evenly

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 distributed among the directors at the end of the year.
2. ) with each person having an equal chance to win:
evenly matched/balanced: The two teams are fairly evenly matched.
The contest remains evenly balanced.
3. ) in a regular way, with equal amounts of space or time between things:
She was asleep and breathing evenly.
The posts were evenly spaced, about 20 meters apart.
4. ) speaking calmly and without emotion

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Evenly — E ven*ly, adv. With an even, level, or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations, or depression; uniformly; equally; comfortably; impartially; serenely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 */ — 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

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