even Definition

  • 1flat and smooth, with a level surface
  • 2used to emphasize something surprising or extreme
  • 3divisible by two without a remainder

Using even: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "even" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The table was even and stable.

  • Example

    Even the most experienced climbers can make mistakes.

  • Example

    Is 10 an even number?

even Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for even

Phrases with even

  • despite what has just been said or done


    She was very ill. Even so, she managed to finish the race.

  • used to say that although something may be true, another thing is more important


    Even if it rains, we'll still go on the picnic.

  • used to emphasize that something is not the case


    I don't even know her name.

Origins of even

from Old English 'efen'


Summary: even in Brief

The word 'even' [ˈiːv(ə)n] can be used to describe a flat and smooth surface, or to emphasize something surprising or extreme. It can also refer to a number that is divisible by two without a remainder. Examples include 'The table was even and stable,' and 'Is 10 an even number?' Phrases like 'even so' and 'even if' are used to express contrast or emphasis.

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