American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Edge; border; margin.
- Specifically The lower edge of a roof; that part of the roof of a building which projects beyond the wall and sheds the water that falls on the roof; hence, figuratively, any projecting rim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) The edges or lower borders of the roof of a building, which overhang the walls, and cast off the water that falls on the roof.
- n. obsolete Brow; ridge.
- n. Eyelids or eyelashes.
- n. the overhang at the lower edge of a roof
- Middle English eves, from Old English efes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The swallow builds about the roofs of houses, under what we call the eaves, and sometimes in the corners of windows.”
“I think the reason for the lack of a normal roof with overhanging eaves is because it’s a modular prefab house.”
“The shot they keep repeating of the rescue worker hacking into a roof with water up to the eaves was a Metairie home.”
“I thought hanging it up to dry under the eaves might be a good idea, for air circulation.”
“Down at the eaves was the small arbor, green in summer, but covered now with dead vines and snow.”
“The little window under the eaves might be a nursery.”
“All the other houses in the street were new, with large window panes and smooth walls, but the old house had queer faces cut out of the beams over the windows, and under the eaves was a dragon's head for a rain-water spout.”
“Outside, the gentle drizzle and the soothing tinkle from the eaves were the only sounds; within, there was but the faint rustle of garments from”
“Here under the eaves was a ditch the boy had been digging to take off water.”
“The rain dripping heavily from the eaves was the only sound that came from it, and a dull glow from an engine that lay alone on a siding was the only light that was to be seen.”
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Lately I think of my love for you and the rose
Growing into the house, springing up from under the eaves
And spiraling upward to pierce the chink in the corn...
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