Eve - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iːv|  American pronunciation of the word eve
Brit.  |iːv|  British pronunciation of the word eve

noun

- (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
- the day before

he always arrives on the eve of her departure

- the period immediately before something

on the eve of the French Revolution

- the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)(syn: even, evening, eventide)

he enjoyed the evening light across the lake

Examples

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

We're arriving on Christmas Eve.

on the eve of the election

a New Year's Eve party

Christmas Eve

he always arrives on the eve of her departure

on the eve of the French Revolution

he enjoyed the evening light across the lake

Word forms

noun
singular: eve
plural: eves
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