Share this entry

Share this page

even

Synonyms of even in English:

adjective

  • 1 an even surface
    flat, smooth, uniform, featureless;
    unbroken, undamaged;
    [Antonyms] bumpy
  • 2 an even temperature
    [Antonyms] variable, irregular
  • 3 they all have an even chance
    equal, the same, identical, like, alike, similar, comparable, parallel
    [Antonyms] unequal
  • 4 the score was even
    tied, drawn, level, all square, balanced;
    informal even-steven
    [Antonyms] unequal
  • 5 an even disposition
    even-tempered, balanced, stable, equable, placid, calm, composed, poised, cool, relaxed, easy, imperturbable, unexcitable, unruffled, untroubled
    informal together, laid-back, unflappable
    [Antonyms] excitable, moody
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • 1 the canal bottom was evened out
    flatten, level (off/out), smooth (off/out), plane;
    make uniform, make regular
  • 2 even up the portions
    equalize, make equal, balance, square;
    standardize, regularize, homogenize
  • adverb

    Back to top  
  • 1 it got even colder
    still, yet, more, all the more
  • 2 even the best hitters missed the ball
  • 3 she is afraid, even ashamed, to ask for help
    indeed, you could say, veritably, in truth, actually, or rather
    dated nay
  • 4 she could not even afford food
    not so much as, hardly, barely, scarcely
  • Phrases

    even as

    1
    we laugh even as we empathize with his discomfort
    while, whilst, as, just as, at the very time that, during the time that

    even so

    2
    I feel better, but the doubts persist even so
    informal anyhoo, anyways

    get even

    3
    Waite thinks he's struck the final blow, but I'll get even
    have one's revenge, avenge oneself, take vengeance, even the score, settle the score, hit back, give as good as one gets, pay someone back, repay someone, reciprocate, retaliate, take reprisals, exact retribution;
    give someone their just deserts
    informal give someone a taste of their own medicine, settle someone's hash
    literary be revenged

    Definition of even in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day tenebrous
    Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
    adjective
    dark; shadowy or obscure