HOME
SIGN UP LOGIN
https://1828.mshaffer.com
Tuesday - June 15, 2021

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
- Preface

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   <3

Search, browse, and study this dictionary to learn more about the early American, Christian language.

1828.mshaffer.comWord [even]

Evolution (or devolution) of this word [even]

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

E'VEN


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, 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.

E"ven
  1. Evening. See Eve, n. 1.

    [Poetic.] Shak.
  2. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.
  3. To make even or level] to level; to lay smooth.

    His temple Xerxes evened with the soil. Sir. W. Raleigh.

    It will even all inequalities Evelyn.

  4. To be equal.

    [Obs.] R. Carew.
  5. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.

    "Is it even so?" Shak.

    Even so did these Gauls possess the coast. Spenser.

  6. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.
  7. To equal.

    [Obs.] "To even him in valor." Fuller.
  8. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.

    Thou wast a soldier
    Even to Cato's wish.
    Shak.

    Without . . . making us even sensible of the change. Swift.

  9. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

    And shall lay thee even with the ground. Luke xix. 44.

  10. To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.

    Shak.
  11. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.

    I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning. Addison.

  12. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both side; owing nothing on either side; -- said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.

    To make the even truth in pleasure flow. Shak.

  13. To set right; to complete.
  14. At the very time; in the very case.

    I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them. Dryden.

    * Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase. "I have debated even in my soul." Shak.

    By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer. Shak.

  15. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.

    "I know my life so even." Shak.
  16. To act up to; to keep pace with.

    Shak.
  17. Associate; fellow; of the same condition.

    [Obs.] "His even servant." Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29).
  18. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.

    Whether the number of the stars is even or odd. Jer. Taylor.

    On even ground, with equal advantage. - - On even keel (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

Thank you for visiting!

  • Our goal is to try and improve the quality of the digital form of this dictionary being historically true and accurate to the first American dictionary. Read more ...
  • Below you will find three sketches from a talented artist and friend depicting Noah Webster at work. Please tell us what you think.
Divine Study
  • Divine StudyDivine Study
    Divine Study
Window of Reflection
  • Window of ReflectionWindow of Reflection
    Window of Reflection
Enlightening Grace
  • Enlightening GraceEnlightening Grace
    Enlightening Grace

107

761

89

834

134

849
Even

E'VEN

EVE , noun e'vn.

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.

They, like so many Alexanders,

Have in these parts from morn till even fought.

2. Eve is used also for the fast or the evening before a holiday; as Christmas Eve.

Why 1828?

1
4
 


It is important to understand the language of the 1800 to know what the great Bible students of that time was saying.

— Hein (Pietermaritzburg, KZN)

Word of the Day

importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

Random Word

judicially

JUDI'CIALLY, adv. In the forms of legal justice; as a sentence judicially declared.

1. By way of penalty or judgment; as, to be judicially punished.

Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


Regards,


monte

{x:

Project:: 1828 Reprint










Hard-cover Edition

245

430

Compact Edition

230

176

CD-ROM

184

139

* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



[ + ]
Add Search To Your Site


Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

Please visit our friends:

{ourFriends}

Learn more about U.S. patents:

{ourPatent}

Privacy Policy

We want to provide the best 1828 dictionary service to you. As such, we collect data, allow you to login, and we want your feedback on other features you would like.

For details of our terms of use, please read our privacy policy here.

Page loaded in 0.31 seconds. [1828: 25, T:0]


1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

^ return to top
Back to Top