A2 used to show that something is surprising, unusual, unexpected, or extreme: I don't even know where it is. Everyone I know likes the smell of bacon - even Mike does and he's a vegetarian. We were all on time - even Chris and he's usually late for everything. It's a very difficult job - it might even take a year to finish it. "I never cry." "Not even when you hurt yourself really badly?" Even with a load of electronic gadgetry, you still need some musical ability to write a successful song.even as › at the same time as: I tried to reason with him, but even as I started to explain what had happened he stood up to leave.even if B2 used to say that if something is the case or not, the result is the same: Even if you take a taxi, you'll still miss your train.even now/then › despite something: I've thought about it so much, but even now I can't believe how lucky I was to survive the accident. I gave Jim very clear instructions, but even then he managed to make a mess of it.even so C1 despite what has just been said: I had a terrible headache, but even so I went to the concert. An immediate interest cut might give a small boost to the economy. Even so, any recovery is likely to be very slow.even though B2 although: Even though he left school at 16, he still managed to become prime minister.
› 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.
an even ten/fifty/hundred, etc. › informal used to describe a number that ends in 0, not more or less than that number: "Will you sell it for $45?" "Make it an even fifty and you got a deal."