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
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More