UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈiːvən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈivən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'even': (ēvən); 'Even': (āwən, evən)

Inflections of 'even' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages. Capitalized for the Siberian people.)
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural for the Siberian people—e.g. "Even have inhabited these lands for generations.")
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. an even [road, surface, table]
  2. even with the [table, ground, side]
  3. on an even [level, footing] (with)
  4. even [pressure, sound, force]
  5. an even [temper, temperament, voice]
  6. an even [match, contest, game, exchange]
  7. an even [number, amount, spread, portion] (of)
  8. even amounts of [flour and sugar, oil and vinegar]
  1. even more [people, money, laws, suitable, solid] (than)
  2. even [worse, better] than before
  3. it's so easy; even [a fool, an idiot, I] can do it!
  4. even the slightest [rain, light, noise] disturbs me
  5. even if you do, it might not [be enough, work]
  6. if I could even just [have, say, do]
  7. (and) I'm not even joking
  8. can't even [spell, drive, ride a bike]
  1. even the playing field
  2. evened the [score, odds, series, match]
  3. even out the [groups, division of labor, table, color, land, road]
  4. even it (out) by [removing, adding]
  5. even the [groups] out
  6. evened out the [wrinkles, creases, surface]
  7. the [wrinkles] evened out
  8. even up your [skin tone, eyebrows]
  9. chance to even (up) the score
  10. even up the [debt, accounts]
  11. even up with him
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