From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishevene‧ven1 /ˈiːvən/ ●●●S1W1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1XXused to emphasize something that is unexpected or surprising in what you are saying 🔊 Most companies have suffered a drop in their profits, even very large companies. 🔊 It was quite difficult to see, even with the light on. 🔊 He became quite successful and even appeared on a television show once. 🔊 She did not even bother to phone us. 🔊 He never even acknowledged my letter.2 →even bigger/better/brighter etc3EXACTused to add a stronger, more exactword to what you are saying 🔊 Some patients become depressed, even suicidal.4 →even so5 →even if6 →even though7 →even now/then8 →even asGrammarWord order• You use even before a person, thing, or phrase, when you want to emphasize what you are saying: Even young children know the difference between right and wrong.Poverty exists even in rich countries.• You use even before a verb: He even offered to buy me a drink.• You use even after an auxiliary verb: He has even offered to buy me a drink. You can even see tigers.Even though/even if• You use even though and even if when saying that something happens or is true in spite of another thing: Even though she was tired, she carried on walking.We’re still going to the concert, even if it rains.✗Don’t say: even she was tired | even it rains• You can use even though and even if with still: Even though we’re completely different, we’re still friends.✗Don’t say: Even though we’re completely different, yet we’re friends. | Even though we’re completely different, but we’re friends.
eveneven2 ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1levelFLATflat 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 flat2not 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.3divided equallyEQUALdivided 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 wealth4numberHMN an even number can be divided exactly by two opp odd 🔊 2,4, 6 and 8 are even numbers.5competitionEQUAL 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 contest6scores 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 even8calmcalm 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]