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e·ven 1

a. Having a horizontal surface; flat: an even floor.
b. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations; smooth. See Synonyms at level.
c. Being in the same plane or line; parallel: The picture is even with the window.
a. Having no variations or fluctuations; uniform: the even rhythm of his breathing.
b. Of uniform distribution: an even application of varnish.
c. Placid; calm: an even temperament.
a. Equal or identical in degree, extent, or amount: Use even amounts of butter and sugar.
b. Equally matched or balanced: an even fight.
c. Just; fair: an even bargain.
d. Having nothing due on either side; square: If we each take half, then we'll be even.
e. Having exacted full revenge: He finally got even with his betrayer.
4. Having equal probability; as likely as not: an even chance of winning.
5. Sports
a. Having an equal score: The teams are even at halftime.
b. Being equal for each opponent. Used of a score.
6. Mathematics
a. Exactly divisible by 2.
b. Characterized or indicated by a number exactly divisible by 2.
a. Having an even number in a sequence.
b. Having an even number of members.
8. Having an exact amount, extent, or number; precise: an even pound; an even foot.
a. To a greater degree or extent. Used as an intensive with comparative adjectives and adverbs: This painting is good, but that one is even better.
b. Indeed; moreover. Used as an intensive: He was happy, even ecstatic. Even a child knows better.
c. Used as an intensive to indicate something that is unexpected: declined even to consider the idea.
2. At the same time as; already; just: Even as we watched, the turtle emerged from its shell.
3. To a degree that extends; fully: loyal even unto death.
4. Exactly; precisely: It was even as he said: the jewel was gone.
tr. & intr.v. e·vened, e·ven·ing, e·vens
To make or become even.
on an even keel
In a stable or unimpaired state: "There was good reason to keep relations with Washington on an even keel" (Helen Kitchen).

[Middle English, from Old English efen.]

e′ven·er n.
e′ven·ly adv.
e′ven·ness n.

e·ven 2

n. Archaic

[Middle English, from Old English ǣfen.]
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1. level and regular; flat: an even surface.
2. (foll by: with) on the same level or in the same plane (as): one surface even with another.
3. without variation or fluctuation; regular; constant: an even rate of progress.
4. not readily moved or excited; placid; calm: an even temper.
5. equally balanced between two sides: an even game.
6. equal or identical in number, quantity, etc: two even spoonfuls of sugar.
7. (Mathematics)
a. (of a number) divisible by two
b. characterized or indicated by such a number: maps are on the even pages. Compare odd4
8. relating to or denoting two or either of two alternatives, events, etc, that have an equal probability: an even chance of missing or catching a train.
9. having no balance of debt; neither owing nor being owed
10. just and impartial; fair: an even division.
11. exact in number, amount, or extent: an even pound.
12. equal, as in score; level: now the teams are even.
13. (Mathematics) maths (of a function) unchanged in value when the sign of the independent variable is changed, as in y = z2. See odd8
14. (Gambling, except Cards) even money
a. a bet in which the winnings are the same as the amount staked
b. (as modifier): the even-money favourite.
15. get even informal to exact revenge (on); settle accounts (with)
16. of even date law formal or obsolete of the same or today's date
17. (intensifier; used to suggest that the content of a statement is unexpected or paradoxical): even an idiot can do that.
18. (intensifier; used with comparative forms): this is even better.
19. notwithstanding; in spite of: even having started late she soon caught him up.
20. used to introduce a more precise version of a word, phrase, or statement: he is base, even depraved.
21. used preceding a clause of supposition or hypothesis to emphasize the implication that whether or not the condition in it is fulfilled, the statement in the main clause remains valid: even if she died he wouldn't care.
22. archaic that is to say; namely (used for emphasis): he, even he, hath spoken these things.
23. archaic all the way; fully: I love thee even unto death.
24. even as (conjunction) at the very same moment or in the very same way that: even as I spoke, it thundered.
25. even so in spite of any assertion to the contrary: nevertheless
to make or become even
[Old English efen; related to Old Norse jafn even, equal, Gothic ibns, Old High German eban]
ˈevener n
ˈevenly adv
ˈevenness n


an archaic word for eve, evening
[Old English ǣfen; related to Old Frisian ēvend, Old High German āband]
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(ˈi vən)

1. level; flat; without surface irregularities; smooth: an even road.
2. on the same level; in the same plane or line; parallel: even with the ground.
3. free from variations or fluctuations; uniform; regular: constant: even motion; an even color.
4. equal in measure or quantity: even amounts of oil and vinegar.
5. divisible by two, as a number (opposed to odd).
6. denoted by such a number: the even pages of a book.
7. exactly expressible in integers, or in tens, hundreds, etc., without fractional parts: an even seven miles.
8. (of a function) having a sign that remains the same when the sign of each independent variable is changed at the same time.
9. equally balanced or divided; equal: The scales are even.
10. leaving no balance of debt on either side; square.
11. calm; placid; not easily excited or angered: an even temper.
12. equitable, impartial, or fair: an even bargain.
13. evenly: The road ran even over the fields.
14. still; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): even more suitable.
15. (used to suggest that some possibility constitutes an extreme case or an unlikely instance): Even the slightest noise disturbs him. Even if she comes, she may not stay.
16. just (used to emphasize occurrence, coincidence, or simultaneousness of occurrences): Even as help was coming, the troops surrendered.
17. fully or quite: even to death.
18. indeed (used as an intensive for stressing the identity or truth of something): He is willing, even eager, to do it.
19. exactly or precisely: It was even so.
20. to make even; level; smooth.
21. to place in an even state as to claim or obligation; balance (often fol. by up): to even up accounts.
22. to become even: The odds evened before the race.
1. break even, to have one's profits equal one's losses; neither gain nor lose.
2. get even, to be revenged; retaliate.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English efen]
e′ven•er, n.
e′ven•ly, adv.
e′ven•ness, n.


(ˈi vən)

n. Archaic.
evening; eve.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English ǣfen]
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Divisible by 2 with a remainder of 0, such as 12 or 876.
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1. position

You use even to show that what you are saying is surprising. You put even in front of the surprising part of your statement.

Even Anthony enjoyed it.
She liked him even when she was arguing with him.
I shall give the details to no one, not even to you.

However, even usually goes after an auxiliary verb or modal, not in front of it.

You didn't even enjoy it very much.
I couldn't even see the shore.
They may even give you a lift in their van.
2. used with comparatives

You use even in front of a comparative to emphasize that someone or something has more of a quality than they had before. For example, you say 'The weather was bad yesterday, but it is even worse today'.

He became even more suspicious of me.

You also use even in front of a comparative to emphasize that someone or something has more of a quality than someone or something else. For example, you say 'The train is slow, but the bus is even slower'.

Barbara had something even worse to tell me.
The second task was even more difficult.
3. 'even if' and 'even though'

Even if and even though are used to introduce subordinate clauses. You use even if to say that a possible situation would not prevent something from being true.

Even if you disagree with her, she's worth listening to.
I hope I can come back, even if it's only for a few weeks.

Even though has a similar meaning to 'although', but is more emphatic.

He went to work even though he was unwell.
I was always afraid of him, even though he was kind to me.

Be Careful!
If you begin a sentence with even if or even though, don't put 'yet' or 'but' at the beginning of the main clause. Don't say, for example, 'Even if you disagree with her, yet she's worth listening to'.

Be Careful!
However, you can use still in the main clause. This is a very common use.

Even though the news is six months old, staff are still in shock.
But even if they do change the system, they still face an economic crisis.
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Past participle: evened
Gerund: evening

I even
you even
he/she/it evens
we even
you even
they even
I evened
you evened
he/she/it evened
we evened
you evened
they evened
Present Continuous
I am evening
you are evening
he/she/it is evening
we are evening
you are evening
they are evening
Present Perfect
I have evened
you have evened
he/she/it has evened
we have evened
you have evened
they have evened
Past Continuous
I was evening
you were evening
he/she/it was evening
we were evening
you were evening
they were evening
Past Perfect
I had evened
you had evened
he/she/it had evened
we had evened
you had evened
they had evened
I will even
you will even
he/she/it will even
we will even
you will even
they will even
Future Perfect
I will have evened
you will have evened
he/she/it will have evened
we will have evened
you will have evened
they will have evened
Future Continuous
I will be evening
you will be evening
he/she/it will be evening
we will be evening
you will be evening
they will be evening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been evening
you have been evening
he/she/it has been evening
we have been evening
you have been evening
they have been evening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been evening
you will have been evening
he/she/it will have been evening
we will have been evening
you will have been evening
they will have been evening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been evening
you had been evening
he/she/it had been evening
we had been evening
you had been evening
they had been evening
I would even
you would even
he/she/it would even
we would even
you would even
they would even
Past Conditional
I would have evened
you would have evened
he/she/it would have evened
we would have evened
you would have evened
they would have evened
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.even - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)even - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
guest night - an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests
sundown, sunset - the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight, fall - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
Verb1.even - make level or straight; "level the ground"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
grade - level to the right gradient
strickle, strike - smooth with a strickle; "strickle the grain in the measure"
strickle - level off with a strickle in a measuring container; "strickle sand"
2.even - become even or more even; "even out the surface"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.even - make even or more even
regularise, regularize - make regular or more regular; "regularize the heart beat with a pace maker"
counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate, correct, make up - adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
Adj.1.even - divisible by two
odd, uneven - not divisible by two
2.even - equal in degree or extent or amounteven - 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"; "had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"; "an even fight"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
3.even - 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"; "the picture is even with the window"
smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"
4.even - symmetrically arranged; "even features"; "regular features"; "a regular polygon"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
5.even - occurring at fixed intervals; "a regular beat"; "the even rhythm of his breathing"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
6.even - of the score in a contest; "the score is tied"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
Adv.1.even - 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.even - in spite of; notwithstanding; "even when he is sick, he works"; "even with his head start she caught up with him"
3.even - to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"
4.even - to the full extent; "loyal even unto death"
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1. despite, in spite of, disregarding, notwithstanding, in spite of the fact that, regardless of the fact that He kept calling me, even though he was married.
2. all the more, much, still, yet, to a greater extent, to a greater degree Stan was speaking even more slowly than usual.
3. so much as, at all He wasn't even listening to me.
4. indeed, actually, or rather, in truth, in point of fact revelations which will make us uncomfortable, angry, even ashamed
1. regular, stable, constant, steady, smooth, uniform, unbroken, uninterrupted, unwavering, unvarying, metrical It is important to have an even temperature when you work.
regular changing, broken, variable, irregular, uneven, fluctuating, changeable
2. level, straight, flat, plane, smooth, true, steady, uniform, parallel, flush, horizontal, plumb The tables are fitted with a glass top to provide an even surface.
level rough, twisting, curving, uneven, bumpy, undulating, awry, wavy, asymmetrical
4. equally matched, level, tied, drawn, on a par, neck and neck, fifty-fifty (informal), equalized, all square, equally balanced It was an even game.
equally matched imbalanced, ill-matched
5. square, quits, on the same level, on an equal footing You don't owe me anything now. We're even.
7. fair, just, balanced, equitable, impartial, disinterested, unbiased, dispassionate, fair and square, unprejudiced We all have an even chance of winning.
fair unfair, prejudiced, biased, partial, unequal, unbalanced
even as while, just as, whilst, at the time that, at the same time as, exactly as, during the time that Even as she said this, she knew it was not quite true.
even so nevertheless, still, however, yet, despite that, in spite of (that), nonetheless, all the same, notwithstanding that, be that as it may The bus was half empty. Even so, he came and sat next to me.
even something out make or become level, align, level, square, smooth, steady, flatten, stabilize, balance out, regularize Rates of house price inflation have evened out between the North and South of the country.
even something up equalize, match, balance, equal These missiles would help to even up the balance of power.
even the score pay (someone) back, repay, get even (informal), reciprocate, equalize, requite, get your own back, settle the score, take vengeance, take an eye for an eye, give tit for tat, return like for like If one partner has an extramarital affair, the other may want to even the score.
get even (Informal) pay back, repay, reciprocate, even the score, requite, get your own back, settle the score, take vengeance, take an eye for an eye, be revenged or revenge yourself, give tit for tat, pay (someone) back in their own coin, return like for like I'm going to get even if it's the last thing I do.
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even 1

1. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
2. On the same plane or line:
5. Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect:
Idioms: on a par, one and the same.
6. Just to all parties:
7. Owing or being owed nothing:
8. Neither favorable or unfavorable:
9. Being an exact amount or number:
Idiom: on the nose.
1. To a more extreme degree:
2. Not just this but also:
3. In an exact manner:
1. To make even, smooth, or level:
2. To make equal:

even 2

Archaic. The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: vesper.
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مُسْتَوٍمَع ذلِكمُنْتَظَممُنْقَسِم على 2 بدون باقٍهادِئ
enn, ennòá; einu sinni; meira aî segjajafnjafn, í sömu hæîjafn, slétturjafna
일정한(…) 조차평평한
ar vienādu punktu skaitugludsizlīdzināt punktu skaitulīdzensnolīdzināt
düzdüzenlidüzleştirmekeşiteşitliği sağlamak
bằng phẳngngay cảsố chẵn


1. (= smooth, flat) [surface, ground] → plano
the floorboards are not very evenlas tablas del suelo no están muy niveladas
to make sth evennivelar algo, allanar algo
2. (= uniform) [speed, temperature, progress] → constante; [breathing] → regular; [distribution, colour, work] → uniforme
he has even featurestiene facciones regulares
see also keel
3. (= equal) [quantities, distances] → igual; [distribution] → equitativo
divide the dough into 12 even piecesdivida la masa en 12 piezas iguales
a more even distribution of wealthuna distribución más equitativa de la riqueza
to break evenllegar a cubrir los gastos
he has an even chance of winning the election (Brit) → tiene las mismas posibilidades de ganar las elecciones que de perderlas, tiene un cincuenta por ciento de posibilidades de ganar las elecciones
to get even with sbajustar cuentas con algn
I'll get even with you for that!¡me las pagarás por eso!
that makes us even (in game) → así quedamos empatados; (regarding money) → así quedamos en paz or (LAm) a mano
they are an even match (in sports, games) → los dos son igual de buenos (fig) → no le tiene nada que envidiar el uno al otro
I'll give you even money that Arsenal will win (Brit) → para mí que Arsenal tiene las mismas posibilidades de ganar que de perder
the odds are about even (Brit) → las posibilidades son más o menos iguales
our score is evenestamos igualados or empatados
to be even with sb (in game) → estar igualado con algn; (regarding money) → estar en paz or (LAm) a mano con algn
to give sb an even break (esp US) → dar a algn su or una oportunidad
see also even-handed, even-stevens
4. (= calm)
he has an even temperno se altera fácilmente
to say sth with an even voicedecir algo sin alterar la voz
to keep one's voice evenno alterar la voz
see also even-tempered
5. (= not odd) [number] → par
1.hasta, incluso
I have even forgotten his namehasta or incluso he olvidado su nombre
even on Sundayshasta or incluso los domingos
even the priest was therehasta or incluso el cura estaba allí
pick them all, even the little onesrecógelos todos incluso los pequeños
even I know that!¡eso lo sé hasta yo!
and he even singse incluso canta
if you even tried a bit hardersi tan sólo te esforzaras un poco más
2. (with compar adj or adv) → aún, todavía
even fasteraún or todavía más rápido
even betteraún or todavía mejor
even more easilyaún or todavía más fácilmente
even less moneyaún or todavía menos dinero
3. (with negative)
not evenni siquiera ...
he can't even readni siquiera sabe leer
he didn't even kiss meni me besó siquiera
don't even think about it!¡ni lo pienses!
without even reading itsin leerlo siquiera
4. (in phrases)
even as even as he spoke the door openeden ese mismo momento se abrió la puerta
even as a child I used to drink ciderincluso de niño solía beber sidra
even as he had wished it (frm) → exactamente como él lo había deseado
even ifaunque + subjunincluso si + subjun
even if you triedaunque lo intentarasincluso si lo intentarasasí lo procuraras (LAm)
not ... even if, not even if he won't talk to you even if you do go thereno hablará contigo aunque vayas allí
I wouldn't do it even if you paid me a fortuneno lo haría aunque me pagaras una fortuna
I couldn't be prouder, not even if you were my own sonno me sentiría más orgulloso, aunque fuera mi propio hijo
even nowtodavía
even now, you could still change your mindtodavía estás a tiempo de cambiar de idea
even soaun así
even so he was disappointedaun así, quedó decepcionado
yes but even sosí, pero aun así ...
even thenaun así
and even then she wasn't happyy aún así no estaba contenta
even thoughaunque
he didn't listen, even though he knew I was rightno me hizo caso, aunque sabía que tenía razón
even whenincluso cuando
even when I was young I never had any ambitionincluso cuando era joven no tenía ninguna ambición
he never gets depressed, even when things go badlynunca se deprime, incluso or ni siquiera cuando las cosas andan mal
not even whenni siquiera cuando
we were never in love, not even when we got marriednunca estuvimos enamorados, ni siquiera cuando nos casamos
1. (= smooth, flatten) [+ surface, ground] → nivelar, allanar
2. (= equalize) → igualar
to even the score (lit) → igualar el marcador
he was determined to even the score (= get revenge) → estaba decidido or empeñado a desquitarse
D. evens NPL (esp Brit) the bookmakers are offering evenslos corredores de apuestas ofrecen el doble de la cantidad aportada
even out
1. (= smooth) [+ surface] → allanar, nivelar
2. (= equalize) [+ number, score] → igualar
to even things out (= bring greater equality) → nivelar la situación or las cosas
3. (= regularize) [+ expenses, work, exports] → nivelar
to even out the peaks and troughsnivelar los altibajos
1. (= become equal) → nivelarse, quedar compensado
2. (= become more regular) the work will even outel trabajo irá siendo más regular
even up
A. VT + ADV (lit, fig) → igualar, poner parejos
to even things upnivelar la situación or las cosas
B. VI + ADV to even up with sbajustar cuentas con algn
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(= smooth) [surface, layer] → régulier/ière
an even layer of snow → une couche régulière de neige
(= constant) [temperature] → constant(e)
(= uniform) [distribution, rate] → égal(e)
[number] → pair(e)
an even number → un nombre pair
(= equal)
Their scores are even → Ils sont à égalité.
to be even [people] → être quittes
Now we're even → Maintenant nous sommes quittes.
(= well-balanced) [contest, match] → équilibré(e)
(suggesting something surprising)même
I like all animals, even snakes → J'aime tous les animaux, même les serpents.
even on Sundays → même le dimanche
Even Mark was there → Même Mark était là.
not even → pas même, même pas
He never stops working, not even at the weekend → Il n'arrête jamais de travailler, pas même le week-end., Il n'arrête jamais de travailler, même pas le week-end.
Not even the rain could keep them indoors → Même la pluie ne les empêchait pas de sortir.
even if → même si
I'd never do that, even if you asked me → Je ne ferais jamais ça, même si tu me le demandais.
even though → bien que + subj
He's never got any money, even though his parents are quite rich → Il n'a jamais d'argent, bien que ses parents soient assez riches.
even so (= yet) → pourtant
(with comparatives) even more → encore plus
even more than → encore plus que
I liked Boulogne even more than Paris → J'ai encore plus aimé Boulogne que Paris.
even faster → encore plus vite
even better → encore mieux
even as (= while) (literary)alors même que
(with verbs) to break even → s'y retrouver, équilibrer ses comptes
to get even (= get revenge) → prendre sa revanche
to get even with sb → prendre sa revanche sur qn
He wanted to get even with her → Il voulait prendre sa revanche sur elle.
even out
vt (= make more uniform) → égalisereven-handed [ˌiːvənˈhændɪd] adjéquitableeven-handedly [ˌiːvənˈhændɪdli] adv (= fairly) → équitablementeven-handedness [ˌiːvənˈhændɪdnɪs] néquité f
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surface, groundeben; to make something even (ground, earth)etw ebnen; the concrete has to be even with the groundder Beton muss eben mit dem Boden abschließen
(= regular) layer etc, voicegleichmäßig; progressstetig; breathing, pulseregelmäßig, gleichmäßig; temperausgeglichen
quantities, distances, valuesgleich; they are an even matchsie sind einander ebenbürtig; I will get even with you for thatdas werde ich dir heimzahlen; that makes us even (in game) → damit steht es unentschieden; (fig)damit sind wir quitt; the odds or chances are about evendie Chancen stehen etwa fifty-fifty (inf); he has an even chance of winningseine Gewinnchancen stehen fifty-fifty (inf); to break evendie Kosten decken; to give somebody an even break (esp US) → jdm eine Chance geben; never give a sucker an even break (dated US inf) → gib einem Trottel keine Chance (inf)
numbergerade; even money Wette, bei der die doppelte Einsatzsumme als Gewinn ausgezahlt wird; I’ll give you even money he’s late (inf)ich gehe jede Wette mit dir ein, dass er zu spät kommt
(= exact)genau; let’s make it an even hundrednehmen wir eine runde Zahl und sagen 100
sogar, selbst; that’s good going, even for yousogar or selbst für dich ist das allerhand; they even denied its existencesie leugneten sogar seine Existenz; it’ll be difficult, impossible evendas wird schwierig sein, wenn nicht (so)gar unmöglich
(with comp adj) → sogar noch; that’s even better/more beautifuldas ist sogar (noch) besser/schöner
(with neg) not evennicht einmal; without even a smileohne auch nur zu lächeln; he didn’t even answer the letterer hat den Brief (noch) nicht einmal beantwortet
even ifsogar or selbst wenn; even thoughobwohl; even if you were a millionairesogar or selbst wenn du ein Millionär wärst; even though I live alone I’m not lonelyobwohl ich allein lebe, bin ich nicht einsam; but even thenaber sogar or selbst dann; even as I spoke someone knocked at the doornoch während ich redete, klopfte es an der Tür; even as … so (old)genau wie … so; even so(aber) trotzdem
vt surfaceglatt or eben machen, glätten


n (obs, poet)Abend m
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1. adv
a.perfino, anche
not even ... → nemmeno..., neppure...
even on Sundays → perfino di domenica
and she even sings → e sa anche or addirittura cantare
even though, even if → anche se
even as → proprio nel momento in cui
even now he can't do it → non lo sa fare nemmeno ora
without even reading it → senza neppure leggerlo
he can't even read → non sa nemmeno leggere
even so → ciò nonostante
not even if/when → nemmeno or neppure se/quando
b. (+ comp adj or adv) → ancora
even faster → ancora più veloce
even more → ancora di più
2. adj
a. (smooth) → liscio/a; (level) even (with)allo stesso livello (di)
to make even → livellare
b. (uniform, speed, breathing) → regolare; (temperature) → costante; (temper) → calmo/a; (tone, voice, colour) → uniforme
c. (equal, quantities) → uguale; (score) → di parità, pari inv
to have an even chance (of doing sth) → avere una buona probabilità (di fare qc)
to get even with sb → vendicarsi di qn
to break even (Fin) → chiudere in pareggio
that makes us even (in game) (fig) → siamo pari
they are an even match → sono allo stesso livello
d. (numbers) → pari inv
even out
1. vt + adv (smooth, also) (fig) → appianare; (number, score) → pareggiare
2. vi + advpareggiarsi
even up vt + advlivellare (fig) → appianare
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(iːvən) adjective
1. level; the same in height, amount etc. Are the table-legs even?; an even temperature.
2. smooth. Make the path more even.
3. regular. He has a strong, even pulse.
4. divisible by 2 with no remainder. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc are even numbers.
5. equal (in number, amount etc). The teams have scored one goal each and so they are even now.
6. (of temperament etc) calm. She has a very even temper.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈevened
1. to make equal. Smith's goal evened the score.
2. to make smooth or level.
ˈevenly adverb
ˈevenness noun
be/get even with
to be revenged on. He tricked me, but I'll get even with him.
an even chancechanceeven out
1. to become level or regular. The road rose steeply and then evened out; His pulse began to even out.
2. to make smooth. He raked the soil to even it out.
3. to make equal. If Jane would do some of Mary's typing, that would even the work out.
even up
to make equal. John did better in the maths exam than Jim and that evened up their marks.


(iːvən) adverb
1. used to point out something unexpected in what one is saying. `Have you finished yet?' `No, I haven't even started.'; Even the winner got no prize.
2. yet; still. My boots were dirty, but his were even dirtier.
even if
no matter whether. Even if I leave now, I'll be too late.
even so
in spite of that. It rained, but even so we enjoyed the day.
even though
in spite of the fact that. I like the job even though it's badly paid.
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حَتَّى, زَوْجِيّ, مُسْتَوٍ dokonce, rovný, sudý jævn, jævnt, lige eben, gerade, sogar ακόμα, ζυγός, ομαλός incluso, par, uniforme jopa, parillinen, tasainen même, pair čak, parni, ravan pari, perfino, uniforme ・・・でさえ, 偶数の, 平らな 일정한, (…) 조차, 평평한 even, gelijkmatig, zelfs jevn, til og med nawet, parzysty, równy até, par, regular даже, ровный, четный även, jämn เรียบเสมอกัน, แม้แต่, คู่ düz, hatta, tek bằng phẳng, ngay cả, số chẵn 一致的, 双数的, 甚至
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a. igual, uniforme; [same] mismo-a, parejo-a;
___ soaun cuando;
___ thoughaun cuando.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Only the even lines rhyme, except in the four-line or stop-short poem, when the first line often rhymes with the second and fourth, curiously recalling the Rubaiyat form of the Persian poets.
When, on the present occasion, I entered the gaming-rooms(for the first time in my life), it was several moments before I could even make up my mind to play.
I want now to tell you, gentlemen, whether you care to hear it or not, why I could not even become an insect.
She had not forgotten one word of the directions given to her by Cornelius, whose speeches she treasured in her heart, even when they did not take the shape of directions.
Why, he had been ready a thousand times before to give up existence for the sake of an idea, for a hope, even for a fancy.
It would be refining too much, perhaps, even considering his monomania, to hint that his vindictiveness towards the White Whale might have possibly extended itself in some degree to all sperm whales, and that the more monsters he slew by so much the more he multiplied the chances that each subsequently encountered whale would prove to be the hated one he hunted.
And even the little God may he find, who is dearest to maidens: beside the well lieth he quietly, with closed eyes.
Josie was unusually amiable -- so much so that she even remarked condescendingly to Anne,
Elinor, for some time after he left her, for some time even after the sound of his carriage had died away, remained too much oppressed by a crowd of ideas, widely differing in themselves, but of which sadness was the general result, to think even of her sister.
Both knew, without a shade of doubt, what sort of thing life was and what was death, and though neither of them could have answered, and would even not have understood the questions that presented themselves to Levin, both had no doubt of the significance of this event, and were precisely alike in their way of looking at it, which they shared with millions of people.
Even Dango, the hyena, would have seemed a tidbit to that ravenous maw.
Perhaps, even, they would not believe in the absolute sincerity of his motives.

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