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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.]
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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)
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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.
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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"
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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
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eve

noun
The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: even, vesper.
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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
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eve

[ˈiːv] n
on the eve of → à la veille de Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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Eve

[iːv] nEva

eve

[iːv] nvigilia
on the eve of → alla vigilia di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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