- adj. 平坦的；平和的；偶数的；相等的
- adv. 甚至；正当；更；恰好
- v. 使平坦；相等
- 甚至,即使 which is more than might be expected
- 更加,愈加 still, yet
- vt. 使平; 使相等 make even; make level or equal
- 平的,平坦的 level, smooth, flat
- 均匀的; 有规律的; 稳定的 unchanging in quality; regular; steady
- 相等的,均衡的 equal, equally balanced or matched
- 双数的,偶数的 divisible by two with no remainder
the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall);
"he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
divisible by two
equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;
"even amounts of butter and sugar"
"on even terms"
"it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split"
"had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance"
"an even fight"
being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with);
"an even application of varnish"
"an even floor"
"the road was not very even"
"the picture is even with the window"
"a regular polygon"
occurring at fixed intervals;
"a regular beat"
"the even rhythm of his breathing"
of the score in a contest;
"the score is tied"
used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;
"even an idiot knows that"
"declined even to consider the idea"
"I don't have even a dollar!"
in spite of; notwithstanding;
"even when he is sick, he works"
"even with his head start she caught up with him"
to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;
"looked sick and felt even worse"
"an even (or still) more interesting problem"
"still another problem must be solved"
"a yet sadder tale"
to the full extent;
"loyal even unto death"
make level or straight;
"level the ground"
become even or more even;
"even out the surface"
make even or more even
- A billiard-table must be perfectly even.
- He spoke lightly in even tones.
- Cars with license plates ending in even numbers must go in this way.
- He has an even chance of success.
- He didn't even have the decency to show me the way.
- Even the best of men ignored that simple rule.
- Even as he spoke, she entered.
- He even more likes to drink wine and not to like beer.
- It was even as he said: the jewel was gone.
- The path ran steeply up the hill and then evened out.
- I will pay for the taxi , to even things up .
- I met him in town but he didn't even acknowledge me.
- He never even bothered to acknowledge her presence.
- You can touch a hibernating animal, or even pull its tail, without causing it to move or wake up.
- He had not even bought himself a new suit since coming to Beijing.
- Even a child can answer it.
- He didn't answer even my letter.
- The farmers grew too little to feed even their own families.
- He is ready, even eager, to help you.
- He looked depressed, even suicidal.
- She taught him to read and even to sing two or three little ballads, accompanying him on her old piano.
- He came back a real hero even in the eyes of those who had not cared for him before.
- They were driven to work even when they were ill.
- Thieves are afraid of being overheard even when they are talking in a whisper.
- Ade never fetches out his best dishes even when guests arrive.
- I still don't believe in ghosts even after my experience at the Rose Inn.
- You seem even more beautiful than usual today.
- I dare say this will exercise an even wider influence than we expected.
- The wind blew even harder yesterday than it did on Sunday.
- We hope we can cooperate even more closely in the future.
- On learning that her eldest son had laid down his life on the battlefield, the mother not only did her best to dam up her sorrows, but went in for her work even more energetically than ever before.
- I can't even remember the name of that old friend of mine.
- We haven't had any rain yet this year not even a light drizzle.
- We must even this path—it's so rough.
- They evened the steep road.
- The bulldozers are evening the hill top.
- He evened the soil with a spade.
- They have evened the lawn with a roller.
- She evened the edges by trimming them.
- Smith's goal evened the score.
- In the end we arrived at the even ground at the top of the mountain.
- His even breathing showed that he had gotten over his excitement.
- This wine cellar stays at an even temperature all year round.
- He cut the bread into even slices.
- 2,4,6,8,10 are even numbers.2,4,6,8,10
- The pages on the left side of a book have even numbers.
- Thirteen is not divisible by any even number.13
- It took a week of investigation to get an even reasonably accurate account of the accident.
- She is an even tempered wife.
- Her teeth were white and even.
- I'd say the two players are prettily even.
- The child's pulse is now even.
- Mr. Johnson has a lot of debts, but in a few years he will get even.
- The two horses were even in the race.
- The two boxers were even in strength and skill.
- The picture is even with the window.
- The water was even with the rim of the basin.
- He won the first game and I won the second, so now I'm even with him.
- He cut the bushes even with the fence.
- He tried to keep his voice even.
- break even
不盈不亏 show neither profit nor loss
- even as
正当…的时候 just at the same moment as
- even if〔though〕
即使,纵然 no matter if
- even so
虽然如此,即使如此 in spite of what has happened
- even then
尽管那样 though that is true
- even between( v.+prep. )
在…之间均等 be equal between two things
even between sb/sth
Odds have evened between the champions.
Odds have evened between the contestants for the championship.
- even off〔out〕 (v.+adv.)
(使)平稳; (使)均衡 become equal
The ground evens out on the other side of the mountain.
山的那边,地变得平坦了。even sth ⇔ off〔out〕
He raked the soil to even it out.
The workers are busy evening out the surface of the road with a roller.
I'll pay this time, you pay next; it's evened off in the long run.
Prices should even out when the crops are gathered.
庄稼收获时,物价应该稳定下来。even sth ⇔ off〔out〕
We must even off the differences between social classes.
The reservoir can even out the flow of the river by controlling floods in rainy seasons and releasing water in dry periods.
If Jane would do some of Mary's typing, that would even the work out.
It is much better if payments can be evened out on a monthly basis.
- even up (v.+adv.)
(使)相等 make sth more equal
even sth ⇔ up
You've paid for the meal,I'll pay for the taxi to even things up.
Ten years had evened up their position.
If you two sit at the other table, that should even up our groups.
A little more weight on this side will even up the balance.
John did better in the maths exam than Jim and that evened up their marks.
The visitors evened up the score with an unexpected goal two minutes before half-time.
This payment should even up our account.
- even up on( v.+adv.+prep. )
〈美·非正〉回报 return a favour to sb
even up on sb
We can even up on Bill and Alice by look-ing after their children next week.
- an even chance
可能性相等 an equally balanced probability
- be (get) even with
向某人报复 have〔get〕 one's revenge on sb
- on an even keel
(生活等)稳定 maintaining steady undisturbed progress (in life)
- even off edges 磨平边缘
- even out the differences 消除差别
- even out the soil 把土铲平
- even up 结清账目,使相等,使平衡
- even up accounts 结清账目
- even up the groups 使每组人数相等
- even country 平坦的原野
- even exchange 公平交易
- even grain 均匀纹理
- even life 单调的生活
- even surface 平滑的表面
- even temper 沉静的性情
- even temperature 稳定的温度
- even weight 相等的重量
Bring it to my house this even.出自： R. Kipling
The even rhythm of the breathing.出自： T. H. Huxley
Every tale was told in the even, passionless voice of the native-born.出自： R. Kipling
Would ye even a beast to a man?出自： C. Reade
Let your love even with my life decay.出自：Sonnets , Shakespeare
The souls even while you speak Have slipped out of our bond.出自： Yeats
He made his prayer (Even as you and I!).出自： R. Kipling
I looked back at Flora..and even as I looked I saw that she was starting to cry.出自： I. Murdoch
- not even表示一种反面的意外事情,指连最低级限度的情况或最小的事物都不存在。
- even out的意思是“(使)平稳〔衡〕,压平”; even up的意思是“拉平,使相抵,使相等,使平衡”; even up on sb 的意思是“向某人报答”。
- even在句中可用作定语,表语或补语。其比较级和最高级有evener, evenest和more even, most even两种形式。
He's even rude to the police.
He can't even write his own name.
Even you try again, you may not succeed.
Even I have not heard of her for a year.
I have not even heard of her for a year.
I have not heard of her even for a year.
Even so,she will do well not to be over-nervous.
- even as, even when
- even if, even though
- 1.even if多用于口语中,而even though多用于书面语中。例如:
- Even if you don't like wine, try a glass of this.
- They will stand by you even though you don't succeed.
- 2.even if引导的让步从句,所说的是一种假设兼让步; 而even though引导的让步从句所指的则是事实兼让步。试比较:
- Even if he loves her, he can't marry her.
- Even though he loves her, he can't marry her.
- Even I am not disturbed by Joe's threats.
- I am not even disturbed by Joe's threats.
- I am not disturbed even by Joe's threats.
- Even I have not heard of him for two years.
- I have not even heard of him for two years.
- I have not heard of him even for two years.
误 Even he comes in person,I won't lend him my car.
正 Even if〔though〕 he comes in person,I won't lend him my car.
析 作“即使”解时, even常与if〔though〕连用,引导让步状语从句。尽管他不会游泳,但他毫不迟疑地跳入水中。
误 Even although he couldn't swim, he jumped straight into the water.
正 Even though he couldn't swim, he jumped straight into the water.
误 Of all the racing cars, the No. 2 is running even fastest.
正 Of all the racing cars, the No. 2 is running fastest by far.
误 Even if that's true, but it doesn't make any difference.
正 Even if that's true, it doesn't make any difference.
析 even if引导状语从句时,不可受汉语影响而赘用连词but。他的妹妹把所有的玩具都弄坏了,甚至把自行车也弄坏了。
误 His sister broke all her toys. She even has broken her bike.
正 His sister broke all her toys. She has even broken her bike.他对大家都不礼貌,甚至对他父亲也不礼貌。
误 He's rude to everybody. He even is rude to his father.
正 He's rude to everybody. He's even rude to his father.
误 Her breathing even told us that she was fast asleep.
正 Her even breathing told us that she was fast asleep.
- ☆ 直接源自古英语的efen；最初源自古日耳曼语的ebnaz，意为平的，相等的。