eave

noun \ ˈēv \

Definition of eave

1 : the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall usually used in plural
2 : a projecting edge (as of a hill) usually used in plural

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Origin and Etymology of eave

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


EAVE Defined for Kids

eave

noun \ ˈēv \

Definition of eave for Students

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


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