evenadjective

being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with);

‘an even application of varnish’; ‘an even floor’; ‘the road was not very even’; ‘the picture is even with the window’;

Evenadjective

symmetrically arranged;

‘even features’; ‘regular features’; ‘a regular polygon’;

Evenadjective

occurring at fixed intervals;

‘a regular beat’; ‘the even rhythm of his breathing’;

Evenadjective

of the score in a contest;

‘the score is tied’;

Evenadverb

used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;

‘even an idiot knows that’; ‘declined even to consider the idea’; ‘I don't have even a dollar!’;

Evenadverb

in spite of; notwithstanding;

‘even when he is sick, he works’; ‘even with his head start she caught up with him’;

Evenadverb

to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;

‘looked sick and felt even worse’; ‘an even (or still) more interesting problem’; ‘still another problem must be solved’; ‘a yet sadder tale’;

Evenadverb

to the full extent;

‘loyal even unto death’;

Evennoun

the end of the day; evening

‘bring it to my house this even’;

Evenadjective

flat and smooth

‘prepare the site, then lay an even bed of mortar’;

Evenadjective

in the same plane or line; level

‘run a file along the saw to make all of the teeth even with each other’;

Evenadjective

equal in number, amount, or value

‘an even gender balance among staff and students’;

Evenadjective

equally balanced

‘the first half of the match was fairly even’;

Evenadjective

having little variation in quality; regular

‘they travelled at an even and leisurely pace’;

Evenadjective

(of a person's temper or disposition) equable; calm

‘she was known to have an even temper and to be difficult to rile’;

Evenadjective

(of a number, such as 2, 6, or 108) divisible by two without a remainder

‘any number doubled is even’; ‘a meter that reads only in even numbers’;

Evenadjective

bearing a number that is divisible by two without a remainder

‘headers can be placed on odd or even pages or both’;

Evenverb

make or become even

‘she cut the hair again to even up the ends’; ‘it's not exactly revenge I want, but I'd like things evened up’; ‘thereafter prices evened out’;

Evenadverb

used to emphasize something surprising or extreme

‘they have never even heard of the United States’; ‘they wore fur hats, even in summer’;

Evenadverb

used in comparisons for emphasis

‘he knows even less about it than I do’;

Evenadverb

used in questions to indicate confusion or exasperation

‘what even is bitcoin, anyway?’; ‘what is this whole thing even about?’;

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