Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Evangelistary noun [ Late Latin evangelistarium .] A selection of passages from the Gospels, as a lesson in divine service. Porson.
Evangelistic adjective Pertaining to the four evangelists; designed or fitted to evangelize; evangelical; as, evangelistic efforts.
Evangelization noun The act of evangelizing; the state of being evangelized.
The work of Christ's ministers is evangelization . Hobbes.
Evangelize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evangelized
; present participle & verbal noun Evangelizing
]. [ French évangélisre
, Late Latin evangelizare
, from Greek ....] To instruct in the gospel; to preach the gospel to; to convert to Christianity; as, to evangelize the world.
His apostles whom he sends Milton.
To evangelize the nations.
Evangelize intransitive verb To preach the gospel.
Evangely noun Evangel.
The sacred pledge of Christ's evangely . Spenser.
[ French évangile
. See Evangel
.] Good tidings; evangel.
Above all, the Servians . . . read, with much avidity, the evangile of their freedom. Landor.
[ Latin evanidus
, from evanescere
. See Evanesce
.] Liable to vanish or disappear; faint; weak; evanescent; as, evanid color.
They are very transitory and evanid . Barrow.
Evanish intransitive verb
[ Prefix e-
: confer Latin evanescere
. See Evanesce
.] To vanish.
Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Burns.
Evanishing amid the storm.
Evanishment noun A vanishing; disappearance. [ R.] T. Jefferson.
Evaporable adjective Capable of being converted into vapor, or dissipated by evaporation.
Evaporate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evaporated
; present participle & verbal noun Evaporating
.] [ Latin evaporatus
, past participle of evaporare
out + vapor
steam or vapor. See Vapor
.] 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. 2. To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to be wasted, as, the spirit of a writer often evaporates in the process of translation.
To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontents to evaporate . . . is a safe way. Bacon.
Evaporate transitive verb 1. To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes. 2. To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples. 3. To give vent to; to dissipate.
My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet. Sir. H. Wotton. Evaporating surface (Steam Boilers)
, that part of the heating surface with which water is in contact.
Evaporate adjective [ Latin evaporatus , past participle ] Dispersed in vapors. Thomson.
[ Latin evaporatio
: confer French évaporation
.] 1. The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as, the evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor. 2. The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a state of greater consistence. 3. That which is evaporated; vapor. 4. (Steam Engine) See Vaporization .
Evaporative adjective [ Latin evaporatius : confer French évaporatif .] Pertaining to, or producing, evaporation; as, the evaporative process.
Evaporator noun An apparatus for condensing vegetable juices, or for drying fruit by heat.
Evaporometer noun [ Latin evaporare to evaporate + -meter : confer French évapormètre .] (Physics) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of a fluid evaporated in a given time; an atmometer.
Evasible adjective That may be evaded. [ R.]
[ Latin evasio
: confer French évasion
. See Evade
.] The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more. Milton. Syn.
-- Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.
[ Confer French évasif
. See Evade
.] Tending to evade, or marked by evasion; elusive; shuffling; avoiding by artifice.
Thus he, though conscious of the ethereal guest, Pope.
Answered evasive of the sly request.
Stammered out a few evasive phrases. Macaulay.
[ See Even
] 1. Evening.
Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. Thomson. 2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.
"On the eve
of death." Keble. Eve churr (Zoöl)
, the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also night churr , and churr owl .
Evectics noun [ Greek ... healthy.] The branch of medical science which teaches the method of acquiring a good habit of body. [ Obsolete]
Evection [ Latin evectio a going up, from evehere to carry out; e out + vehere to carry: confer F évection .]
1. The act of carrying up or away; exaltation. [ Obsolete] Bp. Pearson. 2. (Astron.) (a) An inequality of the moon's motion is its orbit to the attraction of the sun, by which the equation of the center is diminished at the syzygies, and increased at the quadratures by about 1Â° 20′. (b) The libration of the moon. Whewell.
[ Middle English eve
. Anglo-Saxon ǣfen
; akin to Old Saxon āband
, OFries, āvend
, Dutch avond
, Old High German āband
, Icelandic aptan
, Swedish afton
, Danish aften
; of unknown origin. Confer Eve
.] Evening. See Eve , noun 1.
[ Poetic.] Shak.
[ Anglo-Saxon efen
; akin to Old Saxon eban
, Dutch even
, Old High German eban
, German efen
, Icelandic jafn
, Danish jevn
, Swedish jämn
, Goth. ibns
. Confer Anent
.] 1. 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. 2. Equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper. 3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
And shall lay thee even with the ground. Luke xix. 44. 4. 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. 5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
"I know my life so even
." Shak. 6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition.
[ Obsolete] "His even
servant." Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29). 7. 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 (Nautical)
, in a level or horizontal position.
Even transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Evened
; present participle & verbal noun Evening
] 1. 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. 2. To equal.
[ Obsolete] "To even
him in valor." Fuller. 3. 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. 4. To set right; to complete. 5. To act up to; to keep pace with. Shak.
Even intransitive verb To be equal. [ Obsolete] R. Carew.
[ Anglo-Saxon efne
. See Even
, and confer E'en
.] 1. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.
"Is it even
Even so did these Gauls possess the coast. Spenser. 2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
Thou wast a soldier Shak.
Even to Cato's wish.
Without . . . making us even sensible of the change. Swift. 3. 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. 4. At the very time; in the very case.
I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them. Dryden.
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.
Evene intransitive verb
[ Latin evenire
. See Event
.] To happen.
[ Obsolete] Hewyt.
1. One who, or that which makes even. 2. In vehicles, a swinging crossbar, to the ends of which other crossbars, or whiffletrees, are hung, to equalize the draught when two or three horses are used abreast.
Evenfall noun Beginning of evening. "At the quiet evenfall ." Tennyson.
Evenhand noun Equality. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Evenhanded adjective Fair or impartial; unbiased. " Evenhanded justice." Shak. -- E"ven*hand`ed*ly , adverb -- E"ven*hand`ed*ness , noun ....
[ Anglo-Saxon ǣfnung
. See even
, and confer Eve
.] 1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun.
In the ascending scale Milton.
Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose.
» Sometimes, especially in the Southern parts of the United States, the afternoon is called evening
. Bartlett. 2. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
» Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening
gun. " Evening
Prayer." Shak. Evening flower (Botany)
, a genus of iridaceous plants ( Hesperantha ) from the Cape of Good Hope, with sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which expand in the evening.
-- Evening grosbeak (Zoology)
, an American singing bird ( Coccothraustes vespertina ) having a very large bill. Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called because it sings in the evening.
-- Evening primrose
. See under Primrose .
-- The evening star
, the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; -- called also Vesper and Hesperus . During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See Morning Star .
Evenly adverb With an even, level, or smooth surface; without roughness, elevations, or depression; uniformly; equally; comfortably; impartially; serenely.
Evenminded adjective Having equanimity.
Evenness noun The state of being ven, level, or disturbed; smoothness; horizontal position; uniformity; impartiality; calmness; equanimity; appropriate place or level; as, evenness of surface, of a fluid at rest, of motion, of dealings, of temper, of condition.
It had need be something extraordinary, that must warrant an ordinary person to rise higher than his own evenness . Jer. Taylor.
Evensong noun [ Anglo-Saxon ǣfensang .] A song for the evening; the evening service or form of worship (in the Church of England including vespers and compline); also, the time of evensong. Wyclif. Milton.
[ Latin eventus
, from evenire
to happen, come out; e
out + venire
to come. See Come
.] 1. That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.
of his early years." Macaulay.
To watch quietly the course of events . Jowett (Thucyd. )
There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked. Eccl. ix. 2. 2. An affair in hand; business; enterprise.
[ Obsolete] "Leave we him to his events
." Shak. 3. The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.
Dark doubts between the promise and event . Young. Syn.
-- Incident; occurrence; adventure; issue; result; termination; consequence; conclusion. -- Event
. An event
denotes that which arises from a preceding state of things. Hence we speak or watching the event
; of tracing the progress of events
. An occurrence
has no reference to any antecedents, but simply marks that which meets
us in our progress through life, as if by chance, or in the course of divine providence. The things which thus meet us, if important, are usually connected with antecedents; and hence event
is the leading term. In the "Declaration of Independence" it is said, "When, in the cource of human events
, it becomes necessary." etc. Here, occurrences
would be out of place. An incident
is that which falls into
a state of things to which is does not primarily belong; as, the incidents
of a journey. The term is usually applied to things of secondary importance. A circumstance
is one of the things surrounding us in our path of life. These may differ greatly in importance; but they are always outsiders
, which operate upon us from without, exerting greater or less influence according to their intrinsic importance. A person giving an account of a campaign might dwell on the leading events
which it produced; might mention some of its striking occurrences
; might allude to some remarkable incidents
which attended it; and might give the details of the favorable or adverse circumstances
which marked its progress.
Event transitive verb [ French éventer to fan, divulge, Late Latin eventare to fan, from , Latin e out + ventus wind.] To break forth. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Eventerate transitive verb [ Latin e out + venter the belly: confer French éventer .] To rip open; to disembowel. [ Obsolete] Sir. T. Brown.
Eventful adjective Full of, or rich in, events or incidents; as, an eventful journey; an eventful period of history; an eventful period of life.
[ Anglo-Saxon ǣfentīd
. See Tide
.] The time of evening; evening.
[ Poetic.] Spenser.
Eventilate transitive verb
[ Latin eventilatus
, past participle of eventilare
to fan. See Ventilate
.] 1. To winnow out; to fan.
[ Obsolete] Cockeram. 2. To discuss; to ventilate.
[ Obsolete] Johnson.
Eventilation noun The act of eventilating; discussion. [ Obsolete] Bp. Berkely.
Eventless adjective Without events; tame; monotonous; marked by nothing unusual; uneventful.
Eventognathi noun plural [ New Latin , from Dr. ... well + ... within gna`qos the jaw.] (Zoology) An order of fishes including a vast number of freshwater species such as the carp, loach, chub, etc.
Eventration noun [ Latin e out + venter belly.] (Medicine) (a) A tumor containing a large portion of the abdominal viscera, occasioned by relaxation of the walls of the abdomen. (b) A wound, of large extent, in the abdomen, through which the greater part of the intestines protrude. (c) The act of disemboweling.
[ Confer French éventiel
. See Event
.] 1. Coming or happening as a consequence or result; consequential. Burke. 2. Final; ultimate.
success." Cooper. 3. (Law) Dependent on events; contingent. Marshall.