Definitions for evenˈi vən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word even
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth:
an even road.
on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel:
even with the ground.
free from variations or fluctuations; uniform; regular: constant:
even motion; an even color.
equal in measure or quantity:
even amounts of oil and vinegar.
divisible by two, as a number
Ref: (opposed to odd ).
denoted by such a number:
the even pages of a book.
exactly expressible in integers, or in tens, hundreds, etc., without fractional parts:
an even seven miles.
(of a function) having a sign that remains the same when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.
equally balanced or divided; equal:
The scales are even.
leaving no balance of debt on either side; square.
calm; placid; not easily excited or angered:
an even temper.
equitable, impartial, or fair:
an even bargain.
The road ran even over the fields.
still; yet (used to emphasize a comparative):
even more suitable.
(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.
just (used to emphasize occurrence, coincidence, or simultaneousness of occurrences):
Even as help was coming, the troops surrendered.
fully or quite:
even to death.
indeed (used as an intensive for stressing the identity or truth of something):
He is willing, even eager, to do it.
exactly or precisely:
It was even so.
(v.t.)to make even; level; smooth.
to place in an even state as to claim or obligation; balance (often fol. by up):
to even up accounts.
(v.i.)to become even:
The odds evened before the race.
Idioms for even:
break even,to have one's profits equal one's losses; neither gain nor lose.
Category: Idiom, Business
get even,to be revenged; retaliate.
Origin of even:
bef. 900; ME; OE efen
Origin of even:
bef. 950; ME; OE ǣfen
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"
divisible by two
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"
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"
"even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
occurring at fixed intervals
"a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
tied(p), even, level(p)(verb)
of the score in a contest
"the score is tied"
flush, level, even out, even(verb)
make level or straight
"level the ground"
even, even out(verb)
become even or more even
"even out the surface"
even, even out(adverb)
make even or more even
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!"
in spite of; notwithstanding
"even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
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"
to the full extent
"loyal even unto death"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
emphasizes a surprising fact
Sometimes he even forgot to put his shoes on!; They didn't even say thank you!
emphasizes a situation will not change
Even if they offered me more money, I still wouldn't stay.
emphasizes sth is true despite a stated fact
He's a strange man. Even so, people seem to like him.
despite the fact that; = although
They went outdoors even though the temperature was below freezing.
an even surface
The two totals are now even.
an even heartbeat
2, 4, and 6 are even numbers.
(of two people) not owing money to each other
There's five dollars - now we're even.
to take revenge
He vowed that one day he would get even with them.
to become or make equal or the same
The team evened out their record with a win.; cosmetics that even out your skin tone
To make flat and level.
We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.
exactly, just, fully
Flat and level.
Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.
Without great variation.
Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.
Equal in proportion, quantity, size etc.
The distribution of food must be even.
Divisible by two.
Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.
Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed.
On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.
You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you hereuE000107911uE001so now we're even.
A Tungusic language spoken by the Evens in Siberia.
evening. See Eve, n. 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
equable; not easily ruffed or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper
parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit
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
without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure
associate; fellow; of the same condition
not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers
to make even or level; to level; to lay smooth
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
to set right; to complete
to act up to; to keep pace with
to be equal
in an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well
up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite
as might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected
at the very time; in the very case
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #110
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Written Corpus Frequency: #242
Rank popularity for the word 'even' in Adverbs Frequency: #18
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Translations for even
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
level; the same in height, amount etc
Are the table-legs even?; an even temperature.
- constantePortuguese (BR)
- lige; jævnDanish
- ίσιος, σταθερός, ομοιόμορφοςGreek
- uniforme, constanteSpanish
- ühetasane, ühtlaneEstonian
- هموار؛ یکنواختFarsi
- एक साHindi
- jednak, istiCroatian
- jafn,í sömu hæðIcelandic
- pari, uniformeItalian
- 같은 높이의, 수평의Korean
- lygus, vienodasLithuanian
- vienādlīmeņa-; vienmērīgsLatvian
- sama rataMalay
- jevn, ensartetNorwegian
- هموار؛ یکنواختPersian
- .برابر، منظم، سم، يو شانPashto
- egal; constantRomanian
- jämn[lång], enhetligSwedish
- düz, bir hizadaTurkish
- 同樣的Chinese (Trad.)
- ngang nhauVietnamese
- 同样的Chinese (Simp.)
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