Definitions for: Eve

[n] (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 Even in the Garden of Eden
[n] the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
[n] the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
[n] the period immediately before something; "on the eve of the French Revolution"

Webster (1913) Definition: Eve, n. [See Even, n.]
1. Evening. [Poetic]

Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze. --Thomson.

2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of
reckoning the day as beginning at sunset. not at midnight;
as, Christians eve is the evening before Christmas; also,
the period immediately preceding some important event.
``On the eve of death.'' --Keble.

Eve churr (Zo["o]l), the European goatsucker or nightjar;
-- called also night churr, and churr owl.

Synonyms: evening, eventide

See Also: adult female, day, daylight, daytime, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloaming, guest night, mean solar day, nightfall, period, period of time, solar day, sundown, sunset, time period, twenty-four hours, twilight, woman

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