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EVE , noun e'vn.
1. The decline of the sun; the latter part or close of the day, and beginning of the night. Eve is used chiefly in poetry. In prose, we generally use evening.
Winter, oft at eve, resumes the breeze.
They, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought.
2. Eve is used also for the fast or the evening before a holiday; as Christmas Eve.
EVE'NE, verb intransitive [Latin evenio.] To happen. [Not in use.]
E'VENED, participle passive Made even or level.
E'VENER, noun One that makes even.
E'VENHAND, noun Equality.
E'VENHANDED, adjective Impartial; equitable; just.
The period following sunset with which the Jewish day began (Genesis 1:5; Mark 13:35). The Hebrews reckoned two evenings of each day, as appears from Exodus 16:12; 30:8; 12:6 (marg.); Leviticus 23:5 (marg. R.V., "between the two evenings"). The "first evening" was that period when the sun was verging towards setting, and the "second evening" the moment of actual sunset. The word "evenings" in Jeremiah 5:6 should be "deserts" (marg. R.V.).
E'VENING, noun [See Eve, Even.] The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly the decline or fall of the day, or of the sun.
The evening and the morning were the first day. Genesis 1:5.
The precise time when evening begins, or when it ends, is not ascertained by usage. The word often includes a part at least of the afternoon, and indeed the whole afternoon; as in the phrase, 'The morning and evening service of the sabbath.' In strictness, evening commences at the setting of the sun, and continues during twilight, and night commences with total darkness. But in customary language, the evening extends to bed-time, whatever that time may be. Hence we say, to spend an evening with a friend; an evening visit.
1. The decline or latter part of life. We say, the evening of life, or of one's days.
2. The decline of any thing; as the evening of glory.
E'VENING, adjective Being at the close of day; as the evening sacrifice.
E'VENING SONG, noun A hymn or song to be sung at evening
E'VENING-STAR, noun Hesperus or Vesper; Venus, when visible in the evening.
E'VENLY, adverb e'vnly. With an even, level or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations and depressions; as things evenly spread.
1. Equally; uniformly; in an equipoise; as evenly balanced.
2. In a level position; horizontally.
The surface of the sea is evenly distant from the center of the earth.
3. Impartially; without bias from favor or enmity.
E'VENNESS, noun The state of being even, level or smooth; equality of surface.
1. Uniformity; regularity; as evenness of motion.
2. Freedom from inclination to either side; equal distance from either extreme.
3. Horizontal position; levelness of surface; as the evenness of a fluid at rest.
4. Impartiality between parties; equal respect.
5. Calmness; equality of temper; freedom from perturbation; a state of mind not subject to elevation or depression; equanimity.
E'VEN-SONG, noun A song for the evening; a form of worship for the evening.
1. The evening, or close of the day.
EVENT', noun [Latin eventus, evenio; e and venio, to come.]
1. That which comes, arrives or happens; that which falls out; any incident good or bad.
There is one event to the righteous and to the wicked. Ecclesiastes 9:2.
2. The consequence of any thing; the issue; conclusion; end; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations terminates. The event of the campaign was to being about a negotiation for peace.
EVENT', verb intransitive To break forth. [Not used.]
EVENT'ERATE, verb transitive [Latin e and venter, the belly.]
To open the bowels; to rip open; to disembowel.
EVENT'ERATED, participle passive Having the bowels opened.
EVENT'ERATING, participle present tense Opening the bowels.
EVENT'FUL, adjective [from event.] Full of events or incidents; producing numerous or great changes, either in public or private affairs; as an eventful period of history; an eventful period of life.
E'VEN-TIDE, noun Literally, the time of evening; that is, evening.
Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the even-tide Genesis 24:1.
This word is nearly obsolete; tide being a useless addition to even.
E'VEN, adjective e'vn.
1. Level; smooth; of an equal surface; flat; not rough or waving; as an even tract of land; an even country; an even surface.
2. Uniform; equal; calm; not easily ruffled or disturbed, elevated or depressed; as an even temper.
3. Level with; parallel to.
And shall lay thee even with the ground. Luke 19:1.
4. Not leaning.
He could not carry his honors even.
5. Equally favorable; on a level in advantage; fair. He met the enemy on even ground. The advocates meet on even ground in argument.
6. Owing nothing on either side; having accounts balanced. We have settled accounts and now are even.
7. Settled; balanced; as, our accounts are even.
8. Equal; as even numbers.
9. Capable of being divided into equal parts, without a remainder; opposed to odd. 126.96.36.199. are even numbers.
Let him tell me whether the number of the stars is even or odd.
E'VEN, verb transitive e'vn. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
This will even all inequalities.
This temple Xerxes evened with the soil.
1. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance accounts.
E'VEN, verb intransitive To be equal to. [Not used.]
E'VEN, adverb e'vn. Noting a level or equality, or emphatically, a like manner or degree. As it has been done to you, even so shall it be done to others. Thou art a soldier even to Cato's wishes, that is, your qualities, as a soldier, are equal to his wishes.
1. Noting equality or sameness of time; hence emphatically, the very time. I knew the facts, even when I wrote to you.
2. Noting, emphatically, identity of person.
And behold I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth. Genesis 6:17.
3. Likewise; in like manner.
Here all their rage, and ev'n their murmurs cease.
4. So much as. We are not even sensible of the change.
5. Noting the application of something to that which is less probably included in the phrase; or bringing something within a description, which is unexpected. The common people are addicted to this vice, and even the great are not free from it. He made several discoveries which are new, even to the learned.
Here also we see the sense of equality, or bringing to a level. So in these phrases, I shall even let it pass, I shall even do more, we observe the sense of bringing the mind or will to a level with what is to be done.
EVEN'TILATE, verb transitive To winnow; to fan; to discuss. [See Ventilate.]
EVENTILA'TION, noun A fanning; discussion.
EVENT'UAL, adjective [from event.] Coming or happening as a consequence or result of any thing; consequential.
1. Final; terminating; ultimate.
Eventual provision for the payment of the public securities.
EVENT'UALLY, adverb In the event; in the final result or issue.
EVENT'UATE, verb intransitive To issue; to come to an end; to close; to terminate.
EVENT'UATING, participle present tense Issuing; terminating.