Even - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːvn|  American pronunciation of the word even
Brit.  |ˈiːvən|  British pronunciation of the word even

noun

- the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)(syn: eve, evening, eventide)

verb

- make level or straight (syn: flush, level)
- become even or more even
- make even or more even

adjective

- equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced(syn: fifty-fifty)
- symmetrically arranged(syn: regular)
- occurring at fixed intervals(syn: regular)
- of the score in a contest (syn: level, tied)

adverb

- used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected
- in spite of; notwithstanding
- to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons(syn: still, yet)
- to the full extent

Examples

We finally reached even ground after the long climb.

They slowed down and waited for him to draw even.

She spoke with a calm, even voice.

The even beat of the drum

...the blue whale is a huge, even awesome animal by any measure...

...I will love you even to the end of time....

...even the filling before adding the top layer of the cake...

...the contention that producing more arms will even us with the enemy and therefore make us more secure...

The sky was of an even lead colour.

The horses went at a steady even trot.

His disposition was even.

I feel that I can never get quite even with him again.

He looked content, even happy.

Don't even try.

Even as Jane said this, she knew it was not true.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: even
he/she/it: evens
present participle: evening
past tense: evened
past participle: evened
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