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eave

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noun \ˈēv\

Definition of eave

  1. 1 :  the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  a projecting edge (as of a hill) —usually used in plural



Origin of eave

Middle English eves (singular), from Old English efes; akin to Old High German obasa portico, Old English ūp up — more at up


First Known Use: before 12th century


EAVE Defined for Kids

eave

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noun \ˈēv\

Definition of eave for Students

  1. :  the lower edge of a roof that sticks out past the wall —usually used in pl.




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