What does even mean?

Definitions for evenˈi vən

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

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"


  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

  19. Origin: [OE. eve, even, efen, fen. AS. fen; akin to OS. band, OFries, vend, D. avond, OHG. band, Icel. aptan, Sw. afton, Dan. aften; of unknown origin. Cf. Eve, Evening.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Even

    ēv′n, adj. flat: level: uniform: (Shak.) straightforward: parallel: equal on both sides: not odd, able to be divided by 2 without a remainder.—v.t. to make even or smooth: to put on an equality: (Shak.) to act up to.—adv. exactly so: indeed: so much as: still.—n. Ev′en-Chris′tian (obs.), fellow-Christian.—adj. Ev′en-down, straight-down (of rain): downright, honest.—adv. thoroughly.—adj. Ev′en-hand′ed, with an equal, fair, or impartial hand: just.—adv. Ev′enly.—adj. Ev′en-mind′ed, having an even or calm mind: equable.—n. Ev′enness.—Be even with, to be revenged on: to be quits with. [A.S. efen; Dut. even, Ger. eben.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of even in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of even in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrey Zvyagintsev:

    Life is even harder.

  2. Beverly Fedorko:

    We don't even know why.

  3. Wes Kjar:

    It’s not even stuffed.

  4. Alexandra Miller:

    You won’t even notice.

  5. Robert F. Kennedy:

    Don't get mad, get even.

Images & Illustrations of even

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Translations for even

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vlak, gelyk, selfs, nog, aandAfrikaans
  • حتى, بلArabic
  • тигеҙ, йоп, хатта, теүәлBashkir
  • плосък, равен, четен, еднообразен, гладък, даже, равно, еднакво, изравнявам, дори, вечерBulgarian
  • zokenBreton
  • pla, parell, igual, encara, fins i totCatalan, Valencian
  • rovný, sudý, i, vůbec, ještě, večerCzech
  • eben, gerade, noch, sogar, auch, selbstGerman
  • ebena, egala, eĉEsperanto
  • uniforme, par, parejo, constante, igual, llano, aun, tarde, allanar, hasta, inclusoSpanish
  • هنوز, حتیPersian
  • tasainen, parillinen, jopa, tasoittaa, vielä, edesFinnish
  • uniforme, pair, paire, plat, régulier, monotone, exactement, même, complètement, niveler, aplatir, égaliser, voire, encoreFrench
  • fiúIrish
  • cunbhalach, cothromach, cothrom, eadhonScottish Gaelic
  • até, incluso, nin, nin sequera, aíndaGalician
  • חלק, שווה, זוגי, ערב, אפילוHebrew
  • सम, और भीHindi
  • egyenletes, egyenlő, páros, még, egyenget, kiegyenlít, még haHungarian
  • հարթ, հավասար, զույգ, նույնիսկArmenian
  • rata, bahkanIndonesian
  • memIdo
  • jafn, slétturIcelandic
  • pari, sera, spianare, esattamente, completamente, ancheItalian
  • אפילוHebrew
  • 平, 偶数, にも, も, さえJapanese
  • ლუწი, კიGeorgian
  • vesper, etiamLatin
  • geruedLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • irLithuanian
  • pāra, patLatvian
  • рамномерен, рамен, парен, мазен, баш, токму, дуриMacedonian
  • genap, rataMalay
  • တောင်Burmese
  • til og med, enda, selv, sågarNorwegian
  • even, gelijkmatige, paar, vlak, gelijke, gelijk, vlakke, gelijkmatig, avondstond, platmaken, evenen, nog, gelijkmaken, zelfsDutch
  • enda, jamvel, endåtil, sjølv, til og medNorwegian Nynorsk
  • ndiNavajo, Navaho
  • jednolity, parzysty, gładki, równy, równomierny, płaski, jednostajny, nawet, poranek, wyrównać, jeszczePolish
  • uniforme, quite, par, plano, constante, nivelado, padronizado, uniformizar, mesmo, nivelar, igualmente, ainda, completamente, até, nem sequer, exatamente, padronizar, igualarPortuguese
  • pară, egal, par, plat, chiarRomanian
  • однообразный, равномерный, одинаковый, гладкий, чётный, плоский, равный, ровный, даже, вечер, вообще, выравнивать, ровнять, точно, ещё, ровноRussian
  • pȃran, па̑ранSerbo-Croatian
  • párnySlovak
  • sod, celóSlovene
  • jämn, flat, plan, slät, stadig, platt, till och med, än, plana ut, kväll, ännu, jämna, platta till, ens, afton, jämna ut, än nu, ävenSwedish
  • సరి, చదునైనTelugu
  • çift, da, bile, dahiTurkish
  • اور بھیUrdu
  • bằngVietnamese

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