from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
  • adj. Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest.
  • adj. Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color.
  • adj. Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road. See Synonyms at rough.
  • adj. Not straight or parallel: uneven margins.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
  • adj. Obsolete Not fair or equitable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not even
  • adj. Not level or smooth
  • adj. Not uniform
  • adj. Varying in quality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not even; not level; not uniform; rough.
  • adj. Not equal; not of equal length.
  • adj. Not divisible by two without a remainder; odd; -- said of numbers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not even.
  • Not perfectly horizontal or level, as the beam of a scale; not at the same height or on the same plane; hence, not fair, just, or true.
  • In arithmetic, odd; not divisible by 2 without a remainder: as, 3, 5, 7, etc., are uneven numbers.
  • Ill-matched; unsuitable; ill-assorted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. variable and recurring at irregular intervals
  • adj. lacking consistency
  • adj. (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
  • adj. not divisible by two
  • adj. not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture


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Old English unefen, from un- + even.



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