Idioms for even

    break even, to have one's profits equal one's losses; neither gain nor lose: The company barely broke even last year.
    get even, to be revenged; retaliate: He vowed to get even for the insult.

Origin of even

1
First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English; Old English efen; cognate with Gothic ibns, Old High German eban, Old Norse jafn “even, equal”; (adverb) Middle English even(e),Old English efne, derivative of the adjective; (verb) Middle English evenen, Old English efnan “to lower,” derivative of the adjective

synonym study for even

1. See level.

OTHER WORDS FROM even

e·ven·er, noune·ven·ly, adverbe·ven·ness, noun

Definition for even (2 of 3)

even2
[ ee-vuhn ]
/ ˈi vən /

noun Archaic.

evening; eve.

Origin of even

2
before 950; Middle English; Old English ǣfen; akin to German Abend,Old Frisian ēvend.See evening

Definition for even (3 of 3)

Even
[ ey-wuhn, ev-uhn ]
/ ˈeɪ wən, ˈɛv ən /

noun, plural E·vens, (especially collectively) E·ven for 1.

a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic in the Russian Federation.
the Tungusic language spoken by the Even.
Also called Lamut.

Origin of Even

<Russian ėvén<Evenki əwən
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British Dictionary definitions for even (1 of 2)

even1
/ (ˈiːvən) /

adjective

adverb

verb

to make or become even

Derived forms of even

evener, nounevenly, adverbevenness, noun

Word Origin for even

Old English efen; related to Old Norse jafn even, equal, Gothic ibns, Old High German eban

British Dictionary definitions for even (2 of 2)

even2
/ (ˈiːvən) /

noun

an archaic word for eve, evening

Word Origin for even

Old English ǣfen; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband
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Scientific definitions for even

even
[ ēvən ]

Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 0, such as 12 or 876.
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Idioms and Phrases with even

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