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Definitions of eve

  1. the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The evening before a holiday, - from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight; as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The fast or vigil before a church festival, or saint's day; the period immediately before some important event; as, the eve of departure; evening; the close of day. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The close of the day; night before a day of note; time just preceding some event. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The evening before a festival; evening or time immediately preceding any event. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Wife of Adam, the first man; the mother of all living. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. The close of the day; the night before a holy-day, as Christmas eve; time immediately preceding any important action. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for eve

  1. What is this, Eve – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. But Queen Elizabeth thought that the day on which France fell into his hands would be the eve of her own ruin. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
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