Even E"ven, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evening}] 1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. [1913 Webster]

His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. --Sir. W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

It will even all inequalities --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

2. To equal. [Obs.] ``To even him in valor.'' --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To set right; to complete. [1913 Webster]

5. To act up to; to keep pace with. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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