Dictionary: E-VENE' – E-VENT'U-ATE

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E-VENE', v.i. [L. evenio.]

To happen. [Not in use. ] Heywt.

E'VEN-ED, pp.

Made even or level.

E'VEN-ER, n.

One that makes even.


Equality. Bacon.


Impartial; equitable; just. Shak.


Being at the close of day; as, the evening sacrifice.

EVE'NING, n. [See Eve, Even.]

  1. 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. Gen. i. 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.
  2. The decline or latter part of life. We say, the evening of life, or of one's days.
  3. The decline of any thing; as, the evening of glory.


A hymn or song to be sung at evening.


Hesperus or Vesper; Venus, when visible in the evening.

E'VEN-LY, adv. [e'vnly.]

  1. With an even, level or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations and depressions; as, things evenly spread.
  2. Equally; uniformly; in an equipoise; as, evenly balanced.
  3. In a level position; horizontally. The surface of the sea is evenly distant from the center of the earth. Brerewood.
  4. Impartially; without bias from favor or enmity. Bacon.


Having equanimity.


  1. The state of being even, level or smooth; equality of surface.
  2. Uniformity; regularity; as, evenness of motion.
  3. Freedom from inclination to either side; equal distance from either extreme. Hale.
  4. Horizontal position; levelness of surface; as, the evenness of a fluid at rest.
  5. Impartiality between parties; equal respect.
  6. Calmness; equality of temper; freedom from perturbation; a state of mind not subject to elevation or depression; equanimity. Atterbury.


  1. A song for the evening; a form of worship for the evening. Milton.
  2. The evening, or close of the day. Dryden.

E-VENT', n. [L. eventus, evenio; e and venio, to come; Fr. evenement; It. and Sp. evento; Ar. فَانَ faina. Class Bn, No. 21.]

  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. Eccles. ix.
  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 bring about a negatiation for peace.

EVENT', v.i.

To break forth. [Not used.]

EVENT'ER-ATE, v.t. [Fr. eventrer, from the L. e and venter, the belly.]

To open the bowels; to rip open; to disembowel. Brown.


Having the bowels opened.


Opening the bowels.

E-VENT'FUL, a. [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, n. [even and Sax. tid, time.]

Literally, the time of evening; that is, evening. Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the even-tide. Gen. xxiv. [This word is nearly obsolete; tide being a useless addition to even.]


To winnow; to fan; to discuss. [See Ventilate.]


A fanning; discussion.

EVENT'U-AL, a. [from event.]

  1. Coming or happening as a consequence or result of any thing; consequential.
  2. Final; terminating; ultimate. Burke. Eventual provision for the payment of the public securities. Hamilton.

E-VENT'U-AL-LY, adv.

In the event; in the final result or issue.

E-VENT'U-ATE, v.i.

To issue; to come to an end; to close; to terminate. J. Lloyd.