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1    level and regular; flat  
an even surface     
2    postpositive; foll by: with   on the same level or in the same plane (as)  
one surface even with another     
3    without variation or fluctuation; regular; constant  
an even rate of progress     
4    not readily moved or excited; placid; calm  
an even temper     
5    equally balanced between two sides  
an even game     
6    equal or identical in number, quantity, etc.  
two even spoonfuls of sugar     
a    (of a number) divisible by two  
b    characterized or indicated by such a number  
maps are on the even pages         Compare       odd       4  
8    relating to or denoting two or either of two alternatives, events, etc., that have an equal probability  
an even chance of missing or catching a train     
9    having no balance of debt; neither owing nor being owed  
10    just and impartial; fair  
an even division     
11    exact in number, amount, or extent  
an even pound     
12    equal, as in score; level  
now the teams are even     
13      (Maths)   (of a function) unchanged in value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y = z2  
   Compare       odd       8  
14    even money  
a    a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked  
b    (as modifier)  
the even-money favourite     
15    get even (with)  
Informal   to exact revenge (on); settle accounts (with)  
16    of even date  
Legal, formal, or obsolete   of the same or today's date  
17    (intensifier; used to suggest that the content of a statement is unexpected or paradoxical)  
even an idiot can do that     
18    (intensifier; used with comparative forms)  
this is even better     
19    notwithstanding; in spite of  
even having started late she soon caught him up     
20    used to introduce a more precise version of a word, phrase, or statement  
he is base, even depraved     
21    used preceding a clause of supposition or hypothesis to emphasize the implication that whether or not the condition in it is fulfilled, the statement in the main clause remains valid  
even if she died he wouldn't care     
22    Archaic   that is to say; namely (used for emphasis)  
he, even he, hath spoken these things     
23    Archaic   all the way; fully  
I love thee even unto death     
24    even as   conj   at the very same moment or in the very same way that  
even as I spoke, it thundered     
25    even so   in spite of any assertion to the contrary: nevertheless  
26    to make or become even,   (See also)        break even       even out       evens       even up  
     (Old English efen; related to Old Norse jafn even, equal, Gothic ibns, Old High German eban)  
  evener      n  
  evenly      adv  
  evenness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
even          [2]  
      n      an archaic word for       eve       evening  
     (Old English æfen; related to Old Frisian evend, Old High German aband)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  




1    flat, flush, horizontal, level, parallel, plane, plumb, smooth, steady, straight, true, uniform  
2    constant, metrical, regular, smooth, steady, unbroken, uniform, uninterrupted, unvarying, unwavering  
3    calm, composed, cool, equable, equanimous, even-tempered, imperturbable, peaceful, placid, serene, stable, steady, tranquil, undisturbed, unexcitable, unruffled, well-balanced  
4    coequal, commensurate, comparable, drawn, equal, equalized, equally balanced, fifty-fifty     (informal)   identical, level, level pegging     (Brit. informal)   like, matching, neck and neck, on a par, parallel, similar, square, the same, tied, uniform  
5    balanced, disinterested, dispassionate, equitable, fair, fair and square, impartial, just, unbiased, unprejudiced  
6    get even (with)        (informal)   be revenged or revenge oneself, even the score, get one's own back, give tit for tat, pay back, pay (someone) back in his or her own coin, reciprocate, repay, requite, return like for like, settle the score, take an eye for an eye, take vengeance  
7    all the more, much, still, yet  
8    despite, disregarding, in spite of, notwithstanding  
9    even as      at the same time as, at the time that, during the time that, exactly as, just as, while, whilst  
10    even so      all the same, be that as it may, despite (that), however, in spite of (that), nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding (that), still, yet  
11      (often followed by)       out or up   align, balance, become level, equal, equalize, flatten, level, match, regularize, smooth, square, stabilize, steady  
12    even the score      be revenged or revenge oneself, equalize, get even     (informal)   get one's own back, give tit for tat, pay (someone) back, reciprocate, repay, requite, return like for like, settle the score, take an eye for an eye, take vengeance  
1 & 2    asymmetrical, awry, broken, bumpy, changeable, changing, curving, different, fluctuating, irregular, odd, rough, twisting, undulating, uneven, variable, wavy  
3    agitated, changeable, emotional, excitable, quick-tempered, unpredictable  
4    disproportionate, ill-matched, imbalanced, irregular, unequal, uneven  
5    biased, partial, prejudiced, unbalanced, unequal, unfair  

balanced, disinterested, equitable, fair, fair and square, impartial, just, unbiased, unprejudiced  
calm, composed, cool, cool-headed, equable, imperturbable, level-headed, peaceful, placid, serene, steady, tranquil, unexcitable, unruffled  
   emotional, excitable, hasty, highly-strung, hot-headed, hot-tempered, irascible, quick-tempered, temperamental, touchy, volatile  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

call it even exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though <You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. FORMAL adv ADV with cl/group (=although)
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
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