even out

phrasal verb

Definition of even out

1 : to become level After a long climb the ground evened out.
2 : to make (something) even and smooth Let me even out the rug.
3 : to reach a balanced or middle state between extremes over a period of time The economy had good periods and bad periods, but it all evened out by the end of the year. Any variations will be evened out eventually.

Learn More about even out

Statistics for even out

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on even out

Nglish: Translation of even out for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of even out for Arabic Speakers

Comments on even out

What made you want to look up even out? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!