n. Evening. See Eve, n.
- adj. 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. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both side; owing nothing on either side; - said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; - said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers. On even ground, with equal advantage.
- On even keel (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.
- vb. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. To equal. 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 set right; to complete. To act ...