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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 ?
Gardiner would be happy to see Miss March and Miss Josephine at a little dance on New Year's Eve.
By the time we had placed the cold, fresh-smelling little tree in a corner of the sitting-room, it was already Christmas Eve.
He had built himself a country-seat within a few miles of his native town, and there spent such portions of his time as could be spared from public service in the display of every grace and virtue--as a newspaper phrased it, on the eve of an election--befitting the Christian, the good citizen, the horticulturist, and the gentleman.
The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
It needs scarcely to be told, with what feelings, on the eve of a Nantucket voyage, I regarded those marble tablets, and by the murky light of that darkened, doleful day read the fate of the whalemen who had gone before me, Yes, Ishmael, the same fate may be thine.
Hearkening to these voices, East and West, by early sun-rise, and by fall of eve, the blacksmith's soul responded, Aye, I come
Jerry had not been allowed to go out yet, and I never saw him after that New Year's eve.
And so on Christmas Eve Jurgis worked till nearly one o'clock in the morning, and on Christmas Day he was on the killing bed at seven o'clock.
Nicholas will probably have to go on climbing down sooty chimneys, Christmas eve, forever, and conferring kindness on other people's children, to make up for deserting his own.
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was, that they escaped teething.
And when friends are on the eve of separation, they like to spend the little time that remains to them close to each other.
The world passed from her; and, for one enchanted moment, Love opened the gates of Paradise to the daughter of Eve.