eve

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noun \ˈēv\

Definition of eve

  1. 1 :  evening

  2. 2 :  the evening or the day before a special day

  3. 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>

Origin and Etymology of eve

Middle English eve, even


First Known Use: 13th century


Eve

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noun \ˈēv\

Definition of Eve

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

Origin and Etymology of eve

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


First Known Use: before 12th century



EVE Defined for English Language Learners

eve

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noun \ˈēv\

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

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noun \ˈēv\

Definition of eve for Students

  1. 1 :  evening

  2. 2 :  the evening or day before a special day <Christmas eve>

  3. 3 :  the period just before an important event <We are on the eve of a breakthrough.>



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