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break even

  • verb make neither profit nor loss
  • verb attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport
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common evening primrose

  • noun a coarse biennial of eastern North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening; naturalized in Europe
    Oenothera biennis; German rampion.
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even a little

  • adverb to any extent at all
    in the least.
    • are you in the least interested?
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even as

  • adverb at the same time as
    just as.
    • even as he lay dying they argued over his estate
    • the building collapsed just as he arrived
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even chance

  • noun an unpredictable phenomenon
    tossup; toss-up.
    • it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose
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even off

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
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even out

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make level or straight
    even; level; flush.
    • level the ground
  • verb become even or more even
    even.
    • even out the surface
  • verb make even or more even
    even.
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even so

  • adverb despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    nonetheless; nevertheless; however; all the same; withal; notwithstanding; still; yet.
    • although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
    • while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
    • he was a stern yet fair master
    • granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go
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even spacing

  • noun regularity of spacing
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even up

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
    square up; jog.
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even-pinnate

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex
    paripinnate; abruptly-pinnate.
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even-pinnate leaf

  • noun a pinnate leaf with a pair of leaflets at the apex
    abruptly-pinnate leaf.
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even-tempered

  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; good-tempered; placid.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
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even-textured

  • adjective satellite having an even texture
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even-toed

  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to mammals of the order Artiodactyla
    artiodactyl; artiodactylous.
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even-toed ungulate

  • noun placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
    artiodactyl mammal; artiodactyl.
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evening bag

  • noun a handbag used with evening wear
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evening clothes

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening clothes; eveningwear; formalwear.
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evening dress

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening clothes; eveningwear; formalwear.
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evening gown

  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; dinner gown; formal.
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evening grosbeak

  • noun North American grosbeak
    Hesperiphona vespertina.
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evening lychnis

  • noun bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    Lychnis alba; bladder campion; white campion; Silene latifolia; white cockle.
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evening prayer

  • noun (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
    evensong.
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evening primrose

  • noun any of several plants of the family Onagraceae
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evening shift

  • noun the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
    swing shift.
  • noun workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
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evening shirt

  • noun a man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear (usually with a tuxedo)
    dress shirt.
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evening star

  • noun a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
    Hesperus; Vesper.
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evening trumpet flower

  • noun poisonous woody evergreen vine of southeastern United States having fragrant yellow funnel-shaped flowers
    Gelsemium sempervirens; yellow jessamine; yellow jasmine; Carolina jasmine.
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evening-primrose family

  • noun a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales
    family Onagraceae; Onagraceae.
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evening-snow

  • noun small California annual with white flowers
    Linanthus dichotomus.
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get even

  • verb compensate; make the score equal
    equalise; equalize.
  • verb take revenge or even out a score
    get back.
    • I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even
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getting even

  • noun a reciprocal group action
    paying back; return.
    • in return we gave them as good as we got
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odd-even check

  • noun a system of checking for errors in computer functioning
    redundancy check; parity check.
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On even ground

  • with equal advantage.
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On even keel

  • (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.
  • in a level or horizontal position, so that the draught of water at the stern and the bow is the same. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Webster 1913

The evening star

  • the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; called also Vesper and Hesperus. During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See Morning Star.
Webster 1913

this evening

  • adverb during the night of the present day
    tonight; this night.
    • drop by tonight
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