eve: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ēv), [key]
— 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 execution.
  2. the period preceding or leading up to any event, crisis, etc.: on the eve of the American Revolution.
  3. the evening.


Pronunciation: (ēv), [key]
— n.
  1. name of the first woman: wife of Adam and progenitor of the human race. Gen. 3:20.
  2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “life.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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