Meaning of EVEN in English

EVEN

I. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fine day/morning/evening

a fun day/evening etc

a morning/afternoon/evening shift

All the machines are cleaned at the end of every afternoon shift.

a summer's day/evening ( also a summer day/evening )

It was a beautiful summer's day.

an even number (= 2, 4, 6, 8 etc )

All even numbers can be divided by 2.

an evening bag (= a small bag that a woman takes out with her in the evening )

She put her lipstick in a black velvet evening bag.

an evening breeze

People were out walking, enjoying the evening breeze.

an evening class

Mum goes to an evening class on Tuesdays.

an evening dress (= a formal dress to wear in the evening )

She arrived in a red evening dress.

an evening paper

Ian usually buys an evening paper on his way home.

an evening/midday meal

The evening meal is served at 7.30.

better still/even better

It was even better than last year.

chilly day/night/evening etc

a chilly November morning

early in the morning/afternoon/evening

We set off early in the morning.

early morning/afternoon/evening

The lake looked beautiful in the pale early morning light.

even though

Pascal went ahead with the experiment even though he knew it was dangerous.

even worse

My cooking’s even worse than yours.

even (= all of the same height )

His teeth were white and even.

even/equal British English (= one in which everyone has the same chance of winning )

One of the men was much older so it was hardly an even contest.

evening class

evening clothes

I don’t often have a chance to wear formal evening clothes.

evening dress

evening primrose

evening wear formal (= clothes worn to formal events in the evening )

The band were dressed in evening wear.

good evening

in the cool of the evening

They went for a stroll in the cool of the evening .

keep sth/get sth back on an even keel

Now that the crisis is over, we must try to get things back on an even keel.

maybe even

You have talent, maybe even genius.

morning/afternoon/evening calm

A scream shattered the late afternoon calm.

morning/evening/midnight etc Mass

Will I see you at morning Mass?

or, even worse

The business could become less profitable or, even worse , could close down.

the morning/afternoon/evening sun

We ate breakfast outside in the gentle morning sun.

the morning/afternoon/evening sunlight

Their armour glinted in the early morning sunlight.

the morning/afternoon/evening sunshine

The morning sunshine brightened the room.

the morning/evening mist

The sun broke through the morning mist.

the morning/evening/night air

He stepped out and breathed in the cold morning air.

the night/evening/morning sky

The moon is the brightest object visible in the night sky.

wedding/evening/ball gown

a white silk wedding gown

yesterday morning/afternoon/evening

Anna left yesterday afternoon.

‘Don’t even go there!’

‘What if the two of them ...?’ ‘Don’t even go there!’

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(even) if it kills me

I'm going to finish this even if it kills me.

call it/things even

Since you bought the movie tickets and I bought dinner, let's just call it even.

even if

Athletes are a mirror of society, even if sometimes their images are blown out of proportion.

But even if that is the case, you might be well ahead by taking the loan.

Can educators regulate the contents of school-sponsored publications or plays even if they do not cause disruption?

He later said he had been prepared to go ahead with the attack even if it led to war.

In such a revolution, even if it is bloodless, complete justice can never be attained.

It is still rationalized by an elaborate and traditional, even if meretricious, theory of consumer demand.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise is worth reading as a slice of cultural history, even if one has no interest in Joplin.

good evening

A bad morning, a good afternoon and - perhaps - an even better evening .

A policeman walked by, wished me good evening and ushered a warning.

Ah, good evening , Lestrade!

Behind the glass I see her tell everyone good evening .

But for now from all the team, have a very good evening .

Dearest Timothy: It is a good evening to sit in this pleasant room and write a letter.

Have a good evening . 1904 How can you, you have class tomorrow night?

We exchange slightly embarrassed good evenings with them as we leave.

make a day/night/evening of it

Why don't you make a day of it and have lunch with us?

I had known Sophie for about three months by then, and she insisted on making an evening of it.

Imagine how lovely it would be - you could take the whole family and make a day of it.

They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.

not (even) blink

Residents didn't even blink when the chemicals company set up business in town.

And yet Stillman had not even blinked .

But in the stagecraft of dethronement, Kingsley had not taken the bait, had not even blinked .

I hold my finger in front of her nose; still she does not blink .

It seems to us so extraordinary, yet the storyteller does not blink an eyelid.

Mine felt as if they had not blinked for hours.

She found that she could not even blink under the harsh glare.

We found the village easily enough, though anyone travelling in the area in a Porsche had better not blink .

What if Khrushchev had not blinked ?

of an evening/of a weekend etc

on an even keel

Confusion seems to reign in many areas of your life at present, so try to get on an even keel .

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel .

In Chapter 11, companies' management usually remains in place while the company tries to get back on an even keel .

So when we got up here, I was really enjoying sort of keeping things on an even keel at home.

That Nigel was on an even keel again was a double comfort.

Then maybe they are on an even keel .

These two kept her on an even keel .

the honours are even

the still of the night/evening etc

No longer are her anxious snorts heard in the still of the night.

while away the hours/evening/days etc

Let's while away the hours swapping stories.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Even Al was bored with the game, and he loves baseball.

I can't believe that Carrie doesn't even like cookies.

Molly looked depressed, even suicidal.

The bride looked beautiful -- radiant, even .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And sometimes, he even toys with his long-running fantasy of dropping out of the business and becoming a film director.

As a result of her actions, Amelia became even more popular and within a short time was practically running Ogontz.

But even he had underestimated the king's nerve.

His sister Mary helped him with the costumes, but he furnished the rich falsetto, routinely deceiving even his friends.

Such an exercise might even spread over two or three terms.

With Thabet's death, even the political leaders of Fatah have become potential prey.

Zeus, who loved him no more than Hera did even though he was their son, willingly gave her leave.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

chance

There is a suggestion that offspring do not have an even chance of inheriting a trait from either parent.

There was always better than an even chance of something like this happening.

All three machines have a better than even chance of being seen in showrooms some time in the future.

distribution

Why is there not a more even distribution of left-and right-handed folk?

Slant wall: filling is in slanted sections giving more even distribution .

An even distribution has an added advantage, the institution will be better able to cope with the Unpredictable.

keel

Confusion seems to reign in many areas of your life at present, so try to get on an even keel .

So when we got up here, I was really enjoying sort of keeping things on an even keel at home.

Others may yearn for life on a more even keel but they do not feel entitled to it.

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel .

That Nigel was on an even keel again was a double comfort.

In Chapter 11, companies' management usually remains in place while the company tries to get back on an even keel .

By the time the taxi had delivered them to the restaurant Fabia was feeling on more of an even keel .

Then maybe they are on an even keel .

number

With this, we can easily flip any even number of edges, which we will see is all that is possible.

On one side of Color Bars the shades are marked with even numbers .

Knit an even number of rows without weaving before knitting another two-row woven stripe.

On early levels shapes are present in even numbers , but this is not the case later on.

It also assumes that there is an even number of coupon payment dates remaining before maturity.

Although this would give an even number of staff available, other factors must be considered.

Similarly a family of vertical parabolas is of the form y ax n, where n is an even number .

Motors with even numbers of phases must have half of the phases excited at any time.

tooth

She had pale crimped hair over her temples, and her lips were parted to reveal large, even teeth .

It was a dead seal with light tan fur, open eyes, and a set of small, even teeth .

She had perfectly proportioned features and perfectly proportioned hands and feet and small even teeth that flashed as she smiled.

His even teeth gleamed falsely, vividly in the intense sunlight.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After driving for so long on the gravel I was glad to get on an even stretch of road.

an even rhythm

an even row of telephone poles

an even stretch of road

Make sure the floor is even before you lay the carpet.

Our grocery bill came to an even $30.00.

Shape the dough into eight even balls.

These chemicals must be stored at an even temperature.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel.

Loopy Lil gently smiled her new even welfare smile while Mrs Hollidaye darned lisle stockings.

III. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

even if

Athletes are a mirror of society, even if sometimes their images are blown out of proportion.

But even if that is the case, you might be well ahead by taking the loan.

Can educators regulate the contents of school-sponsored publications or plays even if they do not cause disruption?

He later said he had been prepared to go ahead with the attack even if it led to war.

In such a revolution, even if it is bloodless, complete justice can never be attained.

It is still rationalized by an elaborate and traditional, even if meretricious, theory of consumer demand.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise is worth reading as a slice of cultural history, even if one has no interest in Joplin.

good evening

A bad morning, a good afternoon and - perhaps - an even better evening .

A policeman walked by, wished me good evening and ushered a warning.

Ah, good evening , Lestrade!

Behind the glass I see her tell everyone good evening .

But for now from all the team, have a very good evening .

Dearest Timothy: It is a good evening to sit in this pleasant room and write a letter.

Have a good evening . 1904 How can you, you have class tomorrow night?

We exchange slightly embarrassed good evenings with them as we leave.

of an evening/of a weekend etc

on an even keel

Confusion seems to reign in many areas of your life at present, so try to get on an even keel .

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel .

In Chapter 11, companies' management usually remains in place while the company tries to get back on an even keel .

So when we got up here, I was really enjoying sort of keeping things on an even keel at home.

That Nigel was on an even keel again was a double comfort.

Then maybe they are on an even keel .

These two kept her on an even keel .

the honours are even

the still of the night/evening etc

No longer are her anxious snorts heard in the still of the night.

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