- to make or become even, smooth, or flat: The wrinkles will even out when the suit dries.
- to become equal, balanced, stable, etc.: optimistic that the situation would even out eventually.
OTHER WORDS FOR even
Idioms about even
Origin of even1
synonym study for even
OTHER WORDS FROM evene·ven·er, noune·ven·ly, adverbe·ven·ness, noun
Other definitions for even (2 of 3)
Origin of even2
Other definitions for even (3 of 3)
Origin of Even
How to use even in a sentence
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
I presume the twenty-five or thirty miles at this end is unhealthy, even for natives, but it surely need not be so.
Genoa has but recently and partially felt the new impulse, yet even here the march of improvement is visible.
He was the strangest-looking creature Davy had ever seen, not even excepting the Goblin.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for even (1 of 2)
- (of a number) divisible by two
- characterized or indicated by such a numbermaps are on the even pages Compare odd (def. 4)
- a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked
- (as modifier)the even-money favourite
Derived forms of evenevener, nounevenly, adverbevenness, noun
Word Origin for even
British Dictionary definitions for even (2 of 2)
Word Origin for even
Scientific definitions for even
Other Idioms and Phrases with even
In addition to the idioms beginning with even
- even money
- even so
- break even
- never give a sucker an even break
- on an even keel