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Eve - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] (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
[n] the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
[n] the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
[n] the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution"

Synonyms

evening - (2 syllables), eventide - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Eve\, n. [See {Even}, n.]
1. Evening. [Poetic] Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson.
2. 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. ``On the eve of death.'' --Keble. {Eve churr} (Zo["o]l), the European goatsucker or nightjar; -- called also {night churr}, and {churr owl}.

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