1 even /ˈiːvən/ adjective
1 even
Learner's definition of EVEN
[more even; most even]
: having a flat, smooth, or level surface
: not having breaks or bumps
: located next to someone or something else often + with
: not changing : staying the same
[more even; most even] : equal and fair : not giving an advantage to one side or group
: having nothing owed by either side
: not likely to be won easily by one side or another
of a number : able to be divided by two into two equal whole numbers
: marked by an even number
always used before a noun : not more or less than a stated amount
used to say that something is as likely to happen as to not happen

break even

see 1break

get even

: to do something bad or unpleasant to someone who has treated you badly or unfairly

on an even keel

see 1keel

— evenly


— evenness

/ˈiːvənnəs/ noun [noncount]
2 even /ˈiːvən/ adverb
2 even
Learner's definition of EVEN
used to stress something that is surprising or unlikely
used to stress the difference between two things that are being compared
used after a negative word (such as not or a contraction of not) to stress the smallness of an amount or effort
used to stress something that goes beyond what has just been mentioned in some way (such as by being stronger or more specific)

even as

: at the same time as

even if

used to stress that something will happen despite something else that might prevent it

even now/then

used to stress that something is or was happening at a particular time
used to stress that something (such as a person's attitude or behavior) was or is very surprising and unexpected

even so

used to introduce a statement that is somehow different from what has just been said

even though

used as a stronger way to say “though” or “although”
3 even /ˈiːvən/ verb
evens; evened; evening
3 even
evens; evened; evening
Learner's definition of EVEN
[+ object]
: to make (something) equal see also even the score at 1score

even out

[phrasal verb]
: to become level
even (something) out or even out (something) : to make (something) even and smooth
even out or even (something) out or even out (something) : to reach a balanced or middle state between extremes over a period of time