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Eve

 (ēv)
In the Bible, the first woman and the wife of Adam.

[Late Latin Ēva, Hēva, from Hebrew ḥawwâ, living, life, from ḥāyâ, to live; see ḥyw in Semitic roots.]

eve

 (ēv)
n.
1. The evening or day preceding a special day, such as a holiday.
2. The period immediately preceding a certain event: the eve of war.
3. Evening.

[Middle English, variant of even; see even2.]

eve

(iːv)
n
1.
a. the evening or day before some special event or festival
b. (capital when part of a name): New Year's Eve.
2. the period immediately before an event: on the eve of civil war.
3. an archaic word for evening
[C13: variant of even2]

Eve

(iːv)
n
(Bible) Old Testament the first woman; mother of the human race, fashioned by God from the rib of Adam (Genesis 2:18-25)

eve

(iv)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) the evening or the day before a holiday, church festival, or any date or event: Christmas Eve; the eve of an election.
2. the period preceding any event, crisis, etc.: on the eve of the revolution.
3. the evening.
[1200–50; Middle English; variant of even2]

Eve

(iv)

n.
the first woman: wife of Adam and progenitor of the human race. Gen. 3:20.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eve - (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human raceEve - (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
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.eve - the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
3.eve - the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
4.eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
guest night - an evening when members of a club or college can bring their friends as guests
sundown, sunset - the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall, twilight, fall - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

eve

noun
1. night before, day before, vigil the eve of his 27th birthday
2. brink, point, edge, verge, threshold when Europe stood on the eve of war in 1914

eve

noun
The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: even, vesper.
Translations
عَشِيَّةعَشِيَّة، لَيْلَةمَساء
Evapředvečer
aftenaftenen førEvajuleaften
aattoEeva
Evavečer
elõest
Evekvöldrétt fyrirvaka; aîfangadagur
前夜
전야
Eva
išvakarėsvakaras
priekšvakarsvakars
predvečerpredvečer sviatku
predvečer
aftonEvaEve
คืนวันก่อนวันเทศกาล
hôm trước

Eve

[iːv] NEva

eve

1 [iːv] Nvíspera f
on the eve of (lit) → en la víspera de (fig) → en vísperas de

eve

2 [iːv] N (liter) (= evening) → tarde f

eve

[ˈiːv] n
on the eve of → à la veille de Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve

Eve

nEva f

eve

1
nVorabend m; on the eve ofam Tage vor (+dat), → am Vorabend von or +gen

eve

2
n (obs, poet)Abend m

Eve

[iːv] nEva

eve

[iːv] nvigilia
on the eve of → alla vigilia di

eve

(iːv) noun
1. the day or evening before a festival. Christmas Eve; New Year's Eve.
2. the time just before an event. on the eve of (the) battle.
3. evening.

eve

عَشِيَّة předvečer aftenen før Vorabend παραμονή víspera aatto veille večer vigilia 前夜 전야 vooravond aften wigilia véspera канун afton คืนวันก่อนวันเทศกาล arife hôm trước 前夕
References in classic literature ?
Bianchon narrated the following: Another Study of Woman La Grande Breteche Bidault (known as Gigonnet) Gobseck The Vendetta Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen A Daughter of Eve Bixiou, Jean-Jacques The Purse A Bachelor's Establishment Modeste Mignon Scenes from a Courtesan's Life The Firm of Nucingen The Muse of the Department Cousin Betty The Member for Arcis Beatrix A Man of Business Gaudissart II.
here goes for Eve and her apple," said the student, and taking Phoebus's arm.
So passd they naked on, nor shund the sight Of God or Angel, for they thought no ill: So hand in hand they passd, the lovliest pair That ever since in loves imbraces met, ADAM the goodliest man of men since borne His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters EVE.
Caedmon next tells how the fiend tempted first the man and then the woman with guileful lies to eat of the fruit which had been forbidden to them, and how Eve yielded to him.
Up rose the maiden in the yellow night, The single-mooned eve
Weller,' replied Emma; 'we always have on Christmas Eve.
This journey on New Year's Eve was a premeditated act of vengeance which she had kept in her heart ever since Godfrey, in a fit of passion, had told her he would sooner die than acknowledge her as his wife.
There is no hope of my being able to write back, for Magdalen expressly says that she is on the eve of departure from her present residence, and that she is not at liberty to say where she is going to next, or to leave instructions for forwarding any letters after her.
The Communists turn their attention chiefly to Germany, because that country is on the eve of a bourgeois revolution that is bound to be carried out under more advanced conditions of European civilisation, and with a much more developed proletariat, than that of England was in the seventeenth, and of France in the eighteenth century, and because the bourgeois revolution in Germany will be but the prelude to an immediately following proletarian revolution.
I am reminded of a passage in the life of a sweet lady, a friend of mine, whose daughter was on the eve of marriage, when suddenly her lover died.
Last Christmas Eve and all Christmas Day Jurgis had toiled on the killing beds, and Ona at wrapping hams, and still they had found strength enough to take the children for a walk upon the avenue, to see the store windows all decorated with Christmas trees and ablaze with electric lights.
Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age.