even Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "even" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

evenadjective

 us   /ˈi·vən/

even adjective (EQUAL)

equal or equally balanced: The class has a pretty even mix of boys and girls. I bought the tickets, so if you pay for dinner we’ll be even (= you will not owe me any money).

even adjective (CONTINUOUS)

continuous or regular: We walked at an even pace.

even adjective (FLAT)

flat and smooth, or on the same level: The snow was even with the kitchen doorstep.

even adjective (NUMBER)

[not gradable] (of numbers) able to be exactly divided by two: The result should be an even number.

evenadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈi·vən/

even adverb [not gradable] (EMPHASIS)

used to emphasize a comparison or the unexpected or extreme characteristic of something: Even smart people can make mistakes. She never cried – not even when she was badly hurt. Even with a good education, you need some common sense to get ahead. The new service is one of the most useful and popular on the Web. Even better, it's free to use.

even adverb [not gradable] (MORE EXACTLY)

used when you want to be more exact or detailed about something you have just said: I’d like to get a place in the Rocky Mountains, maybe Colorado or Montana – Idaho even.

evenverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈi·vən/

even verb [I/T] (EQUAL)

to make equal: [T] Tonight’s win evens their record at 6-6. [M] They won the next night to even up the score. [M] Taking me to the movies isn’t going to even things out.
(Definition of even from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of even?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “even” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More