evenly


evenly
e|ven|ly [ˈi:vənli] adv
1.) covering or affecting all parts of something equally
Make sure the surface is evenly covered with paint.
Spread the butter evenly over the toast.
Support for the Liberals is fairly evenly spread across the country.
Make sure the weight is evenly distributed.
2.) divided in an equal way
The profits will be split evenly between the three of us.
Government ministers are fairly evenly divided on this issue.
The prospects for the country are fairly evenly balanced between peaceful reform and revolution.
3.) in a regular or steady way
He was breathing more evenly now.
rows of evenly spaced desks
4.) evenly matched
if two competitors are evenly matched, they are as good as each other and so have an equal chance of winning
The two teams are very evenly matched.
5.) if you say something evenly, you say it in a calm way without getting angry or upset
= ↑calmly

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • evenly — index fairly (impartially) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • evenly — O.E. efenlice; see EVEN (Cf. even) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • evenly — adverb 1 with equal amounts or numbers of something in every part of a particular area, or divided equally among a group of people: Support for the Liberals is fairly evenly spread across the country. | Spread the butter evenly over the toast. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • evenly — e|ven|ly [ ivnli ] adverb * 1. ) so that all parts of a surface are covered with the same amount of something: Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the cake mixture. a ) so that equal amounts of something are given to each person: Profits are evenly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • evenly */ — UK [ˈiːv(ə)nlɪ] / US [ˈɪv(ə)nlɪ] adverb 1) a) so that all parts of a surface are covered with the same amount of something Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the cake mixture. b) so that equal amounts of something are given to each person Profits are …   English dictionary

  • evenly — adverb a) So as to make flat. Spread the icing evenly over the cake. b) In a fair manner. To avoid arguments, he divided the sweets evenly between his two children …   Wiktionary

  • evenly — adv. Evenly is used with these adjectives: ↑balanced, ↑covered, ↑divisible, ↑mixed, ↑moist, ↑tanned Evenly is used with these verbs: ↑apply, ↑balance, ↑cook, ↑disperse, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • evenly — [ˈiːv(ə)nli] adv 1) in an equal or regular way Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the cake.[/ex] 2) with each person having an equal chance to win The two teams are fairly evenly matched.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • evenly — Ⅰ. even [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) flat and smooth; level. 2) equal in number, amount, or value. 3) having little variation in quality; regular. 4) equally balanced: the match was even. 5) (of a person s temper or disposition) placid; calm. 6) …   English terms dictionary