What does uneven mean?

Definitions for uneven
ʌnˈi vənun·even

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unevenadjective

    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, unevenadjective

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

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

  3. odd, unevenadjective

    not divisible by two

  4. unevenadjective

    variable and recurring at irregular intervals

    "an uneven gait"; "uneven spacing"

  5. spotty, uneven, scratchyadjective

    lacking consistency

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


  1. unevenadjective

    Not even

  2. unevenadjective

    Not level or smooth

  3. unevenadjective

    Not uniform

  4. unevenadjective

    Varying in quality

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unevenadjective

    These high wild hills, and rough, uneven ways,
    Draw out our miles, and make them wearisome. William Shakespeare.

    Some said it was best to fight with the Turks in that uneven, mountain country, where the Turks chief strength consisting in the multitude of his horsemen, should stand him in small stead. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    They made the ground uneven about their nest, insomuch that the slate did not lie flat. Addison.

    The Hebrew verse consists of uneven feet. Henry Peacham.


  1. uneven

    Uneven refers to a surface or thing that is not regular, leveled, or consistent. This could mean the surface or object has varying levels, heights, or features, is not smooth or flat, or is unequal or inconsistent in quality or development. In a broader sense, it can also refer to a situation or event that is unfair or unequal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unevenadjective

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

  2. Unevenadjective

    not equal; not of equal length

  3. Unevenadjective

    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.

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  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

Examples of uneven in a Sentence

  1. Mikael Ribbenvik:

    The distribution is very uneven.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill:

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, while the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Kevin Andrews:

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

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    A match
    B abdomen
    C perusal
    D decline

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