from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The evening or day preceding a special day, such as a holiday.
- n. The period immediately preceding a certain event: the eve of war.
- n. Evening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The day or night before, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
- n. Evening, night.
- v. To come before something, usually used for holidays, such as Christmas Eve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Evening.
- n. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at midnight; ; also, the period immediately preceding some important event.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The close of the day; the evening.
- n. The night or evening (often, and specifically in the Roman Catholic Church, the day and night) before certain holy days of the church, marked more or less generally by religious and popular observances.
- n. The period just preceding some specific event; a space of time proximate to the occurrence of something: as, the eve of a battle; on the eve of a revolution.
- To become damp.
- n. A hen-roost.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the period immediately before something
- n. the day before
- 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 Eve in the Garden of Eden
- n. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
Middle English, variant of even; see even2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, compare the noun even (Wiktionary)