even adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “even” - Learner’s Dictionary

even

adverb     /ˈiːvən/
A2 used to emphasize something that is surprising: Everyone danced, even Mick. I said hello, but he didn't even look at me.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
even better/faster/smaller, etc B1 used when comparing things, to emphasize the difference: I think Alex is going to be even taller than his father.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
even if B2 used to emphasize that a particular situation would not change what you have just said: I would never eat meat, even if I was really hungry.Connecting words which express a condition
even though B2 although: He still smokes, even though he's got asthma.Connecting words which express a contrast
even so used to emphasize that something surprising is true despite what you have just said: Car prices have gone down a lot, but even so, we couldn't afford to buy one.Connecting words which express a contrastAlso, extra, and in addition
(Definition of even adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More