eveneven2 ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 levelFLAT flat and level, with no parts that are higher than other parts opp uneven 🔊 The floor must be completely even before we lay the tiles. 🔊 You need a flat, even surface to work on. 🔊 He had lovely white, even teeth.► see thesaurus at flat2 not changingSAME an even rate, speed, or temperature is steady and does not change 🔊 The room is kept at an even temperature. 🔊 Wood burns at a fairly even rate.3 divided equallyEQUAL divided equally, so that there is the same amount of something in each place, for each person etc 🔊 Divide the dough into three even amounts. 🔊 an even distribution of wealth4 numberHMN an even number can be divided exactly by two opp odd 🔊 2,4, 6 and 8 are even numbers.5 competitionEQUAL having teams or competitors that are equally good so that everyone has a chance of winning 🔊 The first half was very even, and neither side scored. 🔊 an even contest6 scores if the score in a game is even, two teams or players have the same number of points 🔊 At the end of the first half the score is even.7 → be even8 calm calm and controlled, and not extreme 🔊 He read most of the speech in an even tone.9 → an even chance10 → get even (with somebody)11 → break even —evenness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpuseven• Our grocery bill came to an even $30.00.• Shape the dough into eight even balls.• Make sure the floor is even before you lay the carpet.• I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel.• an even rhythm• an even row of telephone poles• After driving for so long on the gravel I was glad to get on an even stretch of road.• an even stretch of road• These chemicals must be stored at an even temperature.• Loopy Lil gently smiled her new even welfare smile while Mrs Hollidaye darned lisle stockings.even surface• Rumors have even surfaced in recent weeks that Best Buy could be forced into a merger.• A parallel AS/400 might even surface one day, the company suggests.• Once in a while why not take advantage of the smooth, even surface to concentrate on your control and technique?