Definitions for evenˈi vən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•venˈi vən(adj.)

  1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth:

    an even road.

  2. on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel:

    even with the ground.

  3. free from variations or fluctuations; uniform; regular: constant:

    even motion; an even color.

  4. equal in measure or quantity:

    even amounts of oil and vinegar.

  5. divisible by two, as a number

    Category: Math

    Ref: (opposed to odd ).

  6. denoted by such a number:

    the even pages of a book.

    Category: Math

  7. exactly expressible in integers, or in tens, hundreds, etc., without fractional parts:

    an even seven miles.

    Category: Math

  8. (of a function) having a sign that remains the same when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.

    Category: Math

  9. equally balanced or divided; equal:

    The scales are even.

  10. leaving no balance of debt on either side; square.

  11. calm; placid; not easily excited or angered:

    an even temper.

  12. equitable, impartial, or fair:

    an even bargain.

  13. (adv.)evenly:

    The road ran even over the fields.

  14. still; yet (used to emphasize a comparative):

    even more suitable.

  15. (used to suggest that some possibility constitutes an extreme case or an unlikely instance):

    Even the slightest noise disturbs him. Even if she comes, she may not stay.

  16. just (used to emphasize occurrence, coincidence, or simultaneousness of occurrences):

    Even as help was coming, the troops surrendered.

  17. fully or quite:

    even to death.

  18. indeed (used as an intensive for stressing the identity or truth of something):

    He is willing, even eager, to do it.

  19. exactly or precisely:

    It was even so.

  20. (v.t.)to make even; level; smooth.

  21. to place in an even state as to claim or obligation; balance (often fol. by up):

    to even up accounts.

  22. (v.i.)to become even:

    The odds evened before the race.

Idioms for even:

  1. break even,to have one's profits equal one's losses; neither gain nor lose.

    Category: Idiom, Business

  2. get even,to be revenged; retaliate.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of even:

bef. 900; ME; OE efen


e•ven*ˈi vən(n.)

  1. evening; eve.

* Archaic..

Origin of even:

bef. 950; ME; OE ǣfen

Princeton's WordNet

  1. evening, eve, even, eventide(adj)

    the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)

    "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"

  2. even(adj)

    divisible by two

  3. even, fifty-fifty(adj)

    equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced

    "even amounts of butter and sugar"; "on even terms"; "it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"; "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight"

  4. even(adj)

    being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

    "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"

  5. even, regular(adj)

    symmetrically arranged

    "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"

  6. even, regular(adj)

    occurring at fixed intervals

    "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"

  7. tied(p), even, level(p)(verb)

    of the score in a contest

    "the score is tied"

  8. flush, level, even out, even(verb)

    make level or straight

    "level the ground"

  9. even, even out(verb)

    become even or more even

    "even out the surface"

  10. even, even out(adverb)

    make even or more even

  11. even(adverb)

    used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected

    "even an idiot knows that"; "declined even to consider the idea"; "I don't have even a dollar!"

  12. even(adverb)

    in spite of; notwithstanding

    "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"

  13. even, yet, still(adverb)

    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons

    "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"

  14. even(adverb)

    to the full extent

    "loyal even unto death"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. even(adverb)ˈi vən

    emphasizes a comparison between two people or things

    It's even bigger/smaller/longer than the other one.; I can run even faster than her.

  2. evenˈi vən

    emphasizes a surprising fact

    Sometimes he even forgot to put his shoes on!; They didn't even say thank you!

  3. evenˈi vən

    emphasizes a situation will not change

    Even if they offered me more money, I still wouldn't stay.

  4. evenˈi vən

    emphasizes sth is true despite a stated fact

    He's a strange man. Even so, people seem to like him.

  5. evenˈi vən

    despite the fact that; = although

    They went outdoors even though the temperature was below freezing.

  6. even(adjective)ˈi vən

    ≠ uneven

    an even surface

  7. evenˈi vən


    The two totals are now even.

  8. evenˈi vən

    ≠ fluctuating

    an even heartbeat

  9. evenˈi vən


    2, 4, and 6 are even numbers.

  10. evenˈi vən

    (of two people) not owing money to each other

    There's five dollars - now we're even.

  11. evenˈi vən

    to take revenge

    He vowed that one day he would get even with them.

  12. even(verb)ˈi vən

    to become or make equal or the same

    The team evened out their record with a win.; cosmetics that even out your skin tone


  1. even(Verb)

    To make flat and level.

    We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.

  2. even(Noun)


  3. even(Adverb)

    exactly, just, fully

  4. even(Adjective)

    Flat and level.

    Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.

  5. even(Adjective)

    Without great variation.

    Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.

  6. even

    Equal in proportion, quantity, size etc.

    The distribution of food must be even.

  7. even

    Divisible by two.

    Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.

  8. even

    Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.

  9. even

    On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed.

  10. even

    On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.

    You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you hereuE000107911uE001so now we're even.

  11. Even(ProperNoun)

    A Tungusic language spoken by the Evens in Siberia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Even(noun)

    evening. See Eve, n. 1

  2. Even(adj)

    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. Even(adj)

    equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper

  4. Even(adj)

    parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit

  5. Even(adj)

    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

  6. Even(adj)

    without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure

  7. Even(adj)

    associate; fellow; of the same condition

  8. Even(adj)

    not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers

  9. Even(verb)

    to make even or level; to level; to lay smooth

  10. Even(verb)

    to equal

  11. Even(verb)

    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

  12. Even(verb)

    to set right; to complete

  13. Even(verb)

    to act up to; to keep pace with

  14. Even(verb)

    to be equal

  15. Even(adj)

    in an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well

  16. Even(adj)

    up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite

  17. Even(adj)

    as might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected

  18. Even(adj)

    at the very time; in the very case


  1. Even

    Even are an Australian indie rock three-piece fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ashley Naylor, with Matthew Cotter on drums and Wally Kempton on bass and backing vocals. Even formed in Melbourne in 1994 and have played regularly around the live music scene since.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #110

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Written Corpus Frequency: #242

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Adverbs Frequency: #18

Anagrams of even

  1. Eevn

Translations for even

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


level; the same in height, amount etc

Are the table-legs even?; an even temperature.

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