4. 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. "To make the even truth in pleasure flow." (Shak)
7. 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." (Jer. Taylor) On even ground, with equal advantage. On even keel, in a level or horizontal position.
Origin: AS. Efen. Efn; akin to OS. Eban, D. Even, OHG. Eban, G. Efen, Icel. Jafn, Dan. Jevn, Sw. Jamn, Goth. Ibns. Cf. Anent, Ebb.
(01 Mar 1998)
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