What does uneven mean?

Definitions for unevenʌnˈi vən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word uneven.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uneven(adj)

    not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture

    "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"

  2. mismatched, uneven(adj)

    (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents

    "vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church"

  3. odd, uneven(adj)

    not divisible by two

  4. uneven(adj)

    variable and recurring at irregular intervals

    "an uneven gait"; "uneven spacing"

  5. spotty, uneven, scratchy(adj)

    lacking consistency

    "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"


  1. uneven(Adjective)

    Not even

  2. uneven(Adjective)

    Not level or smooth

  3. uneven(Adjective)

    Not uniform

  4. uneven(Adjective)

    Varying in quality

  5. Origin: unefen, from un- + even.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uneven(adj)

    not even; not level; not uniform; rough; as, an uneven road or way; uneven ground

  2. Uneven(adj)

    not equal; not of equal length

  3. Uneven(adj)

    not divisible by two without a remainder; odd; -- said of numbers; as, 3, 7, and 11 are uneven numbers


  1. Uneven

    Uneven is the fifth studio album by the progressive metal band Sieges Even. It is the last album to feature Greg Keller on vocals and Wolfgang Zenk on guitar. It is also the last album the band released till 2005. The album, as it's predecessor, features keyboard elements and is very aggressive in lyrics and in sound. The album is a very rare album and is only available overseas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uneven

    un-ē′vn, adj. not even, smooth, straight, uniform, or just: odd, not divisible by two without remainder: ill-matched: difficult.—adv. Unē′venly.—n. Unē′veness, quality of not being even: want of an even surface: want of smoothness or uniformity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uneven in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uneven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mikael Ribbenvik:

    The distribution is very uneven.

  2. Kevin Andrews:

    But growth in the region will be uneven and competition to exert more influence could generate instability.

  3. Sean Callow:

    While economic conditions have been uneven and overall growth a little disappointing, the labour market has remained strong, the housing and service sectors have also performed well, supported by lower rates and a lower AUD.

  4. Dipa Karmakar:

    There are barely any world class gymnastics facilities in the whole of India so in a small city like Agartala there was practically nothing, there were some locally made uneven bars in my small gym but they were the wrong size and looked nothing like the ones you see here in Glasgow.

  5. Bill Stone:

    Adjusting for seasonality, the gain in the index was driven by lower outflows combined with steady inflows, this indicates that investors are increasing their allocations to hedge funds as markets in the U.S. and abroad are producing uneven returns, including significant upheaval in China and Greece.

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