Dictionary: E-VAN'GEL-IZ-ED – E'VEN

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Instructed in the Gospel; converted to a belief of the Gospel, or to Christianity.


Instructing in the doctrines and precepts of the Gospel; converting to Christianity.


Good tidings; the Gospel. [Not in use.] Spenser.

E-VAN'ID, a. [L. evanidus. See Vain.]

Faint; weak; evanescent; liable to vanish or disappear; as, an evanid color or smell. Bacon. Encyc.

E-VAN'ISH, v.i. [L. evanesco. See Vain.]

To vanish; to disappear; to escape from sight or perception. [Vanish is more generally used.]


A vanishing; disappearance. Barton.

E-VAP'O-RA-BLE, a. [See Evaporate.]

That may be converted into vapor and pass off in fumes; that may be dissipated by evaporation. Grew.


Dispersed in vapors.

E-VAP'O-RATE, v.i. [L. evaporo; e and vaporo, from vapor, – which see.]

  1. To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; to escape and be dissipated, either in visible vapor, or in particles too minute to be visible. Fluids when heated often evaporate in visible steam; but water, on the surface of the earth, generally evaporates in an imperceptible manner.
  2. To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to be wasted. Arguments evaporate in words. The spirit of a writer often evaporates in translating.

E-VAP'O-RATE, v.t.

  1. To convert or resolve a fluid into vapor, which is specifically lighter than the air; to dissipate in fumes, steam, or minute particles. Heat evaporates water at every point of temperature, from 32° to 212°, the boiling point, of Fahrenheit. A northwest wind, in New England, evaporates water and dries the earth more rapidly than the heat alone of a summer's day.
  2. To give vent to; to pour out in words or sound. Wotton.


Converted into vapor or steam and dissipated; dissipated in insensible particles, as a fluid.


Resolving into vapor; dissipating, as a fluid.


  1. The conversion of a fluid into vapor specifically lighter than the atmospheric air. Evaporation is increased by heat and is followed by cold. It is now generally considered as a solution in the atmosphere.
  2. The act of flying off in fumes; vent; discharge.
  3. In pharmacy, the operation of drawing off a portion of a fluid in steam, that the remainder may be of a greater consistence, or more concentrated.

E-VAP-O-ROM'E-TER, n. [L. evaporo, and Gr. μετρον, measure.]

An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of a fluid evaporated in a given time; an atmometer. Journ. of Science.

E-VA'SION, n. [s as z. L. evasio, from evado, evasi. See Evade.]

The act of eluding or avoiding, or of escaping, particularly from the pressure of an argument, from an accusation or charge, from an interrogatory and the like; excuse; subterfuge; equivocation; artifice to elude; shift. Evasion of a direct answer weakens the testimony of a witness. Thou by evasions thy crime uncover'st more. Milton.


  1. Using evasion or artifice to avoid; elusive; shuffling; equivocating. He – answered evasive of the sly request. Pope.
  2. Containing evasion; artfully contrived to elude a question, charge or argument; as, an evasive answer; an evasive argument or reasoning.

E-VA'SIVE-LY, adv.

By evasion or subterfuge; elusively in a manner to avoid a direct reply or a charge.


The quality or state of being evasive.

EVE, n.

The consort of Adam, and mother of the human race; so called by Adam, because she was the mother of all living. In this case, the word would properly belong to the Heb. חיה. But the Hebrew name is חוה havah or chavah, coinciding with the verb, to show, to discover, and Parkhurst hence denominates Eve, the manifester. In the Septuagint, Eve, in Gen. iii, 20, is rendered Ζωη, life; but in Gen. iv, 1, it is rendered Ευαν, Euan, or Evan. The reason of this variation is not obvious, as the Hebrew is the same in both passages. In Russ. Eve is Evva. In the Chickasaw language of America, a wife is called awah, says Adair.

E-VEC'TION, n. [L. eveho, to carry away.]

A carrying out or away; also, a lifting or extolling; exaltation. Pearson.

E'VEN, a. [e'vn; Sax. efen; D. even; Gr. eben; Sw. efven; Pers. هُوَن hovan. The sense is, laid or pressed down, level.]

  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 xix.
  4. Not leaning. He could not carry his honors even. Shak.
  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 reminder; opposed to odd. 4, 6, 8, 10, are even numbers. Let him tell me whether the number of the stars is even or odd. Taylor.

E'VEN, adv. [ev'n.]

  1. 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.
  2. Noting equality or sameness of time; hence emphatically, the very time. I knew the facts, even when I wrote to you.
  3. Noting, emphatically, identity of person. And behold I, even I, do bring a flood of waters on the earth. Gen. vi.
  4. Likewise; in like manner. Here all their rage, and ev'n their murmurs cease. Pope
  5. So much as. We are not even sensible of the change.
  6. 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.

E'VEN, or EVE, n. [e'vn; Sax. æfen, efen; D. avond; G. abend; Sw. afton; Dan. aften; Ice. afftan. Qu. Ch. פניא, from פנה fanah, to turn, to decline. The evening is the decline of the day, or fall of the sun.]

  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. Thomson. They, like so many Alexanders, / Have in these parts from morn till even fought. Shak.
  2. Eve is used also for the fast or the evening before a holiday; as, Christmas Eve. Johnson.

E'VEN, v.i.

To be equal to. [Not used.] Carew.

E'VEN, v.t. [e'vn.]

  1. To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth. This will even all inequalities. Evelyn. This temple Xerxes evened with the soil. Ralegh.
  2. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance accounts. Shak.