1. divisible by two
2. equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
- even amounts of butter and sugar
- on even terms
- it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split
Similar word(s): equal
3. being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)
- an even application of varnish
- an even floor
- the road was not very even
4. symmetrically arranged
- even features
5. occurring at fixed intervals
- the even rhythm of his breathing
6. of the score in a contest
Sentences with even as an adjective:
- Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.
- Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.
- The distribution of food must be even.
- Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.
- You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you here—so now we're even.
1. used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected
- even an idiot knows that
- declined even to consider the idea
- I don't have even a dollar!
2. in spite of; notwithstanding
- even when he is sick, he works
- even with his head start she caught up with him
3. to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
- looked sick and felt even worse
- an even (or still) more interesting problem
4. to the full extent
- loyal even unto death
Sentences with even as an adverb:
- I fulfilled my instructions even as I had promised. You are leaving tonight? — Even so. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.
- Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes. Did you even make it through the front door? That was before I was even born.
- I was strong before; but now I am even stronger.
- My favorite actor is Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicholson, even.
1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
- he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
1. make level or straight
Definition categories: contact
2. become even or more even
- even out the surface
3. make even or more even
Sentences with even as a verb:
- We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.