eve

noun \ ˈēv \

Definition of eve

1 :evening
2 :the evening or the day before a special day
3 :the period immediately preceding

Examples of eve in a Sentence

  1. from morn to eve the settlers toiled to eke a living from the harsh land

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Origin and Etymology of eve

Middle English eve, even


Eve

noun \ ˈēv \

Definition of Eve

:the first woman, the wife of Adam, and the mother of Cain and Abel

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Origin and Etymology of eve

Old English Ēfe, from Late Latin Eva, from Hebrew Ḥawwāh



EVE Defined for English Language Learners

eve

noun

Definition of eve for English Language Learners

  • : the evening or the day before a special day

  • : the period of time just before an important event


EVE Defined for Kids

eve

noun \ ˈēv \

Definition of eve for Students

1 :evening
2 :the evening or day before a special day
  • Christmas eve
3 :the period just before an important event We are on the eve of a breakthrough.


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